Apr. 24, 2019—Students logged a combined 6,908 of pro bono legal work and community service as participants in Vanderbilt’s Pro Bono Pledge program.
Apr. 23, 2019—The awards are based on a student poll and named in honor of late Professors Paul Hartman and Donald Hall. They recognize an outstanding professor in each first-year section and for small and large upper-level classes.
Apr. 18, 2019—Lupinacci succeeds Ben Adams '81, who has served as the firm's chairman and CEO for a total of 21 years.
Apr. 18, 2019—Six students worked at Atlanta Legal Aid with Equal Justice Works Fellow Darrius Woods ’17, supporting programs to reform predatory lending practices and provide property tax relief to low-income clients.
Apr. 17, 2019—VU researchers from the schools of Law, Medicine and Management will develop and test “safe harbor” protocols designed to improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary medical procedures performed to reduce legal liability.
Apr. 15, 2019—Birch is senior VP of labor policy and league affairs for the National Football League. He will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Zeppos, “College Athletics, the Draft and the Business of Professional Sports,” April 24.
Apr. 15, 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.
Apr. 13, 2019—Benton is the Nelson O. Tyrone Professor of History. The research she will complete as a Guggenheim Fellow examines legal practices surrounding "small wars."
Apr. 9, 2019—In a blog post and a forthcoming article in the Texas Law Review, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law Sherry and Sundby, who is earning his JD/PhD in law and neuroscience at Vanderbilt, argue that there is a serious potential downside to establishing SCOTUS term limits: they might cause doctrinal instability.
Apr. 9, 2019—McWeay was named executive director of Still She Rises Tulsa, an initiative of the Bronx Defenders that represents mothers in the criminal justice system, in January. Essence magazine published this interview with McWeay March 19.
Apr. 3, 2019—George Barrett Social Justice Fellow Lynn Stopher ’18 and a team of five VLS students traveled to Ocilla, Georgia, to meet with immigrant detainees to support the work of the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Mar. 27, 2019—In their article, "Beyond the Witness: Bringing a Process Perspective to Modern Evidence Law," they address the need to deal with evidence such as photographs, business records, electronic phone records and store receipts as a different category from witness testimony.
Mar. 25, 2019—In How to Save the Supreme Court, Sitaraman and co-author Daniel Epps propose reforms to the nomination process design to minimize partisan influences.
Mar. 19, 2019—A reception featuring local housing experts and activists will be held March 28, and a lunch panel discussing the legal dimension is scheduled for March 29.
Mar. 19, 2019—King’s studies of appeals waivers and habeas cases were cited by Justice Sotomayor in her majority opinion in favor of Gilberto Garza Jr., who sought to have his appeal rights restored.
Mar. 15, 2019—Hersch recommends the cap on damage awards for sexual harassment be increased to reflect their actual cost to employers, employees and industries.
Feb. 25, 2019—Thornton and his five teammates, all students at the Owen Graduate School of Management, will compete in the global finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition in April.
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.