Oct. 31, 2017—Professor Mayeux’s article, “What Gideon Did,” shows that Gideon v. Wainwright shifted indigent defense policy from a charity model toward a public model.
Oct. 27, 2017—Professor Gervais will serve a two-year term as president of ATRIP and preside over its 2018 and 2019 world congresses in Helsinki, Finland, and Nashville.
Sep. 26, 2017—The TIPS-funded research team of Alexander Maki, Michael Vandenbergh, Jonathan Gilligan and Mark Cohen is exploring private-sector programs offering "employee energy benefits."
Sep. 22, 2017—Fitzpatrick recommends that people "stay in class actions. It is very hard to sue on your own."
Sep. 19, 2017—Blumstein proposes that Republicans "pass a two-page bill clarifying that Congress did not intend to use its taxing power to enforce the individual mandate."
Sep. 18, 2017—Professor Sitaraman's column focuses on the theme of his new book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.” It appeared in the Sept. 16 Sunday Review section of the New York Times.
Aug. 28, 2017—Teachout's review, published in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect, says that Sitaraman brings a "fresh eye and impressive range of historical thinking to an ageless question: What are the conditions for freedom?"
Aug. 7, 2017—In a commentary published in Fortune, Mikos discusses the Marijuana Justice Act proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Aug. 1, 2017—"There is a nonpartisan, good government reason for" splitting the 9th Circuit, Fitzpatrick writes: "Smaller circuits minimize outlier decisions in both directions."
Jul. 13, 2017—Thomas and a team of three other researchers discovered that the number of appraisal action petitions, used by stockholders seeking relief when they believe the price offered in a merger where they are forced to sell their shares is too low, have risen dramatically over the past two decades.
Jul. 6, 2017—Professor Mikos' casebook is the first to focus on law, policy and authority issues related to marijuana users, their suppliers and third parties who interact with them.
Jul. 5, 2017—Vandenbergh and Gilligan emphasize that government action isn't enough to address climate change, and offer steps corporations, religious and civic organizations, investors, households, and colleges and universities can take to narrow the Paris Agreement gap in a blog post in The Conversation republished in Salon.
Jun. 22, 2017—Professor Bridgesmith, who coordinates Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation, honored for his work on TBA’s Special Committee on the Evolving Legal Market.
Jun. 20, 2017—George Leef's review of Professor Emeritus Jim Ely's book, The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History, appears in Forbes.
May. 11, 2017—Slobogin recommends clearer rules that specify when data stored in the cloud can be obtained and used by law enforcement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.