Nov. 1, 2019—In "The Conservative Case for Class Actions," Fitzpatrick debunks arguments that class action lawsuits are frivolous, primarily aimed at making money for lawyers rather than representing plaintiffs, and fail to prevent wrongdoing. Fitzpatrick asserts class actions "are a powerful component of the justice system," and proposes reforms designed to make them "acceptable to everyone."
Oct. 25, 2019—Serkin is associate dean for academic affairs. His scholarship address property theory, local governments, the Taking Clause, land use regulation and eminent domain.
Oct. 7, 2019—Read a Los Angeles Times opinion piece by American equality law scholar Jessica Clarke about whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on LGBTQ status.
Oct. 4, 2019—Clarke and her co-authors argue that the Title VII prohibition on discrimination based on sex also means employers cannot discriminate against employees based on sexual orientation or transgender identity.
Oct. 4, 2019—Blumstein discussed the implications of his 1971 Supreme Court victory in Dunn v. Blumstein, which struck down a residency requirement imposed by the State of Tennessee, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Sep. 27, 2019—Three prominent constitutional lawyers will address ways to reduce the politicization of the Supreme Court in a panel discussion Oct. 1.
Sep. 23, 2019—Seymore’s research focuses on how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemistry
Sep. 4, 2019—"The Public Option," a book Sitaraman wrote with Anne Alstott of Yale Law School, proposes that robust public options for banking, retirement, child care and other services would position more Americans to participate equally in society.
Aug. 27, 2019—The Sutherland Prize is Vanderbilt University’s most prestigious faculty honor for accomplishments in research and scholarship. Viscusi is the University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management and co-directs the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics.
Aug. 15, 2019—MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience Director Owen Jones is one of six Vanderbilt University faculty named to the inaugural advisory board of the new Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative, which unites scholars from diverse disciplines with expertise in evolution-related fields. The initiative is led by Antonis Rokas, who holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences.
Jul. 31, 2019—Fishman, Chris Buccafusco of Cardozo Law and Mark Lemley of Stanford Law authored the brief, signed by 16 additional intellectual property scholars, urging the Ninth Circuit to clarify the proof needed to show copyright infringement.
Jul. 11, 2019—Sitaraman and Alstott are the authors of "The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity and Promote Equality," just released by Harvard University Press. They contend that, despite the recent trend toward privatization, public options have been popular throughout American history.
Jul. 11, 2019—Sitaraman and Alstott are the authors of "The Public Option: How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity and Promote Equality, just released by Harvard University Press. They propose a new, supplemental pension savings program that is simple and safe to join.
Jul. 5, 2019—The three-year chair recognizes faculty for their contributions in the classroom. Allensworth, who teaches Contracts and Antitrust Law, is a four-time winner of the student-selected Hall-Hartman Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Jun. 11, 2019—George, who holds the Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Chair in Law and Liberty, had served as the interim vice provost for faculty affairs since July 2018. Her appointment was announced by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jun. 7, 2019—Yadav's paper, "The Myth of Risk-Free Markets," explores how the structure of the treasury market affects the stabilty of treasury bonds.
May. 16, 2019—Yadav’s research focuses on financial and securities regulatory policy relating to evolving financial technology.
May. 7, 2019—Moran is an expert in federal income taxation. Her column posted at The Conversation analyzes the tax proposals advanced by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
May. 6, 2019—Some have argued that Warren's plan isn't progressive because middle- and upper-class people will benefit. In an opinion piece published in The Guardian, Sitaraman says this view is misguided.
May. 3, 2019—“Delaware’s Retreat: Exploring Developing Fissures and Tectonic Shifts in Delaware Corporate Law,” co-authored by Thomas with James Cox, was presented by Thomas as the Pileggi Lecture in Law at Widener University Delaware Law School.
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.