Sep. 14, 2015—Headquartered at Vanderbilt and directed by New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law Owen Jones, the MacArthur Research Network focuses on the use of neuroscientific evidence in criminal law and of neuroscientific insights to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
Sep. 9, 2015—Hersch is one of two editors of the peer-reviewed journal. She was named an IZA Research Fellow in April 2015.
Aug. 28, 2015—Stack was recognized by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for his influential 2012 Michigan Law Review article, “Interpreting Regulations.”
Aug. 25, 2015—Newton’s essay, “Piracy and the Problem of Command Responsibility,” recommends holding leaders of pirate gangs responsible for crimes committed by gang members.
Aug. 14, 2015—Meyer’s current scholarship addresses international economic and environmental regulation.
Aug. 10, 2015—Ruhl, who co-directs Vanderbilt’s Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, is an expert in environmental, natural resources and property law.
Aug. 3, 2015—Judge López currently sits on the State Court of Dekalb County, where he presides over civil and criminal matters.
Jul. 10, 2015—Miller will create public interest opportunities for Vanderbilt Law students and facilitate graduates’ entry into public interest law careers and fellowships with government and nonprofit organizations.
Jul. 7, 2015—In this "Room for Debate" column," Sherry asserts that "the court serves as the last-chance, back-up opportunity to protect individual rights when the legislature fails to do so."
Jun. 24, 2015—Byl’s paper, “Easements with Ecosystems: A Conservation Tool for Endangered Species,” won first prize in the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Endangered Species Committee’s competition, and Issar’s paper, “Going Toe-to-Toe with Hydro: Conflicts Between Hydropower and Other Sources of Renewable Power,” placed first in the section’s Energy Law competition.
Jun. 16, 2015—Legal historian Daniel Sharfstein asks why we care so much about Rachel Dolezal, who apparently misrepresented herself as African American.
Jun. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt Law graduates will serve in 50 federal appellate and district and state clerkships during 2015-16 or in future terms.
Jun. 12, 2015—Norris’ article, “Drugs, Devices & Discovery: Using Fee-Shifting to Resolve the Twombly/Iqbal Problem for Parallel Claims Under the FDCA,” won second place in the FDLI competition’s “Short Papers” category and placed third in the ABA's 2014 Tort Trial & Insurance writing competition.
Jun. 10, 2015—VLS students are working in federal and state judicial chambers, in the offices of U.S. Attorneys and state attorneys general, and with corporations and advocacy organizations.
Jun. 10, 2015—Students receiving Vanderbilt Law stipends are working pro bono during summer 2015 for 76 legal offices and organizations in 20 states, the District of Columbia and one foreign nation.
May. 28, 2015—Research Network Director Owen Jones and team submit “consensus recommendations” addressing the use of neuroscientific evidence in criminal proceedings and ways to apply neuroscientific insights to improve the fairness and effectiveness of criminal justice.
May. 28, 2015—Allensworth and co-author Aaron Edlin honored with American Antitrust Institute award that recognizes “the best antitrust writing during the prior year."
May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation launches a "legal residency" program with UnitedLex, a global consulting and legal services firm.
May. 17, 2015—Two-day conference explores EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
May. 14, 2015—Ph.D. in Law and Economics graduates’ dissertations addressed endangered species regulation, enforcement of non-discrimination laws, the effect of litigation on medical practitioners, and contractual dispute resolution.
May. 12, 2015—Robisch received the prestigious award for his Vanderbilt Law Review Note, “Getting to the (Non)Point: Private Governance as a Solution to Nonpoint Source Pollution.