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Nicholas S. Zeppos named Vanderbilt University’s eighth chancellor

Mar. 3, 2008—Zeppos is a distinguished legal scholar, teacher and administrator who has been a vital presence on the campus for two decades.

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Thomson West releases 3rd edition of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, edited by Bill Norton, ’82

Feb. 26, 2008—13-volume treatise reflects the bankruptcy expertise of adjunct law professor and practitioner Bill Norton and more than 100 bankruptcy judges and practitioners nationwide

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Emeritus Professor Herman L. Trautman dies at age 96

Feb. 25, 2008—A highly respected taxation expert, Professor Trautman taught at VLS from 1950-77.

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Bob Tuke, ’76, to announce Senate candidacy

Feb. 25, 2008—Former chair of Tennessee Democratic Party will compete with 3 other candidates in Democratic primary

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Inconsistent circuit rulings complicate Moot Court case

Feb. 25, 2008—University of Georgia team wins First Amendment Moot Court Competition

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18th annual First Amendment Moot Court Competition addresses New Jersey Motor Vehicle v. Stone

Feb. 20, 2008—Teams of student advocates from 35 law schools will argue both sides of case

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Debating Immigration symposium March 20-21

Feb. 6, 2008—Scholars, journalists and activists will grapple with the thorny issue of immigration at a Vanderbilt symposium.

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M. Ann Huckstep, ’78, re-elected chair of Adams & Reese’s Executive Committee

Jan. 23, 2008—Huckstep unanimously re-elected chair after serving since November 2006

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Responsibility and Global Justice lecture series open to public

Jan. 22, 2008—Course brings leading thinkers on global justice topics to Vanderbilt

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Iraqi judicial panel to discuss Anfal genocide proceedings

Jan. 17, 2008—Presenters include President of the Iraqi High Tribunal and the Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber II

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Donna Pavlick joins VULS as director of academic programs and registrar

Jan. 15, 2008—Pavlick's appointment announced by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Chris Guthrie

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Chancery Court Chancellor Richard Dinkins, ’77, named to Tennessee Court of Appeals

Jan. 11, 2008—Judge Dinkins' appointment announced by Gov. Phil. Bredesen

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Carol Swain nominated to National Council on the Humanities

Jan. 4, 2008—Swain, professor of political science and law, will serve a six-year term if confirmed

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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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