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Chris Slobogin to serve as associate reporter on new American Law Institute project on police investigations

Feb. 20, 2015—Slobogin joins team of six crimiminal law scholars to address such issues as eyewitness identification, forensic evidence gathering, preservation of exsculpatory material, search and seizure, and remedies and accountability.

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James Blumstein op/ed focuses on Insure Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Feb. 16, 2015—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam now has an opportunity to move from a framework agreement to a final contract.

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Sean Seymore and Daniel Sharfstein are named Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Feb. 12, 2015—Seymore and Sharfstein are part of inaugural class of 15 fellows in new VU program that celebrates trans-institutional scholarship.

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Daniel Gervais is the Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property at National University of Singapore

Feb. 6, 2015—Gervais will also deliver a distinguished lecture on copyright reform at the Intellectual Property Academy of Singapore.

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Vanderbilt launches new Program on Law and Innovation

Jan. 28, 2015—Law and Innovation program will offer classes, internships, fellowships and other experiential learning opportunities focused on changes in modern legal practice.

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Energy regulation expert Jim Rossi comments on Supreme Court case addressing Natural Gas Act

Jan. 20, 2015—Rossi's SCOTUSblog post addresses ONEOK Inc. v. Learjet Inc., which deals with the scope of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's enforcement authority and whether state regulation of energy firms presents a conflict with federal law.

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Daniel Gervais elected to American Law Institute

Jan. 20, 2015—an expert on the TRIPS Agreement, Gervais directs the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program.

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Daniel Gervais to serve as associate reporter of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Law Copyright

Dec. 4, 2014—An expert in copyright law, Gervais directs the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program.

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Research by economist Joni Hersch shows prestige of undergraduate school affects earnings even among those with elite graduate degrees

Nov. 13, 2014—Prestige of undergraduate university affects earnings even when graduates of less elite undergraduate institutions attend prestigious graduate schools.

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Professor Jennifer Shinall’s research covered by NBCNews.com, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and others

Oct. 23, 2014—A new study, authored by Jennifer Shinall, assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School, reports that overweight and obese women are more likely to work in the most labor intensive, lowest paying jobs. Professor Shinall’s research has been covered by NBCNews.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian,...

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Daniel Gervais speaks at International Council of Creators of Music meeting

Oct. 22, 2014—Gervais, director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program, gave a keynote speech, "U.S. Copyright in International Context," at international forum.

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Global panel to discuss copyright law at Vanderbilt

Oct. 21, 2014—Five international experts will discuss the current state of copyright law in an Oct. 24 forum moderated by Daniel Gervais.

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Study by Randall Thomas and two colleagues indicates top plaintiffs’ firms achieve greater success

Oct. 16, 2014—Study conducted by Thomas with C.N.V. Krishnan and Steven D. Solomon examines outcomes of 1,739 class action lawsuits challenging the fairness of M&A transactions between 2003 and 2012.

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Jennifer Shinall explores link between weight and workplace discrimination

Oct. 10, 2014—Shinall asks if weight should become the sixth protection under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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Are college football coaches overpaid?

Sep. 15, 2014—New research by Professor Randall Thomas and Lawrence Van Horn compares college coaches to CEOs.

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Definitive law and neuroscience reference book co-authored by Owen Jones released

Sep. 9, 2014—Interdisciplinary guide’s co-authors include neuroscientist Jeffrey Schall and law professor Francis Shen of the University of Minnesota.

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Harold G. Maier, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, dead at 77

Aug. 26, 2014—Professor Maier spent his entire academic career at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Ed Rubin: Fighting Bureaucracy by Improving it

Aug. 25, 2014—Rubin identifies a new approach to make bureaucracy more humane.

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Economist Joni Hersch nominated for 2014 Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research

Jul. 25, 2014—Hersch nominated for her 2013 article “Opting Out among Women with Elite Education,” published in the Review of Economics of the Household.

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Touted benefits of new EPA emissions limits may be misleading, according to paper co-authored by economist W. Kip Viscusi

Jul. 10, 2014—Paper co-authored by Viscusi and Ted Gayer of the Brookings Institution focuses on benefits that would accrue just in the U.S.

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Should the government be legally liable for failing to act?

Jun. 23, 2014—Christopher Serkin examines the government's duty to protect private property with the proper laws and regulations.

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Tracey George appointed to newly endowed Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Chair in Law and Liberty

Apr. 30, 2014—The Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Chair in Law and Liberty was endowed with a $1.5 million gift by Charles B. (Charlie) Cox III ’75 and his wife, Lucy.

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Edward K. Cheng appointed to Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence

Apr. 30, 2014—Cheng’s teaching has been recognized with three Hall-Hartman Awards since he joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2010.

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Michael Vandenbergh appointed to the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law

Apr. 30, 2014—Vandenbergh’s environmental scholarship focuses on the impact of individual behavior and private governance.

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Yesha Yadav discusses implications of algorithmic stock trading

Apr. 30, 2014—Yadav says that securities regulation has not kept pace with the profound transformation of public markets.

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