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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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Daniel Sharfstein chronicles shifting racial identity among three families in book released by Penguin Press

Feb. 12, 2011—"The Invisible Line" chronicles American families' journey from black to white

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Sean Seymore receives secondary faculty appointment in Vanderbilt s Department of Chemistry

Jan. 21, 2011—Seymores appointment as Associate Professor of Chemistry effective January 1, 2011.

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Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland, Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt. receives Opperman Award for Judicial Excellence

Jan. 20, 2011—Justice Holland is the seventh recipient honored with the American Judicature Society's Opperman Award.

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First report issued by Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Dec. 16, 2010—Nita Farahany serves on commission; her research focuses on legal, philosophical and social issues arising from biosciences.

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James Blumstein addresses constitutional challenges to health reform

Dec. 7, 2010—Presentation at American Enterprise Institute addresses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's expanded Medicaid mandate

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Value of life study shows Mexican immigrants fare far worse than other immigrants and U.S. natives

Oct. 27, 2010—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch of Vanderbilt's Law & Economics Program finds Mexican immigrants work in higher risk jobs with low wages

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Lisa Bressman appointed to Administrative Conference of the United States

Sep. 30, 2010—ACUS studies administrative processes and recommends improvements.

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Study finds public/private partnerships key to maximizing Nashville s sports potential

Sep. 29, 2010—Report uses data collected by students in the Sports Law course taught by David Williams

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Carol Swain testifies before Congress on immigration

Sep. 23, 2010—Swain is the author of Debating Immigration, a collection of essays that explore immigration and citizenship

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Margaret Blair appointed to the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise

Sep. 20, 2010—Blairs work focuses on corporate law and financial markets.

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Owen Jones appointed to the New York Alumni Chancellor s Chair in Law

Sep. 20, 2010—Jones works at the intersection of law and biological sciences, directs MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project

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Nita Farahany appointed to presidential Bioethics Commission

Jul. 12, 2010—See a portion of the proceedings of the first Bioethics Commission meeting

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