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Chris Slobogin study addresses privacy rights for data stored in “the cloud”

May. 11, 2017—Slobogin recommends clearer rules that specify when data stored in the cloud can be obtained and used by law enforcement.

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Ganesh Sitaraman’s new book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution,” sounds alarm

May. 8, 2017—In his thoughtful new book, Sitaraman argues that growing economic inequality threatens American democracy.

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Daniel J. Sharfstein’s new book explores intertwined history of race relations and property rights

May. 4, 2017—In "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War," Sharfstein examines Reconstruction through the relationship between a Nez Perce leader and a Union Army general.

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Allensworth, Cheng, George and Wuerth honored with Hall-Hartman Awards

Apr. 26, 2017—Four Vanderbilt Law professors– Rebecca Allensworth, Edward Cheng, Tracey George and Ingrid Wuerth–received 2017 Hall-Hartman Awards for Outstanding Teaching at an awards presentation April 21.

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Daniel Gervais’s new book rethinks international copyright system

Apr. 20, 2017—Gervais suggests replacing the current copyright system with a simpler set of international rules in (Re)Structuring Copyright: A Comprehensive Path to International Copyright Reform, released in April 2017 by Elgar Publishing.

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Ganesh Sitaraman’s new book addressing impact of shrinking middle class on the Constitution

Apr. 5, 2017—In "The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic," Sitaraman argues that the U.S. Constitution wasn't designed for a country with significant economic inequality.

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J.B. Ruhl says the legal academy need to embrace complexity science

Mar. 30, 2017—Ruhl and two co-authors make the argument for legal researchers to use complexity science in an article published exclusively in Science on March 30.

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Suzanna Sherry wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Mar. 29, 2017—Sherry, who is Vanderbilt's Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, was recognized for her outstanding record of teaching, research and scholarship. She is Vanderbilt University's 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner.

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California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu to speak at Law Review Symposium March 31

Mar. 24, 2017—Justice Lui's talk, "State Constitutions and the Protection of Individual Rights: A Reappraisal," is part of the Branstetter Judicial Speaker Series and the keynote address for the Law Review Symposium, which focuses on empirical research of justice in state courts.

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International law expert Timothy Meyer testifies on behalf of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Mar. 23, 2017—Meyer, a professor of law and Enterprise Scholar, was a law clerk to Judge Gorsuch in 2007-08.

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Read an Atlantic interview with Ganesh Sitaraman, “Can the Country Survive without a Strong Middle Class?”

Mar. 21, 2017—Atlantic Senior Editor Rebecca Rosen interviews Professor Sitaraman about his new book, "The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution."

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Read Angus Deaton’s review of Ganesh Sitaraman’s new book “The Crisis of the Middle Class Constitution” in the New York Times

Mar. 21, 2017—Sitaraman's book addressing the threat of economic inequality is reviewed by Angus Deaton, who received the Nobel in economic science in 2015.

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Brian Fitzpatrick testifies before congressional subcommittee about 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Mar. 20, 2017—Congress is considering dividing the 9th Circuit, which includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, to create a new federal appellate circuit.

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Study co-authored by Owen Jones addresses criminal intent

Mar. 14, 2017—Neuroimaging study co-authored by Jones with a team of researchers from Yale and Virginia Tech showed that brain activity reveals whether a subject knows he is committing a crime or is merely being reckless.

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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to link human rights and fake news in April 5 talk

Mar. 4, 2017—Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein will speak at noon in Vanderbilt Law School's Flynn Auditorium.

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Tim Meyer examines ways to improve free trade agreements

Feb. 15, 2017—Meyer's article, "Saving Free Trade," will be published in April by the Vanderbilt Law Review.

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Lauren Rogal to launch Community Enterprise Clinic at Vanderbilt Law

Feb. 13, 2017—Rogal is currently a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Georgetown Law, where she is earning an LL.M. in advocacy.

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Research by Michael Vandenbergh and Jonathan Gilligan wins prestigious Morrison Prize

Feb. 10, 2017—Their winning article, “Beyond Gridlock,” highlights the importance of private action in battling climate change.

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Ed Cheng’s “Excited Utterance” podcast offers online forum for evidence scholars

Feb. 8, 2017—Cheng has conducted more than 25 interviews for the podcast he launched last fall.

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Former Gorsuch clerk Tim Meyer discusses SCOTUS nominee

Feb. 7, 2017—Meyer clerked for Gorsuch on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2007-08

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Karla McKanders to join Vanderbilt as clinical professor of law

Feb. 6, 2017—Karla McKanders will join Vanderbilt’s law faculty as a clinical professor of law in summer 2017. Her appointment was announced by Dean Chris Guthrie. At Vanderbilt, McKanders will launch a new Immigration Law Clinic. She will be affiliated with the George Barrett Social Justice and International Legal Studies programs. In addition, she will work closely...

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Sean Seymore appointed to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Advisory Council

Jan. 13, 2017—The Advisory Council provides peer review for NIGMS research initiatives aimed at disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Timothy Meyer elected to membership in American Law Institute

Jan. 11, 2017—Meyer is one of 14 VLS faculty affiliated with ALI, which publishes legal commentary and model statutes.

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