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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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Adjunct Professor Linda Rose recognized by American Immigration Lawyers Association

Jun. 20, 2012—Rose received the 2012 Susan D. Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award.

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Daniel Sharfstein wins Law & Society Association s 2012 James Willard Hurst Prize

Jun. 13, 2012—Sharfstein honored for his groundbreaking book, The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White

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Professor John Owen Haley honored by government of Japan

May. 16, 2012—Haley to receive Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of his outstanding contributions to friendship between Japan and the U.S.

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Linda Rose, adjunct professor of law, receives Fulbright grants

May. 1, 2012—Rose will be awarded up to two Fulbright grants over the next five years to teach comparative immigration law at educational institutions abroad.

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Cheng, George, Sharfstein, Sherry and Vandenbergh honored for outstanding teaching with Hall-Hartman Awards

Apr. 16, 2012—Annual awards recognize excellent teaching in three 1L courses, one upper-level course and one seminar.

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Conflicting expert witnesses can give inaccurate view of science, an interview with Assistant Professor Rebecca Haw

Apr. 10, 2012—Haw, an expert on antitrust law and the intersection of science and the law, offers two suggestions on how to address this issue.

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Lisa Bressman named to the David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law

Apr. 3, 2012—Bressman is a renowned scholar of administrative law and statutory interpretation who currently serves as the law schools associate dean for academic affairs.

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Erin O Hara O Connor named to the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law

Apr. 3, 2012—OConnor is a leading scholar in the field of conflict of laws.

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Suzanna Sherry honored as 2012 Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Professor

Apr. 2, 2012—Sherry honored for creative scholarship and stimulating and inspiring teaching.

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Alistair Newbern appointed to Metro Human Relations Commission

Mar. 29, 2012—Newbern, who is an assistant clinical professor of law, will serve as one of 17 human relations commissioners for Metro Nashville.

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Daniel Sharfstein wins 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

Mar. 16, 2012—Prize recognizes Sharfstein for his book, "The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White"

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Article by Sean Seymore selected among best intellectual property works of 2011

Feb. 13, 2012—Rethinking Novelty in Patent Law” to be included in Thomson-Wests 2012 Intellectual Property Law Review.

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Robert Belton, trailblazing scholar of employment law, dead at 76

Feb. 10, 2012—Professor Belton retired from a distinguished 34-year career at Vanderbilt in 2009.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded AALS s 2012 Scholarly Paper Prize

Feb. 9, 2012—In “Atrocity, Entitlement and Personhood: The Value of Violence in Property Law,” Sharfstein examines the impact of violence on Americans perceptions of property rights.

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Gervais establishes www.tripsagreement.net to serve as TRIPS resource repository

Jan. 31, 2012—New site offers TRIPS resources as well as a database of U.S. and Canadian copyright cases

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Ellen Wright Clayton named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jan. 25, 2012—AAAS elects as Fellows those whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its application are scientifically or socially distinguished."

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High court’s GPS decision sidesteps larger privacy question

Jan. 24, 2012—United States v. Jones case leaves much unsettled says Chris Slobgin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law

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