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Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Shannon Vreeland joins the Class of 2019

Aug. 18, 2016—Vox Video features Shannon Vreeland '19 as she starts her 1L year at VLS.

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Mary Frances Lyle ’79 dies at 80

Aug. 16, 2016—Lyle entered law school at 40 and then devoted her legal career to improving the lives of women and children.

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Joni Poitier ’05 honored by ABA as “Top 40” young lawyer

Aug. 15, 2016—Poitier is an attorney with Moseley Princhard Parrish Knight & Jones in Jacksonville, Florida. Before joining the firm, she was a state prosecutor.

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Aschkan Abdul-Malek, JD/MBA ’06, featured in Entrepreneur magazine for Kabul health-care start-up

Aug. 5, 2016—Abdul-Malek launched Alem-Health in 2014 to connect Afghan hospitals with foreign specialists. His company expanded to Lagos, Nigeria, this year.

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45 VLS graduates will serve clerkships in 2016-17 or future terms

Jul. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt Law graduates will clerk for judges in federal and state courts in 17 states.

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Civil rights leader and former Oklahoma State Senator E. Melvin Porter ’59 dead at 86

Jul. 27, 2016—Porter and classmate Fred Work became Vanderbilt’s first two African American graduates in 1959.

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27 VLS students are working in legal offices for course credit in summer 2016

Jul. 25, 2016—VLS students will receive course credit for their summer work in federal and state judicial chambers, in the offices of U.S. Attorneys and state attorneys general, and with corporations and advocacy organizations.

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84 VLS students receive 2016 summer stipends to support pro bono work

Jul. 25, 2016—Students are working in judicial chambers and with government agencies, attorneys general, district attorneys, public defenders and public interest organizations with VLS support.

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Article by Emily Taylor ’16 on “Waters of the United States” to Be Published in Environmental Law Reporter

Jul. 15, 2016—Article Taylor completed as a semester-long research project supervised by Clean Water Act expert J.B. Ruhl to be published in the peer-reviewed journal of the Environmental Law Institute.

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Lauren Kilgore ’11 listed as “Best of the Bar” in Nashville Business Journal

Jun. 14, 2016—Kilgore's 2016 listing marks the second year in a row she has been selected for the honor. She practices media and entertainment law at Shackelford Bowen McKinley & Norton.

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Lucian Pera ’85 takes office as Tennessee Bar Association president-elect

Jun. 14, 2016—Pera is a partner in the Memphis office of Adams and Reese. He will serve as TBA's president in 2017-18.

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Jay Tobin J.D./M.B.A.’82, GC of Dave & Buster’s, featured in Texas Lawyer

Jun. 1, 2016—Tobin guided Dave & Buster's through its $100 million initial public offering in 2014 (subscription required).

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Interview with Darren Robbins ’93 featured in Litigation Daily

May. 23, 2016—Robbins is interviewed by Litigation Daily's Jenna Greene about his work at Robbins Geller, which includes securities, antitrust, M&A, consumer, insurance, employment and other class actions.

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Nathan Walsh ’16 named Vanderbilt Law’s first George Barrett Fellow

May. 17, 2016—Walsh will advocate for homeless students with disabilities as a fellow with Disability Rights Tennessee.

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Calvin Cohen ’16 and Alex Nunn ’16 share 2016 Nagareda Prize for best scholarly papers in litigation and dispute resolution

May. 13, 2016—Cohen’s paper addresses the inconsistent application of state sovereign immunity claims to federal rules; Nunn’s applied the perspective of due process to the use of “naked statistical evidence.”

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23 graduates honored with academic and citizenship awards at Commencement

May. 13, 2016—Lauren Messonnier Meyers received the 2016 Founders Medal for First Honors.

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Anne-Marie Moyes ’03 featured in New York Times story about wrongful conviction

May. 5, 2016—Moyes' work to exonerate a wrongfully convicted prisoner is chronicled in a graphic story by Patrick Chappatte in the New York Times.

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ICC indispensable to a Syria solution, argues op/ed co-authored by Michael Newton

May. 5, 2016—Members of the ABA's ICC Project Board of Advisors, including Newton, assert that the ICC should be part of any effort to combat impunity in Syria in a signed opinion piece in International Criminal Justice Today.

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Chancellor Zeppos hosts discussion of controversy over Supreme Court nominee

May. 5, 2016—“Battle Supreme: Politics, the Law and an Open Seat on the Nation’s Highest Court," the final event of the 2016 Chancellor's Lecture Series, featured Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano; CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin; Vanderbilt University Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Audrey Anderson, who formerly served as deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security; and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian.

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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks back on 8 years at Vanderbilt’s chancellor

May. 2, 2016—Zeppos took the reins of Vanderbilt University in 2008, in the midst of the global financial crisis.

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Megan McLean ’16 wins Environmental Law Institute writing competition

Apr. 29, 2016—McLean's winning paper, "Throwing Shade: The Case against Judicial Interference with Solar Net Metering Policies," will be published in the Environmental Law Reporter.

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Cheng, George, Ruhl, Vandenbergh and Wuerth honored with Hall-Hartman Awards

Apr. 26, 2016—Professors Tracey George, Michael Vandenbergh and Ingrid Wuerth were honored for their first-year Contracts, Property and Civil Procedure classes, respectively. Professor Ed Cheng was recognized for his upper-level Evidence class and Professor J.B. Ruhl for his Food System Seminar.

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Former VU general counsel Jeff Carr ’66 dead at 75

Apr. 13, 2016—Carr retired from a 34-year career as a senior leader at Vanderbilt in 2000.

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