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Lucy Honey Haynes, ’72, named Chief Deputy Attorney General

Jan. 4, 2008—Haynes replaced Andy Bennett, '82, following his appointment to the state Court of Appeals

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Jim Shulman, ’85, named Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health

Jan. 4, 2008—Shulman will supervise Health Department's legislative services, communications, information technology, policy planning and minority health services

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History of Vanderbilt Law School by Associate Dean Don Welch released by Vanderbilt University Press

Dec. 6, 2007—"Vanderbilt Law School: Aspirations & Realities" chronicles 132-year history

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Jim Ely’s definitive work on private property rights released in a third edition

Dec. 4, 2007—"Guardian of Every Other Right" updated to include Kelo and other important recent developments

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Larry Ahern, ’72, leads certification effort

Dec. 3, 2007—Adjunct professor elected president of American Board of Certification

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The real cost of cigarettes to male smokers: $222 a pack

Nov. 26, 2007—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch estimates economic impact of smoking on smokers

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Health care in the U.S. suffers from “connectile dysfunction”

Nov. 16, 2007—Health care economist Alain Enthoven delivers Cooper Health Policy Lecture

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“Mass Torts in a World of Settlement” author Richard Nagareda comments on Vioxx settlement

Nov. 1, 2007—Nagareda's newly released book, "Mass Torts in a World of Settlement," proposes an innovative solution to high-stakes cases such as Vioxx

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Vanderbilt joins team focused on improving legal education

Oct. 30, 2007—Team will explore changes in curriculum and enhanced real-world training

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Mayor Karl Dean, ’81, recounts rewards of 25-year career in public service

Oct. 30, 2007—Experience as Metro's legal director prepared Dean to serve as city's mayor

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David Hudson, ’94, authors “Supreme Court Answer Book”

Oct. 25, 2007—New book offers comprehensive overview of the Supreme Court for lay people

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Inaugural Cooper Lecture addresses health care reform in the political spotlight

Oct. 24, 2007—"Father of managed competition" Alain Enthoven of Stanford University to lecture on health reform Nov. 9

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WIPO conference tackles question of how to adapt copyright laws in the digital age

Oct. 23, 2007—VULS hosted World Intellectual Property Conference Oct. 17-19

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Owen Jones co-directs team conducting breakthrough study on law and neuroscience

Oct. 9, 2007—Vanderbilt University researchers will share $10 million MacArthur grant

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Study by Owen Jones indicates humans and chimps both demonstrate “endowment effect”

Sep. 20, 2007—Chimps follow some human-like traits when it comes to cost, value and property

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VULS hosts major copyright law conference

Sep. 20, 2007—Co-sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization & CISAC in collaboration with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC

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2007 Order of the Coif members announced

Sep. 20, 2007—22 members of the Class of 2007 honored

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Karl Dean ’81 to succeed Bill Purcell ’79 as Nashville’s mayor

Sep. 12, 2007—Dean wins Sept. 11 runoff, will take office Sept. 21

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VULS Class of 2010 represents 38 states, 112 schools

Sep. 12, 2007—"One of the most interesting and talented first-year classes in the nation"

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Alex Hurder chosen to lead American Bar Association Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law

Sep. 4, 2007—Commission will focus on expanding job opportunities for disabled lawyers

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Six Degrees of Legal Scholarship

Sep. 3, 2007—Vanderbilt professors Tracey George and Paul Edelman connect legal scholarship in a new way.

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Results of habeas study led by Nancy King released

Aug. 22, 2007—Two-year study determined that fewer state convictions were overturned since 1996 amendments were enacted

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Bob Covington retires after 46-year tenure on Vanderbilt’s law faculty

Aug. 22, 2007—Longest-serving faculty member departs August 31

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