Oct. 25, 2022—Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk writes that litigants are increasingly using foreign data protection laws-especially new laws in China and the EU-to resist discovery requests from U.S. courts.
Oct. 25, 2022—Shaw will provide an introduction to a recording of the oral arguments in these cases from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Moore Room.
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt litigation experts Brian Fitzpatrick, Suzanna Sherry and Ingrid Brunk will preside over this moot-court-style event highlighting Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., a case to be argued before the Supreme Court on Nov. 8, 2022. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium.
Oct. 13, 2022—Education policy expert Matthew Shaw will provide an introduction to a recording of the Supreme Court hearing of the oral arguments in SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. UNC, both of which are Title VI cases.. Both schools are accused of discriminating against Asians and Aisan-Americans in their admissions policies. The event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Student Association and the George Barrett Social Justice Program.
Aug. 8, 2022—Judge Boom has served as a swing judge on the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky since 2018. She is one of seven new commissioners appointed to the Sentencing Commission.
Aug. 1, 2022—Wuerth is a foreign policy expert and holds the Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law. "The state sponsor of terrorism designation is not a symbolic act to chastise states that behave badly," she writes. "It is a legal trigger embedded in an extremely complex statutory and regulatory framework. The effects of pulling that...trigger are not easy to identify and untangle."
Jul. 26, 2022—In Fitzpatrick's 2019 book, The Conservative Case for Class Actions, he argues that limiting plaintiffs' ability to bring class action lawsuits will inevitably result in more government regulation, and that with some reforms, class actions can and should function as a better alternative for disciplining businesses. Coy cites the book and quotes Fitzpatrick in a column discussing Republican support for private lawsuits to implement rights, such as a Texas law promising to pay legal expenses and $10,000 to successful anti-abortion litigants who prevail in private suits against providers and helpers.
Jul. 20, 2022—Wuerth's column, published in Just Security and in the Transnational Litigation blog, suggests the designation would be largely symbolic and could ultimately harm the interests of the Ukrainian government and the people of Ukraine.
Jul. 14, 2022—Rodriguez currently serves as an assistant attorney general for the Northern District of New York.
Jun. 14, 2022—VLS students are working for government and nonprofit legal employers in 15 states, Washington, D.C., and The Hague, Netherlands during summer 2022.
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Jun. 1, 2022—Fellows receive stipend support to serve internship in government legal offices and judicial chambers. 2022 fellows will be interning in judicial chambers and in federal and state attorneys’ offices in six states.
May. 12, 2022—Incoming associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Washington, D.C.
May. 4, 2022—Usman is an associate professor of law at Belmont University College of Law, where he has taught for 10 years. He was a senior law clerk on the Tennessee Supreme Court and an assistant attorney general in the Tennessee Attorney General's Office before joining the Belmont Law faculty.
Apr. 28, 2022—Wuerth's March 7 Lawfare blog post, "Does Foreign Immunity Apply to Sanctions on Central Banks?", and her Fordham Law Review article, "The Due Process and Other Constitutional Rights of Foreign Nations," are both cited extensively in UVA Law Professor Paul Stephan's April 26 Lawfare blog post, "Giving Russian Assets to Ukraine—Freezing Is Not Seizing."
Apr. 20, 2022—The Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination for spring 2022 will conclude with Justice Liu's lecture in Flynn Auditorium from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The public is invited to attend the lecture via Zoom.
Apr. 5, 2022—Helen Strong Curry International Legal Studies Scholar
Mar. 29, 2022—UC Davis scholar Karima Bennoune's talk is the 2022 Victor S. Johnson Lecture. Bennoune holds the Homer G. Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair in International Law at UC Davis Law School. Her talk begins at 12:30 p.m. Thurs., March 31, and is free and open to the public.
Mar. 24, 2022—As a law clerk at FERC, Philip Morel works at the intersection of law and energy policy. He joined FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges as a clerk after graduation.
Mar. 24, 2022—George, who studies judges and courts, is among legal scholars who "caution against reading too much into district court decisions."
Mar. 17, 2022—Cheng’s 2022 Vanderbilt Law Review article, “The Consensus Rule: A New Approach to Scientific Evidence,” will be the focus of a day-long symposium March 18 at Villanova Law School, where Cheng’s proposal that the legal system should defer to expert communities rather than reach independent decisions will be critically evaluated by scholars in the field.
Mar. 3, 2022—Constitutional law James F. Blumstein discusses Dunn v. Blumstein, the case brought in 1970 challenging Tennessee's residency requirements for voter registration, in a March 1 podcast produced by the Tennessee Attorney General's office. Blumstein ultimately argued the case before the Supreme Court.
Mar. 2, 2022—In her talk, : “Sense and Sensibility: Civility in the Courtroom," Judge Ross offered candid observations of attorneys' behavior in the courtroom and in other trial proceedings.
Mar. 2, 2022—Judge Boom's talk, “Federal Sentencing: Perspectives from the Swing Judge," address disparaties in sentencing practice across federal district courts.
Feb. 25, 2022—Wuerth is a leading scholar of foreign affairs and serves on the State Department's Advisory Committee on the American Law Institute's Restatement (Fourth) on U.S. Foreign Relations Law. In this Lawfare post, she states: "Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, which prohibits the use of force against the territorial integrity of another state."
Feb. 16, 2022—Sherry held the Herman O. Loewenstein Chair in Law. An expert in constitutional law and federal courts and procedure, Sherry is the author of more than 100 books, book chapters and articles.