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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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Michael Newton serves on American Society of International Law Task Force

Feb. 3, 2009—ASIL task force recommends U.S. policy of positive engagement with International Criminal Court

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Oberlin President Martin Krislov discusses affirmative action

Jan. 27, 2009—Former University of Michigan counsel gives an inside look at two Supreme Court affirmative action cases

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Research by Tracey George illuminates the ways in which politics affect Supreme and appellate courts

Jan. 15, 2009—Administrations consider both political and policymaking goals, according to George

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William V. Corr, ’73, named Deputy Secretary at Department of Health & Human Services by President-elect Obama

Jan. 13, 2009—Corr currently heads a leading anti-tobacco organization, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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Eve Biskind Kothen, ’75, wins 2009 AALS Father Drinan Award

Jan. 11, 2009—Klothen recognized for work as assistant dean for pro bono and public interest programs at Rutgers

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Research by Paige Marta Skiba highlights payday loan problem

Dec. 9, 2008—Study results indicate that financial 'quick fix' leads to personal bankruptcy

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Research illuminates how the brain thinks about crime and punishment

Dec. 9, 2008—Law professor Owen Jones and neuroscientist Rene Marois collaborate on groundbreaking research

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New study shows benefits of having privately and publicly managed prisons in the same state

Nov. 25, 2008—Study by Jim Blumstein and Mark Cohen suggests shared systems offer greatest cost savings

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor speaks at Vanderbilt

Nov. 6, 2008—Justice O'Connor's "Conversation with the Law School" sponsored by the Sims Lecture Series

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TRIPS may evolve to keep pace with modern IP concerns

Oct. 27, 2008—Daniel Gervais delivers Finnegan & Henderson Disguished Lecture of Intellectual Property at American University

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Seven ways to reduce your carbon emissions

Oct. 20, 2008—Vanderbilt's Climate Change Research Network identifies "low-hanging fruit" actions to reduce individual carbon emissions

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Class of 2008 Order of the Coif members announced

Sep. 29, 2008—22 2008 graduates selected for membership

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Leadership Is More than Profit: Op/ed coauthored by Margaret Blair

Sep. 24, 2008—Op/ed coauthored with Sloan Foundation President Emeritus & NYU Stern School Professor Emeritus Ralph Gomory

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Beverly Moran to spend 2008-09 at MIT as ACE Fellow

Sep. 23, 2008—Professor Moran one of 36 ACE Fellows nationwide, nominated by Chancellor Nick Zeppos

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Class of 2011 includes students from 37 states, D.C., Canada, China, Jamaica and U.K.

Sep. 8, 2008—Vanderbilt applications for fall 2008 increased 9% over 2007

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