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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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Vanderbilt ranks 14th among top law schools based on scholarly impact

Aug. 20, 2007—Study ranks faculties based on the average number of times their research is cited

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Ed Yarbrough, ’73, nominated as U.S. Attorney for Middle Tennessee

Jul. 13, 2007—President Bush nominates experienced criminal defense attorney Yarbrough to top slot In Middle Tennessee District

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Gordon Gee steps down as Vanderbilt Chancellor

Jul. 12, 2007—Gee will return to Ohio State as president

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Nick Zeppos named Vanderbilt’s interim chancellor

Jul. 12, 2007—As provost, Zeppos headed Vanderbilt's academic, development, alumni relations and student affairs areas

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Appeals Court Presiding Judge William C. Koch Jr. (’72) Appointed to Tennessee Supreme Court

Jun. 19, 2007—Koch will fill seat vacated by retiring justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr.

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Emeritus Professor Ted Smedley dies at age 94

Jun. 19, 2007—Former director of the Race Relations Reporter helped establish "the Vanderbilt method," integrating professional responsibility into legal curriculum

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A. Hamilton Cooke, ’68, awarded Florida Bar Foundation Medal of Honor

May. 29, 2007—Cooke's work on behalf of Floridians living in poverty recognized with award

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49 students receive summer stipends for public interest and government projects

May. 24, 2007—Students pursue projects throughout U.S. and in 7 foreign countries

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Class of 2007 award winners announced

May. 11, 2007—Students honored for scholastic achievement and leadership

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Owen Jones and Rene Marois recieve $98,500 Discovery Grant for Law & Neuroscience project

May. 11, 2007—Grant funds work on neural basis of assessing deserved punishment

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17 students will serve in international externships & placements during Summer 2007

May. 2, 2007—Students accept positions in 10 foreign countries and U.S.

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Larry Helfer receives $10,000 International Research Incubator grant

May. 1, 2007—CFA grant will support study examining intellectual property disputes in the Andean community

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“Debating Immigration,” a book of essays edited by Carol Swain, released by Cambridge University Press

Apr. 22, 2007—Essays by leading experts explore issues raised by immigration in U.S. and Europe

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Illegal immigration hurts African Americans

Apr. 22, 2007—Carol Swain believes Congressional Black Caucas is ignoring the issue

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Professor of Law and Biology Owen Jones examines the brain’s role in violence

Apr. 19, 2007—Essay examines how neuroscience may affect legal responsibility

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“The Great Crime Decline in the 1990s” cause for optimism

Apr. 11, 2007—Criminal law scholar Frank Zimring finds an important lesson in recent crime trends.

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Canadian Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Issues a Plea for Tolerance in the 21st Century

Apr. 10, 2007—2007 Charney Lecture stresses importance of upholding human rights

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