Apr. 23, 2019—The awards are based on a student poll and named in honor of late Professors Paul Hartman and Donald Hall. They recognize an outstanding professor in each first-year section and for small and large upper-level classes.
Apr. 17, 2019—VU researchers from the schools of Law, Medicine and Management will develop and test “safe harbor” protocols designed to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary medical procedures performed to reduce legal liability.
Apr. 13, 2019—Benton is the Nelson O. Tyrone Professor of History. The research she will complete as a Guggenheim Fellow examines legal practices surrounding "small wars."
Apr. 9, 2019—In a blog post and a forthcoming article in the Texas Law Review, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law Sherry and Sundby, who is earning his JD/PhD in law and neuroscience at Vanderbilt, argue that there is a serious potential downside to establishing SCOTUS term limits: they might cause doctrinal instability.
Mar. 27, 2019—In their article, "Beyond the Witness: Bringing a Process Perspective to Modern Evidence Law," they address the need to deal with evidence such as photographs, business records, electronic phone records and store receipts as a different category from witness testimony.
Mar. 25, 2019—In How to Save the Supreme Court, Sitaraman and co-author Daniel Epps propose reforms to the nomination process design to minimize partisan influences.
Mar. 19, 2019—King’s studies of appeals waivers and habeas cases were cited by Justice Sotomayor in her majority opinion in favor of Gilberto Garza Jr., who sought to have his appeal rights restored.
Mar. 15, 2019—Hersch recommends the cap on damage awards for sexual harassment be increased to reflect their actual cost to employers, employees and industries.
Feb. 14, 2019—Hersch’s study revealed that legal immigrants with darker skin are paid up to 25 percent less than otherwise comparable light-skinned immigrants and that the wage penalty continued to widen after these immigrants received permanent legal status.
Feb. 11, 2019—Gervais, who holds the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, directs Vanderbilt's Intellectual Property Program and co-directs its LL.M. Program.
Feb. 8, 2019—Williams was a professor of law. He had rejoined the law faculty after retiring from his role as vice chancellor and athletics director last fall.
Jan. 29, 2019—Clarke's Harvard Law Review article, "They, Them and Theirs," proposes examining the contexts in which law uses sex or gender categories to identify what interests they serve.
Jan. 25, 2019—Guthrie will began his third term as dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law on July 1, 2019. His appointment was announced by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jan. 18, 2019—Clarke argues that courts too often exclude or minimize evidence of explicit bias when considering discrimination claims in a recent Northwestern Law Review article.
Jan. 14, 2019—Professor Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of Law, discusses the opinion, which she says "does not decide the important question of whether the Foreign Sovreign Immunities Act affords immunity to foreign states and state-owned enterprises in criminal cases," in a post on the Lawfare blog.
Jan. 2, 2019—In a new commentary published in Nature Climate Change, Vandenbergh and co-author Kristian Steensen Nielsen identify ways individuals can reduce greenhouse gases.
Dec. 11, 2018—Professor Stack has been appointed to a two-year term on the ACUS, an independent federal agency that advices the government on how to improve the administrative process.
Dec. 3, 2018—Meyer’s Columbia Law Review article, “Free Trade, Fair Trade and Selective Enforcement,” will be reprinted in the twelfth edition of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. Jim Rossi’s Minnesota Law Review article, “Carbon Taxation by Regulation,” received honorable mention.
Dec. 3, 2018—Vandenbergh directs Vanderbilt University’s interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Network and co-directs the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at VLS.
Nov. 8, 2018—If confirmed, Newton would join a roster of judges established by the U.N. Security Council to complete the functions of the International Criminal Tribunals for both the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Nov. 6, 2018—Conference hosted by the George Barrett Social Justice Program features 20 leading advocates and scholars in the areas of immigration law, criminal procedure and economic justice.
Nov. 1, 2018—Professor Sherry discusses the purpose and history of the 14th Amendment and President Trump's assertion that he can end birthright citizenship in American with an executive order in an interview with Bloomberg's June Grasso.