Jul. 28, 2021—In "Just Algorithms: Using Science to Reduce Incarceration and Inform a Jurisprudence of Risk," released by Cambridge University Press, Slobogin supports his thesis that using risk-prediction algorithms to make sentencing decisions could help reduce unnecessary pre-trial detention, mitigate excessively punitive bail and prison sentences, and divert more eligible candidates to appropriate rehabilitative programs.
Jul. 27, 2021—Michael Spezio's review of criminal justice scholar Chris Slobogin's newly released book "Just Algorithms: Using Science to Reduce Incarceration and Inform a Jurisprudence of Risk," was published in Science magazine on July 16. Spezio's review highlights the book's purpose of countering recent arguments against automated jurisprudence and Slobogin's argument that risk-assessment algorithms could increase fairness in plea bargaining and charging decisions.
Jul. 7, 2021—Mikos is a leading expert on federalism and drug law. His work analyzes the struggle among federal, state and local governments for control of marijuana law and policy.
Jul. 7, 2021—Maroney investigates the intersection of law and emotion and is a scholar of criminal law. Her research has focused on the role of emotion in judicial behavior and decision-making.
Jul. 7, 2021—Sitaraman teaches and writes about constitutional law, the regulatory state, economic policy, democracy and foreign affairs. He directs the Law School's Program in Law and Government.
Jul. 1, 2021—Nejdl is head of professional development and research services at the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library. She received the two 2021 awards from the AALL: the Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes professional contributions and leadership potential, and the Spectrum Article of the Year Award, which honors outstanding writing focused on law librarianship and scholarly legal research.
Jun. 30, 2021—Bressman holds a David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law. A renowned scholar of administrative law and statutory interpretation, she previously served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2016.
Jun. 25, 2021—Viscusi is the University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management and co-director of the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics. He discusses how to measure the costs and benefits of lockdowns and how the statistical value of a human life underpins government decision-making in a podcast hosted by Peter Martin and Gigi Foster. Viscusi's segment starts at 20:10.
Jun. 19, 2021—The article, published in the NYU Law Review, was cited in a dissenting opinion written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Borden v. United States, which addressed the question of whether a criminal offense with a mens rea of recklessness qualifies as a "violent felony" under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
Jun. 17, 2021—The prize is awarded annually to “the best book in American legal history that is accessible to the educated general public” by the Langum Foundation. Mayeux’s book chronicles the history of public defenders in 20th century America.
Jun. 10, 2021—Hersch is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics and co-director of the Law and Economics Program. She analyzed data on almost 500,000 college graduates to show a close connection between attending an elite undergradaute institution and the likelihood of earning a graduate or professional degree. Her research will soon be published in the Tulane Law Review.
May. 19, 2021—The endowment of a permanent director of the Diversity, Equity and Community Office in honor of the late Professor Robert Belton enables VLS to build on its long-term commitment to diversity, inclusion and racial justice.
May. 6, 2021—Edelman explains why the number of seats in the House of Representatives is limited to 435 and the method used to reapportion seats among states every 10 years based on census results in a 20-minute interview with Julie Rose, host of the BYUradio program Top of Mind.
Apr. 20, 2021—With today’s news that the jury voted to convict Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, it is important to acknowledge that the trauma of this case, like so many others, remains with us. We have had to relive this violent encounter through the horrific video that many of us have seen with our...
Apr. 16, 2021—The annual awards are given based on a student poll conducted by Vanderbilt Bar Association.
Apr. 14, 2021—Yadav is an expert in securities regulation. In an in-depth discussion with Odd Lots hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway of Bloomberg Business, Yadav argues that recent, seeming inexplicable bouts of volatility in the treasury market can be explained by the inadequate patchwork of regulations governing this market.
Mar. 25, 2021—Environmental law expert Mike Vandenberg and energy law expert Jim Rossi were featured panelists in a virtual symposium focusing on environmental sustainability hosted by the Owen Graduate School of Management March 15.
Mar. 23, 2021—Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Gautam Hans, who directs the First Amendment Clinic, is featured as part of Vanderbilt University's "Ask an Expert" series.
Mar. 23, 2021—Blumstein's talk, "Ways of Thinking about Medical Care: Alternative Models and Structures and Their Policy Significance,"delivered March 10, addresses the interplay of economics and program design in government healthcare programs.
Mar. 23, 2021—The conference, to be held April 9 via webcast, will include discussions of articles by environmental law scholars Madison Condon, Charles Lee and Joshua Macey and a co-authored article by Michael Burger, Jessica Wentz and Radley Horton.
Feb. 26, 2021—The hearing, held Feb. 24, 2021, by the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, addressed the need for additional federal judges in the district and appellate courts.
Feb. 23, 2021—Skiba will serve as chair-elect during 2021 and then began a one-year term as chair in 2022.
Jan. 28, 2021—Stanton works with Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Sue Kay ’79 to supervise students in the Criminal Justice Clinic as they represent indigent clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan. 28, 2021—Clarke’s article has been reprinted in the UCLA Law Dukeminier Awards Journal, which annually recognizes the best legal scholarship on sexual orientation and gender identity issues.