Feb. 22, 2019—Brent Duddles ’21 and Michael Clark ’21 were finalists. The competition was sponsored by King & Spalding.
Feb. 14, 2019—Hersch’s study revealed that legal immigrants with darker skin are paid up to 25 percent less than otherwise comparable light-skinned immigrants and that the wage penalty continued to widen after these immigrants received permanent legal status.
Feb. 12, 2019—Joline Desruisseuax '20 and Braden Morell '20 were finalists. The round was argued before federal appellate Judges Stephen A. Higginson of the Fifth Circuit, David J. Barron of the First Circuit and Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit.
Feb. 11, 2019—Gervais, who holds the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, directs Vanderbilt's Intellectual Property Program and co-directs its LL.M. Program.
Feb. 8, 2019—Williams was a professor of law. He had rejoined the law faculty after retiring from his role as vice chancellor and athletics director last fall.
Jan. 29, 2019—A new online program developed and taught by Vanderbilt law faculty offers professionals in other fields an in-depth introduction to the American legal system.
Jan. 29, 2019—Clarke's Harvard Law Review article, "They, Them and Theirs," proposes examining the contexts in which law uses sex or gender categories to identify what interests they serve.
Jan. 25, 2019—Guthrie will began his third term as dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law on July 1, 2019. His appointment was announced by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jan. 23, 2019—The commitment from former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Mark Dalton ’75 and his family includes a bequest that will endow the program, which prepares students to enter legal practice with a solid understanding of business law, corporate management and accounting principles, in perpetuity.
Jan. 21, 2019—Retired trial lawyer Kent Halkett ’81 supports student volunteers providing pro bono legal support to low-income patients of the Shade Tree Clinic, through which students at Vanderbilt Medical School provide free care for uninsured patients.
Jan. 20, 2019—The program will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at the Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and Peabody College.
Jan. 18, 2019—Clarke argues that courts too often exclude or minimize evidence of explicit bias when considering discrimination claims in a recent Northwestern Law Review article.
Jan. 18, 2019—Chanellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Flake, NPR producer Zoe Chace and Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Visiting Professor Jon Meacham engaged in thoughtful discussion that drew a capacity crowd to Vanderbilt's Langford Auditorium.
Jan. 14, 2019—Professor Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of Law, discusses the opinion, which she says "does not decide the important question of whether the Foreign Sovreign Immunities Act affords immunity to foreign states and state-owned enterprises in criminal cases," in a post on the Lawfare blog.
Jan. 11, 2019—Students support Social Security Disability Appeals of low-income Kentuckians whose benefits were revoked after their lawyer was convicted of fraud.
Jan. 2, 2019—In a new commentary published in Nature Climate Change, Vandenbergh and co-author Kristian Steensen Nielsen identify ways individuals can reduce greenhouse gases.
Dec. 11, 2018—Professor Stack has been appointed to a two-year term on the ACUS, an independent federal agency that advices the government on how to improve the administrative process.
Dec. 3, 2018—Meyer’s Columbia Law Review article, “Free Trade, Fair Trade and Selective Enforcement,” will be reprinted in the twelfth edition of the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. Jim Rossi’s Minnesota Law Review article, “Carbon Taxation by Regulation,” received honorable mention.
Dec. 3, 2018—Gates, who is a partner at Mitchell Williams in Little Rock, Arkansas, is one of four attorneys in Arkansas admitted to membership in thenational environmental law organization. He will serve a one-year term.
Dec. 3, 2018—Vandenbergh directs Vanderbilt University’s interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Network and co-directs the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at VLS.
Nov. 29, 2018—Practical courses for legal professionals developed through Vanderbilt's Program on Law and Innovation will be offered at the Wond'ry on the Vanderbilt campus. The first course, Legal Project Management 2.0 Immersion, is slated for Feb. 2-3, 2019.
Nov. 27, 2018—VLS ranked second for Best Quality of Life, ninth for Best Professors, and eighth for Greatest Resources for Women in Princeton Review’s 2019 rankings, which list the top 10 law schools in 12 categories relevant to prospective students.
Nov. 12, 2018—Jaffer directs the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He previously oversaw the ACLU’s work in the areas of free speech, privacy, technology, national security and international human rights.