Mar. 29, 2023—Students connected with attorneys hiring summer associates for positions in 74 cities in the U.S. and abroad. More than 70 percent of the 137 attorneys who attended the spring career fair are VLS alumni.
Jan. 27, 2023—Representatives of 28 government and public interest employers came to VLS to speak with students on Government and Public Interest Day on Jan. 13. The annual event’s informal format allows students to learn about the work of various government agencies and legal aid organizations and explore summer and semester internship and pro bono opportunities.
Jan. 5, 2023—Lord will be president and chief strategy officer for the new Maynard Nexsen firm, and Grantham will serve as the new firm's CEO. The new firm merges the operations of Alabama-based Maynard Cooper & Gale and South Carolina-based Nexsen Pruet to form a single firm with offices on both coasts and more than 550 attorneys. Lord and Grantham met at Vanderbilt Law School.
Dec. 16, 2022—Members of the Class of 2025 can connect with legal employers with offices throughout the U.S. at this table-talk-style event to be held at the JW Marriott Nashville organized by VLS Career Services.
Dec. 16, 2022—More than 80 percent of the 1L class attended, connecting with attorneys representing 38 law firms with offices throughout the U.S.
Sep. 14, 2022—Genetski joined FanDuel in 2015 as its chief legal officer.
Aug. 31, 2022—Lewellen will serve as NCSL's chair in 2023-24. She is deputy director and assistant secretary of the Arkansas Senate.
Aug. 19, 2022—The event exposes incoming students to public service opportunities at VLS and in Nashville and connects them with faculty and local attorneys who work in the public interest.
Aug. 16, 2022—Winkler had served as the office's acting director since March and as its associate regional director for enforcement since 2019.
Aug. 16, 2022—Merrick had previously served as Gov. Lee's deputy legal counsel since 2019. She was an assistant attorney general in the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General before joining Lee's legal staff.
Aug. 1, 2022—El-Khouri has joined the White House Counsel's Office as an associate counsel. She previously served as counsel to the assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice.
Jul. 26, 2022—Chatterjee is a Silicon Valley-based partner in Goodwin Proctor's IP practice. His profile, "Breaking the Algorithm," chronicles his background and experiences as a nationally renowned IP litigator.
Jul. 25, 2022—The Law and Business Fellow will be in residence at VLS for four semesters under the mentorship of VLS corporate law faculty.
Jul. 20, 2022—Lawyers of Color, a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in the legal profession, ranked the Top 65 Law Schools for Black Students based on number of J.D.s awarded to black students, J.D.-required job placement, placement of graduates as Big Law associates, bar passage rate, black student enrollment, federal and state clerkships, distinguished black alumni, grants and scholarship awards, selectivity and tuition cost.
Jun. 24, 2022—Ruben will work with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy to support the development of an automated process for criminal record sealing.
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. 3, 2022—Salamartin accepted the award at the institute’s 2022 ACE conference for her article, “Balancing Innovation and Protection: Understanding the Landscape of DeFi Regulation,” which she wrote as a VLS student with support from Professor Michael A. Newton. Salamatin is an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright in New York.
May. 26, 2022—Rana is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Algeria.
May. 4, 2022—Buchanan joined the Department of Justice in 2010 at an assistant U.S. attorney in Birmingham, Alabama. He has worked as a federal prosecutor in Atlanta since 2013.
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. 4, 2022—To qualify for this prestigious award, students must be nominated by a College member or a professor or dean of their law school. Nominees undergo a rigorous evaluation process that includes interviews, submission of written materials and a review of the candidate’s academic standing by members of the ACB council.
Oct. 19, 2021—Employers participated in one of two ways—through virtual interviews that took place Sept. 20-Oct.1 and through resumé collections in mid-September. 2L students had opportunities to apply and interview for internships in summer 2022, and 3Ls could apply and interview for postgraduate opportunities, including those supported by sponsored fellowships.
Oct. 15, 2021—Truong is focusing on labor and employment issues at USAID, which provides humanitarian aid and fosters economic development in foreign nations.
Jun. 16, 2021—Students will be working for course credit or stipend support in state and federal courts and government, nonprofit and corporate law offices in 20 states, Puerto Rico,, Washington, D.C., and Canada.