Jul. 10, 2018—Thompson was a member of the inaugual Class of Douglass Fellows with the Human Trafficking Institute in during the 2017-18 academic year.
Jul. 9, 2018—VLS students are working in 18 states, D.C. and the Netherlands for federal and state courts, government legal departments and nonprofits.
Jul. 9, 2018—Students secured externships with federal and state courses, government agencies and legal nonprofits and in corporate legal offices.
Jul. 5, 2018—Liu is a partner at Dorsey, where he focuses on international litigation and complex commercial disputes.
Jul. 2, 2018—Rising 2L Adrielle L. Conner was awarded Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ annual diversity scholarship as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Conner is working as a law clerk at Bradley’s Nashville office this summer. A native of Lakeland, Florida, she earned her bachelor of science in business administration...
Jul. 2, 2018—Drake is a partner at King & Spalding in Atlanta, where he focuses on product liability litigation.
Jun. 26, 2018—McWeay joined the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender's Office in 2009 after earning her Vanderbilt J.D. She was named General Sessions Division Chief in 2014 and Dputy Public Defender in 2017.
Jun. 22, 2018—A friend of the late Milton Rice '49 writes about his legal of "patriotism, public service and neighborliness." Rice died Jan. 1 at age 97.
Jun. 8, 2018—Clinical Professor of Law Karla McKanders asked students in her Refugee Law and Policy class to produce their final reports as audio stories. Listen to Episode 136 of The Life of the Law’s New Voices series, which features stories on topics in refugee law by VLS students Joshua Minchin ’20, Simona Grecu ’19 and Rachael...
Jun. 8, 2018—Alexiou is director of LL.M. and alumni advising and associate director of Career Services at Vanderbilt Law School.
May. 31, 2018—Philip Morris v. Uruguay and Eli Lilly v. Canada are two international investor-state cases that may reveal an emerging trend in international investment law regarding investors' intellectual property (IP) rights.
May. 23, 2018—The TBA's highest award, named in honor of former Tennessee Chief Justice Frank Drowota '65 (BA'60), recognizes career services to the judiciary.
May. 14, 2018—Richard Turner Henderson received the Founder's Medal for First Honors.
Apr. 30, 2018—The Rick V. N. Ferrini Law Scholarship and the Rick V. N. Ferrini Medical Scholarship honor an accomplished attorney who died March 10, 2017. “We wanted to do something in memory of Rick that would honor him and make him proud,” said Vino Ferrini, president of the Texas-based leather footwear company Ferrini USA. “His time at Vanderbilt was very special to him, and these scholarships will give that same opportunity and experience to others. We also want to support research on depression, which so many struggle with, as did our son. It is a disease like any other, and we want to see the stigma removed for those who suffer with it and their families.” A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Rick Ferrini began his legal career in Washington, D.C., after earning his law degree from Vanderbilt in 2011. For the next five years he served as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where he defended D.C. government agencies and individual employees at all levels of government in a variety of civil lawsuits. In 2016, he returned to his hometown of Dallas to serve as counsel to his family’s company, Ferrini USA.
Apr. 23, 2018—Adolpho Birch III '91 was appointed Board Secretary.
Apr. 23, 2018—Henson’s Note, published in the 2018 Vanderbilt Law Review, explores courts’ disagreement over admissibility of evidence of prior malpractice by medical expert witnesses.
Apr. 17, 2018—Justice Drowota served on the Tennessee Supreme Court for 25 years and as a judge in Tennessee courts for 35 years.
Apr. 17, 2018—Giancarlo also spoke to the VLS Board of Advisors after his Sims Lecture April 13.
Apr. 10, 2018—Horn Boom has previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She was a partner at Frost Brown Todd in Lexington before her confirmation to the federal bench.
Apr. 10, 2018—Clarke’s lecture, “Democracy under Attack: Race, Rights and Resistance,” addresses the role of lawyers in responding to racial injustice, voter suppression and other civil rights issues.
Apr. 4, 2018—Justice Sotomayor answered students' questions in her 2018 Cecil Sims Lecture in Flynn Auditorium April 3.