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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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Hedda Leikvang

Feb. 6, 2012—Undergraduate: Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration, Bergen, Norway Career focus: Corporate transactions Hedda Leikvang spent the summer between her first and second years of law school at her home in Oslo, Norway, working on her thesis for the M.Sc. in finance she is earning at the Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration...

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Jim Sanders

Feb. 6, 2012—One of Jim Sanders‘ prized possessions is a self-help book for attorneys, Francis Wellman’s The Art of Cross Examination. Sanders received the copy of Wellman’s book, which he mounted and framed, as a gift from movie director John Landis after the trial in which he and his former law partner, Jim Neal ’57, successfully defended...

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Justin Hulse

Feb. 6, 2012—After graduating from Stanford with degrees in Spanish and history, Justin Hulse and his wife moved to Redmond, Washington, where Justin spent a year as a programmer for Microsoft on such familiar Internet products as Hotmail, Instant Messenger, Skydrive and Explorer “plugins” — and where their first son was born. But Justin had always planned to...

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Christian Orozco

Feb. 6, 2012—Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Summer 2011: Associate, DLA Piper, San Francisco, California Summer 2010: Legal Intern with Navy JAG Corps, San Diego, California, and judicial intern with Judge Eugene Siler on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in London, Kentucky Career plan: Practice labor and employment law When Christian Orozco was a high school freshman, one...

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Adele El-Khouri ’13 and Scott Farmer ’13 win 2012 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court competition

Feb. 6, 2012—Problem required competitors to grapple with two unresolved questions in First Amendment law.

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Two En Banc Articles cited in U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Golan v. Holder

Feb. 1, 2012—The articles by Daniel Gervais and Elizabeth Townsend Gard were published in October 2011 as part of En Banc's Roundtable series.

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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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Mike Pescatello ’69, member of Vanderbilt’s Board of Advisors, dies at 67

Jan. 25, 2012—Pescatello was senior vice president at Northern Trust, based in San Francisco.

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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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Wendee Hilderbrand honored with TBA’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award

Jan. 24, 2012—Hilderbrand honored for her work on behalf of death row inmate Edward Jerome Hardison.

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Amy Sanders, Class of 2013, presents at 2012 AALS conference

Jan. 18, 2012—Sanders presentation was part of a panel discussion on “Balance in Legal Education” moderated by Julie Sandine, Vanderbilt Law Schools assistant dean of student affairs.

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Energy and administrative law scholar Jim Rossi to join Vanderbilt Law faculty

Jan. 17, 2012—Rossi's appointment as professor of law announced by Dean Chris Guthrie.

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Scotty Mann named Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations

Jan. 17, 2012—Mann will lead Vanderbilt Law School's fundraising, stewardship and alumni relations activities.

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Law school hosts discussion about password sharing ban February 1

Jan. 17, 2012—Panel discussion will feature representatives of the Recording Industry Association of America, Barnes & Nobel, and law firm Neal & Harwell.

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Vijay Padmanabhan helps tread the line between detainees safety and human rights

Jan. 11, 2012—Padmanabhan argues for new rules to determine if someone can be detained and a new mechanism to transfer those who are released to a safe place.

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Daniel Gervais and Ellen Wright Clayton to head research initiative addressing orphan and tropical diseases

Jan. 8, 2012—Team from Vanderbilt and Melbourne universities awarded research grant by Melbourne-Vanderbilt Partnership.

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Civil rights activist D Army Bailey to speak at Vanderbilt Law

Jan. 4, 2012—Jan. 12 address celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. memory

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Jason Hall ’02 named director of Missouri Department of Economic Development

Jan. 2, 2012—Hall's appointment was announced by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

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Derek Smith ’92 appointed to Tennessee’s 21st Judicial District Circuit Court

Dec. 16, 2011—Smith was previously deputy district attorney for the 21st Judicial District.

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