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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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Vijay Padmanabhan joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty as assistant professor

Jun. 16, 2011—Professor Padmanabhan will be affiliated with Vanderbilts International Legal Studies and Criminal Justice programs.

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James F. Blumstein files amicus brief in Florida v. USDHHS

May. 31, 2011—Blumstein concludes that expanded Medicaid mandate in the Affordable Care Act is "unenforceable"

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Ellen Wright Clayton to chair new IOM Standing Committee on Family Planning

May. 10, 2011—Clayton will head new committee convened by the Institute of Medicine for the DHHS Office of Family Planning.

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Sean Seymore to be MIT’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Associate Professor in Spring 2012

May. 9, 2011—Professor Seymore will visit the Program in Science, Technology and Society.

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Nancy King and colleague Joseph Hoffmann propose reforms in use of habeas law in new book

Mar. 29, 2011—"Habeas for the 21st Century: Uses, Abuses, and the Future of the Great Writ" released by University of Chicago Press

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Michael Vandenbergh and coauthors advocate private carbon labeling for products in inaugural issue of Nature Climate Change

Mar. 28, 2011—Research team believes private carbon labeling will have a positive influence on consumer and business behavior.

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Christopher Slobogin offers an alternative approach to dealing with juvenile crime in new book released by Oxford University Press

Mar. 16, 2011—New book examines the shortcomings of the culpability linchpin and adult-type procedures placed on juvenile offenders.

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Brian Fitzpatrick receives the Federalist Society’s 2011 Bator Award

Mar. 7, 2011—The Bator Award recognizes a young academic – under the age of forty – who has demonstrated excellence in legal scholarship, a commitment to teaching, a concern for students, and who has made a significant public impact.

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