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Katie Sochacki ’18 and Dora Duru ’20 selected for 2018 law class of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Mar. 30, 2018—Sochacki and Duru will travel to Germany and Poland this summer through the prestigious FASPE program, which uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe to examine ethics in the legal profession today.

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Dora Duru ’20 receives Helen Strong Curry International Legal Scholarship

Mar. 28, 2018—Duru will participate in the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Program and intern at the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy during summer 2018.

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Amber Banks ’20 receives Garrison Social Justice Scholarship

Mar. 27, 2018—Banks will spend summer 2018 working at the Texas Civil Rights Project.

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VLS students help create a new nonprofit through Vanderbilt’s Transactional Pro Bono Spring Break

Mar. 27, 2018—A six-student team helped the Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union create a new nonprofit.

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Jill Heaviside ’18 named Reproductive Justice Fellow by If/When/How

Mar. 23, 2018—Heaviside will focus on reproductive justice policy and advocacy at SisterLove, an Atlanta-based HIV and reproductive justice nonprofit as the organization’s RJ-HIV Fellow.

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VLS Pro Bono Spring Break students successfully argue bond motions for immigrant detainees

Mar. 21, 2018—Seven VLS students traveled to Lumpkin, Georgia, to work with attorneys from the Southern Immigrant Freedom Initiative on behalf of immigrant detainees.

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Julie Rooney ’18 wins Scribes Law-Review Award for VLR Note addressing privacy law

Mar. 21, 2018—Julie Rooney ’18 has won the 2018 Scribes Law-Review Award. Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, has presented the annual award for the best student writing in a law review or journal since 1987. Rooney’s Note, “Going Postal: Analyzing the Abuse of Mail Covers Under the Fourth Amendment,” was published in the Vanderbilt Law...

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Panel to examine whether carbon tax can help address climate change

Mar. 19, 2018—Representatives from the Manhattan Institute and the Partnership for Responsible Growth will join two Vanderbilt University professors for a conversation about carbon tax proposals at VLS March 21.

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Medical Legal Partnership conducts free Legal Needs Assessments for patients of the Shade Tree Clinic

Mar. 16, 2018—Members of Vanderbilt’s Legal Aid Society volunteer at free medical clinic run by Vanderbilt Medical School students to identify needs for legal services and refer patients to legal aid resources.

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Robert Reder ’78 named VLS 2018 Distinguished Alumnus; Justice Cornelia Clark ’79 (BA’71) receives Distinguished Service Award

Mar. 15, 2018—Reder and Clark will be honored at Vanderbilt’s annual Founders Circle Dinner April 13.

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Chris Giancarlo ’84, chairman of U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to deliver Sims Lecture April 13

Mar. 15, 2018—Giancarlo's talk will address ongoing efforts to reform over-the-counter derivatives marks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Environmental symposium March 12 addresses environmental regulations

Mar. 9, 2018—The noon panel discussion features Blake Hudson of Houston Law, Michael Butler of the Tennessee Wildlife Foundation, Bob Martineau of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Greer Tidwell od Bridgestone Americas.

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Laura Dolbow ’17 wins 2018 Law360 Distinguished Writing Award through Burton Awards Program

Mar. 9, 2018—Dolbow was honored for her Note, “A Distinction without a Difference: Convergence in Claims Construction Standards,” published in the 2017 Vanderbilt Law Review.

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Read Salt Lake Tribune profile of Assistant U.S. Attorney Stewart Walz ’76

Mar. 8, 2018—Walz, who retired at the end of February, spent 42 years in government service, and had served as his office's senior litigation counsel since 1999.

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Legal First Responders panel highlights ways to use legal skills in crisis situations

Mar. 7, 2018—Thomas Castelli of the ACLU of Tennessee, immigration lawyer Andrew Free ’09 and election law expert Junaid Odubeko ’04 discuss how lawyers can respond to legal emergencies.

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Economist Joni Hersch finds that costs of sexual harassment are too low to incentivize firms to eliminate it

Mar. 1, 2018—Hersch's examination of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC indicated that "costs to firms’ bottom lines are evidently insufficient to incentivize firms to eliminate sexual harassment.”

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Read Above the Law column highlighting VLS’s Program on Law and Innovation

Feb. 28, 2018—Columnist Kelly Twigger also interviews Professor Larry Bridgesmith about the Summit on Law and Innovation scheduled at VLS April 30.

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Emily Grand ’19 and Claudia Stantzyk-Guzek ’19 win 2018 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition.

Feb. 14, 2018—Finalists were Josh Landis ’19, who was named Best Oralist, and Claire Fox ’19. Lauren Stern ’19 and Sarah Grimsdale ’19 honored for Best Brief.

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Nat Robinson ’18 (MBA’07) leads Vanderbilt team to South by Southwest business pitch competition

Jan. 25, 2018—The team’s start-up, Leaf Global Fintech, was selected as a finalist in the Payment and FinTech category of the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, at which teams compete for funding.

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Ganesh Sitaraman named to 2018 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 23, 2018—Sitaraman joins 17 colleagues from across Vanderbilt in two-year program for highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty members.

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James R. McHenry III, JD/MA ’03, appointed director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review

Jan. 12, 2018—McHenry's appointment was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He has served as acting director of the office since May 30.

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Paul Ney, JD/MBA ’84, nominated as counsel to U.S. Department of Defense

Jan. 11, 2018—Ney currently serves as chief deputy attorney general in the Tennessee Attorney General's Office.

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Thomas Parker ’89 confirmed to seat on the Western District of Tennessee

Jan. 10, 2018—Judge Parker was confirmed by a unanimous Senate vote. He has a reputation "as one of Memphis' finest attorneys," said Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Study by Rebecca Allensworth focuses on role of occupational licensing boards in regulating consumer services

Jan. 10, 2018—Most members of state licensing boards are also professionals regulated by the boards, raising consumer concerns.

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Vice Chancellor David Williams named 2017 Tennessean of the Year by the Tennessee Tribune

Jan. 4, 2018—Williams, who is a professor of law and Vanderbilt's athletics director, was honored by Nashville's African American newspaper for making "Vanderbilt athethletics a national model."

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