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94 VLS students receive 2017 summer stipends to support pro bono legal work

Jun. 15, 2017—VLS students are working in judicial chambers, with government agencies and attorneys’ offices, and with nonprofit organizations in 20 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and Brussels.

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J.B. Ruhl encourages new lawyers to start “hacking around”

Feb. 17, 2017—Ruhl details how young lawyers can meet community needs through "legal hackathons" in an article in TYL, the American Bar Association's publication for young lawyers.

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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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2015 graduates Clarke Agre and Nakeisha Jackson named Gideon’s Promise Fellows

Jul. 14, 2015—Agre and Jackson will work as public defenders in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and Knox County, Tennessee.

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New social justice scholarship endowed by Amy and Frank Garrison available to first-year law students

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.

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Vidhi Sanghavi ’15 awarded Skadden Fellowship

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.

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19 members of the Class of 2014 selected for Order of the Coif

Aug. 26, 2014—Order of the Coif members are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.

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Law and Economics graduate Jennifer Bennett Shinall joins Law Faculty

Aug. 11, 2014—Jennifer Bennett Shinall, the first graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics, joins the faculty at Vanderbilt Law School as Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Shinall clerked for Judge John Tinder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit after receiving her J.D. and Ph.D. in law and economics in 2012...

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James Balser ’16 receives Helton Fellowship from American Society of International Law

Jun. 18, 2014—Balser will work with the No Peace Without Justice International Criminal Justice Program's Syrian Accountability Project in Gaziantep, Turkey.

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70 Vanderbilt Law students receive 2014 summer stipends to support pro bono work

Jun. 16, 2014—Seventy Vanderbilt Law students received summer stipends to support their volunteer work in positions with government agencies; the chambers of federal and local judges; federal and state district attorneys and public defenders’ offices; and public interest and advocacy organizations. Students receiving Vanderbilt law stipends are working pro bono during summer 2014 for legal offices and...

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72 Vanderbilt Law students serving externships for course credit in 2014

Jun. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt Law students are receiving course credit for externships in federal and state judicial chambers, the offices of federal and state prosecutors, public defenders and attorneys, corporations, and advocacy organizations in 26 states.

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Two 2014 Vanderbilt Law graduates appointed as Gideon’s Promise fellows

May. 19, 2014—Leo Costales and Will Howell will receive one-year post-graduate fellowships to work in public defender's offices in Louisiana and Tennessee.

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36 Vanderbilt Law graduates and students secure clerkships in 2013-14

Apr. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt Law students and graduates will clerk on courts in 18 states.

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