Sep. 18, 2023—In a candid talk sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community, Judge Gelpi discussed how his work as a prosecutor, magistrate judge, and district court judge in Puerto Rico informs his perspective as an appellate judge on the First Circuit Court.
May. 9, 2023—Kaylee Brilhart was recognized for logging the highest number of pro bono hours—1,668—as a VLS student. Six members of the Class of 2023 completed the Pro Bono Pledge in both 2022 and 2023.
Mar. 22, 2023—Founding director of NYU’s Policing Project and senior fellow at Stand Together Trust discussed current issues in policing.
Feb. 23, 2023—Canellos is a managing editor at Politico and the author of “The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero.”
Feb. 14, 2023—Yadav was one of three financial regulation experts who testified before the full committee in the aftermath of the crypto crash on why financial safeguards are needed for digital assets.
Feb. 9, 2023—Other events include a lecture by criminal defense scholar Andrea Dennis, “Prosecuting Rap: Racial and Constitutional Implications and a Zoom Q&A with ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross.
Jan. 18, 2023—Professor Ziegler's lecture is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium as part of the Dean's Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination, sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Community Office.
Jan. 18, 2023—Grant's lecture, "The Arc of the Moral Universe and Beyond," will start at 12:30 p.m. He is a shareholder at Baker Donelson in Nashville who has tried nore than 50 jury trials and represented clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings across a dozen states. He was co-producer of "Civil Disobedience and the Rule of Law: The Nashville Sit-ins and Lessons in Courage" and co-author of "The Freedom Rides: Making the Law Apply to All," published in the Nashville Bar Journal, which received the Nashville Bar Association's Article of the Year Award in 2011.
Dec. 7, 2022—Yadav's most recent paper, "Toward a Public-Private Oversight Model for Cryptocurrency Markets," makes a case for mandating self-regulation of crypto-exchanges as a first step toward reforming both the exchanges and cryptocurrency itself. She discusses various types of cryptocurrency and why cryptocurrencies have proven challenging to regulate in this interview with podcast host Hruska, who is senior adviser for communications and strategy with the American Constitution Society.
Nov. 28, 2022—Sudeall’s scholarship focuses on constitutional law, criminal procedure and access to justice. She is currently a professor at the Georgia State University College of Law, where she is the founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice.
Nov. 3, 2022—National First-Generation Celebration Day offers all of us an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work, risk-taking, ambition and talent of Vanderbilt's first-generation law students and graduates.
Oct. 26, 2022—Professor Driver teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, which was selected as a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice of The New York Times Book Review.
Oct. 25, 2022—This event starts at 12:30 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium and is sponsored by OUTLAW and the Vanderbilt Health Law Society.
Oct. 19, 2022—Marking the conclusion of Latinx Heritage Month, VLS honors the extraordinarily impactful contributions of our Latinx students, staff, and faculty.
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.
Sep. 29, 2022—In addition to Sen. McMorrow, panelists include Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Women's and Gender Studies Katherine Crawford and Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes. Sen. McMorrow, a self-proclaimed “straight, white, Christian woman,” delivered a powerful speech on the floor of the Michigan Senate in response to claims from a fellow senator of grooming and sexualizing kindergarteners, telling the audience, “We must not let hate win.” Sen. Morrow will begin the discussion and then participate in a moderated discussion on the topics of faith, politics, LGBTQIA+ rights, and reproductive freedom. This event is co-sponsored by the George Barrett Social Justice Program.
Sep. 26, 2022—Barsky's 10-minute podcast is featured by the Next Big Idea Club. His research combines social justice, human rights and border and refugee studies with literary and artistic insights into the plight of vulnerable migrants.
Sep. 6, 2022—Vanderbilt Divinity School's third annual Kelly Miller Smith Foundation virtual symposium features keynote speaker Valerie Jarratt in a discussion moderated by NPR Code Switch senior correspondent Karen Grigsby Bates, and a panel discussion featuring Nse Ufot, former CEO of the New Georgia Project, and Deirdra Reed, policy and advocacy partner at the New Teacher Project, moderated by Opio Dupree, fellow for CEO Action for Racial Equality. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Registration required.
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—Shaw argues that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that Maine cannot exclude faith-based schools from a state program that pays for private school tuition in areas of the state that lack public schools could erode the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.