Aug. 3, 2015—Judge López currently sits on the State Court of Dekalb County, where he presides over civil and criminal matters.
Jul. 15, 2015—Bell is a litigation associate with Balch & Bingham in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jun. 24, 2015—Byl’s paper, “Easements with Ecosystems: A Conservation Tool for Endangered Species,” won first prize in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Endangered Species Committee’s competition, and Issar’s paper, “Going Toe-to-Toe with Hydro: Conflicts Between Hydropower and Other Sources of Renewable Power,” placed first in the section’s Energy Law competition.
Jun. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt Law graduates will serve in 50 federal appellate and district and state clerkships during 2015-16 or in future terms.
Jun. 12, 2015—Norris’ article, “Drugs, Devices & Discovery: Using Fee-Shifting to Resolve the Twombly/Iqbal Problem for Parallel Claims Under the FDCA,” won second place in the FDLI competition’s “Short Papers” category and placed third in the ABA's 2014 Tort Trial & Insurance writing competition.
Jun. 8, 2015—Norton's one-year term in the global chair role, which rotates among the firm's five regional chairs, began May 1.
May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation launches a "legal residency" program with UnitedLex, a global consulting and legal services firm.
May. 14, 2015—Ph.D. in Law and Economics graduates’ dissertations addressed endangered species regulation, enforcement of non-discrimination laws, the effect of litigation on medical practitioners, and contractual dispute resolution.
May. 12, 2015—Robisch received the prestigious award for his Vanderbilt Law Review Note, “Getting to the (Non)Point: Private Governance as a Solution to Nonpoint Source Pollution.
Apr. 23, 2015—A well-known government relations attorney, Thornton has previously served as chair of the 300-member firm’s executive committee and held numerous management roles.
Apr. 20, 2015—Led by biomaterial science Ph.D. student Kelsey Beavers, the interdisciplinary team included molecular physiology student Elizabeth Conrad, structural biology postdoctoral fellow Michael Feldkamp, biomedical engineering graduate student Samantha Sarett and Verano. The team developed a strategy for commercializing a new test for colon cancer.
Apr. 15, 2015—Gerdts honored posthumously as 2015 Distinguished Alumnus; Johnson receives the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.
Apr. 13, 2015—Callaway will serve on the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile.
Feb. 19, 2015—Travis Gray ’16 and Andrew Struckmeyer ’16 are 2015 finalists.
Feb. 17, 2015—Advocating for justice for both miners and mountains.
Feb. 5, 2015—If confirmed, Crenshaw will fill the seat vacated by Judge William J. Haynes Jr. ’73.
Jan. 29, 2015—Garrison Social Justice Scholars will receive supplemental scholarships and summer stipends to support preparation for careers in social justice and public interest law.
Dec. 23, 2014—Joycelyn Stevenson, Class of 2001, has been chosen president-elect of the Nashville Bar Association. She takes office January 1, 2015, and will assume the presidency in January 2016. “I am honored to continue to serve the NBA in a leadership capacity,” said Stevenson. “I look forward to supporting the NBA’s mission of assisting our members...
Dec. 17, 2014—Sanghavi will work at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee to develop a legal advocacy program to help people with criminal convictions reenter their communities.
Dec. 5, 2014—A former partner with Miller & Martin, McDonough currently serves as chief of staff for Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke
Nov. 21, 2014—Ashford currently serves as acting assistant attorney general and as deputy assistant attorney general for appellate and review in the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.