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Suzanna Sherry honored as 2012 Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor

Apr. 2, 2012—Sherry honored for creative scholarship and stimulating and inspiring teaching.

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Alistair Newbern appointed to Metro Human Relations Commission

Mar. 29, 2012—Newbern, who is an assistant clinical professor of law, will serve as one of 17 human relations commissioners for Metro Nashville.

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Daniel Sharfstein wins 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

Mar. 16, 2012—Prize recognizes Sharfstein for his book, "The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White"

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Article by Sean Seymore selected among best intellectual property works of 2011

Feb. 13, 2012—Rethinking Novelty in Patent Law” to be included in Thomson-Wests 2012 Intellectual Property Law Review.

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Robert Belton, trailblazing scholar of employment law, dead at 76

Feb. 10, 2012—Professor Belton retired from a distinguished 34-year career at Vanderbilt in 2009.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded AALS s 2012 Scholarly Paper Prize

Feb. 9, 2012—In “Atrocity, Entitlement and Personhood: The Value of Violence in Property Law,” Sharfstein examines the impact of violence on Americans perceptions of property rights.

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Gervais establishes www.tripsagreement.net to serve as TRIPS resource repository

Jan. 31, 2012—New site offers TRIPS resources as well as a database of U.S. and Canadian copyright cases

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Ellen Wright Clayton named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jan. 25, 2012—AAAS elects as Fellows those whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its application are scientifically or socially distinguished."

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High court’s GPS decision sidesteps larger privacy question

Jan. 24, 2012—United States v. Jones case leaves much unsettled says Chris Slobgin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law

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Energy and administrative law scholar Jim Rossi to join Vanderbilt Law faculty

Jan. 17, 2012—Rossi's appointment as professor of law announced by Dean Chris Guthrie.

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Vijay Padmanabhan helps tread the line between detainees safety and human rights

Jan. 11, 2012—Padmanabhan argues for new rules to determine if someone can be detained and a new mechanism to transfer those who are released to a safe place.

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Daniel Gervais and Ellen Wright Clayton to head research initiative addressing orphan and tropical diseases

Jan. 8, 2012—Team from Vanderbilt and Melbourne universities awarded research grant by Melbourne-Vanderbilt Partnership.

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Ingrid Wuerth appointed to State Department Advisory Committee on International Law

Nov. 15, 2011—Wuerth directs Vanderbilt's International Legal Studies Program.

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Chris Slobogin’s book, co-authored with Mark Fondacaro, offers “A Plea for Preventive Justice” for juveniles

Oct. 24, 2011—"Juveniles at Risk: A Plea for Preventive Justice" published by Oxford University Press

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Owen Jones leads $4.85 million grant for new Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Owen Jones leads $4.85 million grant for new Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded Alphonse Fletcher Sr. Fellowship by Fletcher Foundation

Jul. 6, 2011—Sharfstein will chronicle Southern lawyers who argued against integration in the courts in the decade following the Brown v. Board of Education decision.

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Carol Swain’s new book, “Be the People,” released by Thomas Nelson Inc.

Jun. 30, 2011—Law and political science professor Carol Swain combines research, opinions and scripture in a conservative analysis of current controversial issues.

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Ganesh Sitaraman joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty as an assistant professor

Jun. 28, 2011—Professor Sitaraman was previously the Public Law Fellow and a lecturer at Harvard Law School.

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Rebecca Haw joins Vanderbilt s law faculty as assistant professor after Climenko Fellowship

Jun. 24, 2011—Haw studies antitrust law and will teach Antitrust Law and a seminar on the use of experts in legal decision-making at Vanderbilt.

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Richard Nagareda’s analysis of class commonality influences Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision

Jun. 22, 2011—Nagareda's 2009 article, "Class Certification in the Age of Aggregate Proof," cited extensively in majority opinion and dissent.

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Article coauthored by J.B. Ruhl selected among top five environmental articles of 2010

Jun. 19, 2011—Environmental experts address strategies for creating networks to deal with complex environmental issues

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