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James H. Cheek III ’67 increases his teaching role at Vanderbilt Law School

May. 13, 2013—Nationally recognized corporate and securities law attorney Jim Cheek appointed professor of the practice of law.

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Robert Reder ’78 named professor of the practice of law

May. 13, 2013—Corporate governance expert Bob Reder joins faculty following a 33-year career in transactional practice with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.

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Professor W. Kip Viscusi’s estimates on VSL adopted by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Apr. 23, 2013—In its 2013 guidance memo, DOT updated its approach for assigning a dollar value to prevention of fatal injuries, which is now over $9 million per expected fatality. DOT relied upon Viscusi’s studies to set the overall valuation of risk to life, the reasonable range of valuation estimates, and the effect of income levels on...

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Daniel Sharfstein named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow

Apr. 12, 2013—Sharfstein's fellowship was awarded for a new book project on post-Reconstruction America.

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Ingrid Wuerth elected to American Journal of International Law Board of Editors

Apr. 8, 2013—AJIL is a distinguished peer-reviewed journal that features works by prominent scholars of international law and international relations.

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Ingrid Wuerth elected to membership in American Law Institute

Mar. 29, 2013—Wuerth joins organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.

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Tracey George named to the Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence

Mar. 29, 2013—This three-year, rotating chair is unique among chairs at Vanderbilt Law School because it specifically recognizes teaching excellence.

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Daniel Gervais cited in Kirtsaeng dissent

Mar. 21, 2013—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cites Gervais’ definitive TRIPS Agreement book to compare U.S. policy with Court’s decision regarding scope of U.S. copyright law.

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Terry Maroney to present at orientation program for new federal judges

Feb. 4, 2013—Maroney will participate in the Federal Judicial Center's orientation program for newly appointed federal judges

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VLR article by Terry Maroney identifies good uses for judicial anger

Jan. 22, 2013—"Angry Judges" proposes a new model for judicial anger

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Fourth edition of TRIPS Agreement: Drafting History and Analysis by IP expert Daniel Gervais released

Jan. 7, 2013—Gervais’ updated commentary on TRIPS now incorporates original proposals for the agreement from individual nations

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Tracey George appointed to editorial board of Journal of Legal Education

Jan. 2, 2013—George directs Vanderbilt's Cecil D. Branstetter Program in Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Criminal law professor Donald J. Hall dead at 69

Nov. 30, 2012—Professor Hall was a revered teacher and criminal law expert who taught at Vanderbilt from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.

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Michael Newton appointed to board of advisors for ABA International Criminal Court Project

Nov. 20, 2012—Newton previously served on ASIL Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the ICC.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded 2012 Cromwell Book Prize for The Invisible Line

Nov. 15, 2012—Prize selected by American Society of Legal History advisory committee recognizes scholarly excellence in legal history

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Ingrid Wuerth selected to work on restatement of U.S. foreign relations law

Nov. 2, 2012—Wuerth will be a reporter on the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, published by the American Law Institute.

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Health policy expert James Blumstein testifies before House subcommittee on ACA implementation

Sep. 14, 2012—Blumsteins testimony before Ways and Means Health Subcommittee addressed a legal problem with the provision of medical insurance subsidies.

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Voter ID laws to be examined at Vanderbilt Constitution Day Program

Sep. 14, 2012—Vanderbilt marks Constitution Day on September 20, 2012.

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Property law expert Chris Serkin to join Vanderbilt Law faculty

Sep. 11, 2012—Serkins scholarship focuses on local government, land use and the Takings Clause.

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Morgan Ricks joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty as assistant professor

Jul. 17, 2012—Ricks is affiliated with Vanderbilt's Law and Business Program

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W. Kip Viscusi: New federal energy regulations flawed

Jul. 17, 2012—Viscusi and Gayer's report, “Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations,” was published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Evolutionary perspective illuminates controversial economic theory

Jul. 6, 2012—Research also shows “endowment effect” can be turned on and off.

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Michael Vandenbergh serves on RESOLVE multi-sector expert panel addressing sustainability certification

Jun. 27, 2012—Panel released its final report, "Toward Sustainability: The Roles and Limits of Certification," in June 2012.

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