Oct. 31, 2017—Professor Mayeux’s article, “What Gideon Did,” shows that Gideon v. Wainwright shifted indigent defense policy from a charity model toward a public model.
Oct. 30, 2017—Dickerson is Dean of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She will receive the award Jan. 4 at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Oct. 27, 2017—Professor Gervais will serve a two-year term as president of ATRIP and preside over its 2018 and 2019 world congresses in Helsinki, Finland, and Nashville.
Oct. 18, 2017—Dolbow’s paper addresses the Senate Appropriations Committee’s oversight over guidance documents.
Oct. 16, 2017—Read "How the Oligarchy Wins: Lessons from Ancient Greece," Sitaraman's Oct. 15 column in The Guardian.
Sep. 28, 2017—93 percent of Iraqi Kurds voted in favor of establishing an independent Kurdistan.
Sep. 26, 2017—The TIPS-funded research team of Alexander Maki, Michael Vandenbergh, Jonathan Gilligan and Mark Cohen is exploring private-sector programs offering "employee energy benefits."
Sep. 22, 2017—Fitzpatrick recommends that people "stay in class actions. It is very hard to sue on your own."
Sep. 19, 2017—Blumstein proposes that Republicans "pass a two-page bill clarifying that Congress did not intend to use its taxing power to enforce the individual mandate."
Sep. 18, 2017—Cochran currently serves on the law faculty at Belmont University.
Sep. 18, 2017—Professor Sitaraman's column focuses on the theme of his new book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.” It appeared in the Sept. 16 Sunday Review section of the New York Times.
Sep. 15, 2017—Amanda Rose, professor of law, who is president of the Vanderbilt Law School Chapter of Order of the Coif, has announced that 18 graduates of the Class of 2017 have been selected for membership in the Order of the Coif. Members of this prestigious organization are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10...
Sep. 13, 2017—Leggett had previously served as policy counsel for the Senate Republican Policy Committee since 2012.
Aug. 28, 2017—Teachout's review, published in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect, says that Sitaraman brings a "fresh eye and impressive range of historical thinking to an ageless question: What are the conditions for freedom?"
Aug. 25, 2017—Reder and his wife, Theresa, have established the Enterprise Chair at VLS through a significant gift. Retired from a 33-year legal career with Milbank Tweed in New York, Reder is now a professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt.
Aug. 24, 2017—Stevenson was recently named executive director of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Aug. 23, 2017—Robinson's team of Turner Family Center for Social Ventures summer fellows won $15,000 at the 36/86 Student Edition Pitch Competition with their idea for a mobile banking service and researched countries where they will launch the new service. Their work will continue during this academic year.
Aug. 22, 2017—The clinic will offer students hands-on opportunities to assist individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford legal assistance with matters such as applying for tax-exempt status and drafting lease agreements.
Aug. 21, 2017—New orientation program introduces students to pro bono service opportunities in a diverse array of practice areas.
Aug. 16, 2017—"Even if the United States leaves NAFTA, the president will still be bound to implement the agreement's rules on the terms dictated by Congress until Congress says otherwise," Meyer notes in a post on The Conversation.
Aug. 16, 2017—Augusta Dowd ’82, Brian D. (Buck) Rogers ’94 and Lucian Pera ‘85 are serving one-year terms as presidents of the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee state bar associations, and Joycelyn Stevenson ‘01 was named executive director of the TBA.
Aug. 7, 2017—In a commentary published in Fortune, Mikos discusses the Marijuana Justice Act proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Aug. 7, 2017—Thompson will work throughout the academic year to support HTI’s justice and advocacy efforts.
Aug. 1, 2017—"There is a nonpartisan, good government reason for" splitting the 9th Circuit, Fitzpatrick writes: "Smaller circuits minimize outlier decisions in both directions."
Jul. 28, 2017—VLS students and graduates will serve federal clerkships with a Supreme Court justice; appellate judges on the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; a special master of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and district courts in 17 states and D.C.; and two state supreme courts.