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2009 Order of the Coif graduates announced

Sep. 14, 2009—19 members of the Class of 2009 honored

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John Conners ’48, founding partner of Boult Cummings Conners and Berry, dies

Sep. 10, 2009—Conners' career as a health care litigator spanned 50 years

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Vanderbilt welcomes 195 first-year students selected from an applicant pool of 4,851

Aug. 27, 2009—Entering J.D. and LL.M. students represent broad spectrum of experience and academic backgrounds

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Jane Branstetter Stranch ’78 nominated for seat on 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Aug. 6, 2009—As a partner in Branstetter Stranch & Jennings in Nashville, Stranch is an expert in ERISA law

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Fitzpatrick & Swain appointed to Tennessee Advisory Committee of U.S. Commission of Civil Rights

Jul. 13, 2009—Swain appointed to second term; Fitzpatrick joins committee as new member

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33 Vanderbilt graduates secure judicial clerkships

Jul. 2, 2009—VLS alums will serve in the D.C., 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals

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Gail Ashworth ’83 elected president of Tennessee Bar Association

Jun. 29, 2009—Danny Van Horn '97 elected vice president, to serve as president in 2011-12

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2005 Vanderbilt Law Review article by Lisa Bressman cited in Scalia opinion

Jun. 22, 2009—"How Mead Has Muddled Judicial Review of Agency Action" cited in concurring opinion in Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council et. al.

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Chris Guthrie named Dean of Vanderbilt Law School

May. 27, 2009—Chris Guthrie will become Vanderbilt's 15th Dean July 1, Chancellor Nick Zeppos has announced

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Professors Robert Belton, Jon Bruce and Jim Ely assume emeriti status

May. 8, 2009—Retiring professors honored for their contributions and career achievements

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David Lewis honored with 2009 Richard E. Neustadt Award for best book on U.S. presidency

May. 8, 2009—Lewis is professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt

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2009 graduates honored for scholastic and service achievements

May. 8, 2009—Tory Hodges Lewis receives 2009 Founders Medal

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Cecil Branstetter ’49 named 2009 Distinguished Alumnus

May. 7, 2009—Branstetter honored for distinguished legal career and support of Vanderbilt Law School

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Jan Neuharth ’80 honored with 2009 Distinguished Service Award

May. 7, 2009—Neuharth served as president of the Law School's National Council from 2005-07

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28 students to serve international & environmental externships during summer and fall 2009

Apr. 29, 2009—VLS students accept positions with 25 different international organizations

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2009 student awards announced

Apr. 21, 2009—Scott Goldman, Georgia Sims, Byron Sarhangian & DeNae Thomas recognized for leadership contributions

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Neal Tate, chair of political science & professor of law, wins Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor

Apr. 15, 2009—Award recognizes Tate's scholarship on international human rights and judicial systems

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Nita Farahany’s book, “The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law,” released

Apr. 15, 2009—Essays in collection address use of behavioral predispositions as evidence in criminal trials

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Meredith Brinegar Cross ’82 named new director of SEC Division of Corporation Finance

Apr. 14, 2009—Cross comes to the SEC from WilmerHale in D.C., where she is a partner in the Corporate Finance Division

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Tyler Hagenbuch, Class of 2010, named Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholar

Mar. 18, 2009—Hagenbuch is one of four 2009 Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars

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New book by Erin O’Hara & Larry Ribstein explores law as a global commodity

Mar. 5, 2009—"The Law Market" addresses "law shopping" as an unforeseen byproduct of globalization

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Dean Rubin to step down June 30

Mar. 4, 2009—Accomplishments include addition of 16 faculty and 40% increase in applications

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Brian Fitzpatrick testifies before Tennessee House Subcommittee regarding Tennessee Plan

Feb. 25, 2009—"Sky will not fall" if plan is allowed to sunset, says Fitzpatrick

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