Aug. 23, 2017—Robinson's team of Turner Family Center for Social Ventures summer fellows won $15,000 at the 36/86 Student Edition Pitch Competition with their idea for a mobile banking service and researched countries where they will launch the new service. Their work will continue during this academic year.
Aug. 22, 2017—The clinic will offer students hands-on opportunities to assist individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford legal assistance with matters such as applying for tax-exempt status and drafting lease agreements.
Aug. 21, 2017—New orientation program introduces students to pro bono service opportunities in a diverse array of practice areas.
Aug. 16, 2017—"Even if the United States leaves NAFTA, the president will still be bound to implement the agreement's rules on the terms dictated by Congress until Congress says otherwise," Meyer notes in a post on The Conversation.
Aug. 16, 2017—Augusta Dowd ’82, Brian D. (Buck) Rogers ’94 and Lucian Pera ‘85 are serving one-year terms as presidents of the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee state bar associations, and Joycelyn Stevenson ‘01 was named executive director of the TBA.
Aug. 7, 2017—In a commentary published in Fortune, Mikos discusses the Marijuana Justice Act proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Aug. 7, 2017—Thompson will work throughout the academic year to support HTI’s justice and advocacy efforts.
Aug. 1, 2017—"There is a nonpartisan, good government reason for" splitting the 9th Circuit, Fitzpatrick writes: "Smaller circuits minimize outlier decisions in both directions."
Jul. 28, 2017—VLS students and graduates will serve federal clerkships with a Supreme Court justice; appellate judges on the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Eleventh, D.C. and Federal Circuits; a special master of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; and district courts in 17 states and D.C.; and two state supreme courts.
Jul. 21, 2017—Dowd is a shareholder in White Arnold & Dowd in Birmingham, where she practices civil and complex litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
Jul. 21, 2017—Redero created and directed Vanderbilt’s Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic
Jul. 13, 2017—Thomas and a team of three other researchers discovered that the number of appraisal action petitions, used by stockholders seeking relief when they believe the price offered in a merger where they are forced to sell their shares is too low, have risen dramatically over the past two decades.
Jul. 6, 2017—Professor Mikos' casebook is the first to focus on law, policy and authority issues related to marijuana users, their suppliers and third parties who interact with them.
Jul. 5, 2017—Vandenbergh and Gilligan emphasize that government action isn't enough to address climate change, and offer steps corporations, religious and civic organizations, investors, households, and colleges and universities can take to narrow the Paris Agreement gap in a blog post in The Conversation republished in Salon.
Jun. 22, 2017—Professor Bridgesmith, who coordinates Vanderbilt's Program on Law & Innovation, honored for his work on TBA’s Special Committee on the Evolving Legal Market.
Jun. 20, 2017—George Leef's review of Professor Emeritus Jim Ely's book, The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History, appears in Forbes.
Jun. 15, 2017—VLS students are working in judicial chambers, with government agencies and attorneys’ offices, and with nonprofit organizations in 20 states, Puerto Rico, D.C., and Brussels.
Jun. 15, 2017—Students are working in unpaid legal positions in 13 states, Puerto Rico, D.C. and China.
Jun. 12, 2017—Holland plans to join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a litigator in the Legal Honors Program.
Jun. 9, 2017—Stevenson is a shareholder with Littler Mendelson in Nashville.
Jun. 7, 2017—Raker’s articles address two environmental law issues: how courts should handle conflicts between federal and state renewable power regulations and Tennessee’s approach to stormwater regulations.
May. 26, 2017—Parker, a partner of Jones Day based in Atlanta, will serve a five-year term on the Council, which determines projects and activities undertaken by ALI.
May. 23, 2017—Darrius Woods has been named an Equal Justice Works Fellow by Equal Justice Works. His two-year fellowship, which will pay his salary and benefits to work full-time at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, is funded by Home Depot and the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. Woods plans to develop a program aimed at helping people...
May. 17, 2017—Mikhail will start a new program at The Bronx Defenders. Myers will advocate for low-income people with disabilities at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in Berkeley, California.