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G. Daniel Shealer Jr. ’84 appointed general counsel of Johns Hopkins

Dec. 15, 2011—Shealer will serve as vice president and general counsel of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Research shows potentially serious failures in Model Penal Code

Dec. 1, 2011—Results of work by a team of five scholars, including law professor Owen Jones and neuroscientist Rene Marois, cast doubt on assumptions about juror abilities.

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Anne Davis ’81 to head new office of the Southern Environmental Law Center

Nov. 24, 2011—Davis previously headed Nashville task force on environmental sustainability.

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Doug Henry ’51 honored with MTSU’s Joe Nunley Award

Nov. 22, 2011—Henry honored for service during World War II and in Tennessee state government.

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Ellen Clayton appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors

Nov. 21, 2011—Clayton is the Craig Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and a professor of law at Vanderbilt.

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Ingrid Wuerth appointed to State Department Advisory Committee on International Law

Nov. 15, 2011—Wuerth directs Vanderbilt's International Legal Studies Program.

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Innovative Vanderbilt J.D./Ph.D. joint degree combines neuroscience and law

Nov. 15, 2011—Applications for second class now being accepted.

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Chris Slobogin’s book, co-authored with Mark Fondacaro, offers “A Plea for Preventive Justice” for juveniles

Oct. 24, 2011—"Juveniles at Risk: A Plea for Preventive Justice" published by Oxford University Press

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Larry Reeves named Associate Dean and Director of Vanderbilt’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Oct. 12, 2011—Reeves' appointment was announced by Vanderbilt Law Dean Chris Guthrie and Connie Vinita Dowell, Dean of Libraries

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2011 Johnson Lecture by Michael Olivas addresses implications of Hernandez v. Texas desegregated Texas juries

Oct. 6, 2011—Michael Olivas of the University of Houston Law Center delivered the 2011 Victor S. Johnson Lecture on September 26.

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Gulf of Mexico Fund Trustee Kent Syverud discusses “Lessons of the Deepwater Oil Spill” in talk

Sep. 29, 2011—Dean Syverud's talk was sponsored by the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program.

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Robert Lee Sullivan, Class of 1977, dead at 59

Sep. 19, 2011—Sullivan was a partner in Loeb and Loeb in Nashville.

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Twenty 2011 graduates selected for Order of the Coif

Sep. 16, 2011—Vanderbilt announces new members of the Order of the Coif, which represents the top 10 percent of the class.

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Jim Redwine ’81 receives ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources Stewardship Award

Sep. 12, 2011—Redwine honored for achieving a settlement to support environmental remediation of former GM plant sites.

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Lucian Pera ’85 begins three-year term as ABA treasurer

Aug. 30, 2011—Pera is a former chair of the ABA Board's Finance Committee and has represented the Tennessee Bar Association in the ABA's House of Delegates since 1991.

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Owen Jones leads $4.85 million grant for new Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24, 2011—Owen Jones leads $4.85 million grant for new Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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Larry May advocates for international court to protect detainees in new book

Jul. 20, 2011—In "Global Justice and Due Process," May argues that governments that detain individuals without due process are violating centuries of legal precedent.

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59 students awarded summer stipends to work in public interest & government positions

Jul. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt Law students are serving in government and public interest positions and corporate law offices in 12 states, D.C., and 8 foreign nations.

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Henry A. Callaway ’83 receives the prestigious American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award

Jul. 18, 2011—Callaway is honored for his work with the Mobile Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Association and on a state level to increase free or low-cost access to legal services.

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39 Vanderbilt Law graduates secure judicial clerkships

Jul. 18, 2011—Recent graduates will clerk in 14 states, D.C., and the Virgin Islands

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