Jan. 27, 2022—"Revisiting the Promise of Carbon Labelling," published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reveals that one benefit of carbon labeling is that businesses that produced labels for their products often reduced their own carbon footprints.
Jan. 20, 2022—Facebook has been fighting the claim that they are a monopolized business that abuses their power over their competition for years. Antitrust scholar Rebecca Allensworth discusses the Facebook/Meta antitrust lawsuit on WNYC's radio program The Takeaway.
Jan. 19, 2022—Brown currently serves as the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair in Legal Ethics and Professionalism at the University of Geogia School of Law. He will join the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as dean on July 1.
Jan. 18, 2022—Maroney will work in residence at the RSF in New York City during the 2022-23 academic year. Visiting scholars pursue research and writing projects in the social, economic and behavioral sciences.
Jan. 17, 2022—Judge Merritt was appointed to the Sixth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter and assumed senior status in 2001. He remained active on the court until shortly before his death Jan. 17.
Jan. 15, 2022—Racine was sworn in as the District of Columbia's first elected attorney general in 2015 and re-elected for a second term in 2018. His lecture is free and open to the public.
Jan. 13, 2022—Shaw joined the law faculty from the faculty of Vanderbilt Peabody College. His research focuses on the intersection between federal law and education policy.
Jan. 10, 2022—The award from the California-based Pound Institute recognizes one book each year that addresses a topic in civil justice. Fitzpatrick’s book argues that class action lawsuits are an effective form of private law enforcement that play a vital role in supporting robust free markets by holding companies accountable.
Jan. 7, 2022—The paper, published in the Notre Dame Law Review, proposes a strategy designed to improve congressional oversight by creating new incentives for compliance with congressional subpoenas.
Dec. 20, 2021—Dimke had served as a magistrate judge for the Eastern District of Washington since 2016.
Dec. 16, 2021—Meyer is serving as counsel of record for the senators, whose brief urges the Supreme Court to grant certiori in the case and reverse a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision to sustain a Trump administration decision to double national security tariffs on steel imports from Turkey.
Dec. 14, 2021—"How this Vanderbilt law professor and his student are helping Iraqis handle thousands of ISIS cases," an article by Mariah Timms, appeared in the Dec. 13, 2021, edition of The Tennessean. Timms' article profiles Newton's work helping Iraqi judges rebuild their nation's court system and prosecute a backlog of ISIS cases, some involving genocide charges.
Dec. 10, 2021—Miller, McKanders and Jeffrey discuss their public interest legal work with David Plazas, director of opinion and engagement for USAToday Network Tennessee, in this 20-minute podcast. Miller is the Assistant Dean and Martha Craig Daughtrey Director of Public Interest, McKanders directs the Immigration Practice Clinic, and Jeffrey will earn his J.D. and Ph.D. in law and economics in 2023.
Dec. 7, 2021—Moran is a professor emerita whose work focuses on federal income taxation, including individuals, partnerships, tax-exempt organizations and corporate. The Dec. 8 hearing can be viewed via webcast accessible at the Ways and Means Committee's webiste
Dec. 3, 2021—Mayeux's book is one of three books addressing public defenders and how public defense has evolved since its inception in the Progressive Era. Seo writes that Mayeux's book "leaves readers with a provocative thought: If we moved beyond adversarialism, what kind of legal representation could defendants receive?" Free Justice, published by the University of North Carolina Press, received the 2020 David J. Langum Prize in American Legal History.
Nov. 18, 2021—Beatty, Metzger and Mikhail will mentor current VLS students interested in public service practice as prosecutors, environmental advocates or public defenders as part of a new program coordinated by the Public Interest Office.
Nov. 17, 2021—The AJIL, which is published by the American Society of International Law, is the world’s preeminent peer-reviewed international law journal. Wuerth will share the appointment with co-editor-in-chief Monica Hakimi of Michigan Law.
Nov. 10, 2021—The Sally Shallenberger Brown EELU Program Fund, established by Martin S. Brown Jr.’92, expands the resources available through the program to support courses, clinics, student summer stipends, post-doctoral fellowships, research initiatives and lectures.
Nov. 4, 2021—Martin has served as the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee since 1985. The award honors an attorney who focuses on criminal law.
Oct. 28, 2021—Members of the Order of the Coif, a national honorary scholastic society, represent the top 10 percent of their graduating class and are selected by faculty approval.
Oct. 20, 2021—Hodlin was an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Afghanistan and Japan. Before entering VLS this fall, he earned his bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of New Haven and an MBA from the University of Southern California. The Beasley Scholarship honors John S. Beasley II '54 (BA'52), a former Navy officer who served as VLS admissions dean and in the Vanderbilt University administration, and is earmarked for Navy veterans.
Oct. 19, 2021—Employers participated in one of two ways—through virtual interviews that took place Sept. 20-Oct.1 and through resumé collections in mid-September. 2L students had opportunities to apply and interview for internships in summer 2022, and 3Ls could apply and interview for postgraduate opportunities, including those supported by sponsored fellowships.
Oct. 8, 2021—Fenwick left a Wall Street firm in 1972 to start Fenwick & West, a Silicon Valley law firm focusing on the technology sector, and later helped incorporate Apple Computer. The son of a sharecropper in western Kentucky, he was the first in his family to attend college and go to law school.
Oct. 6, 2021—Justin Ishbia ’04 has donated $10 million to Vanderbilt Law School to support its key strategic priorities and strengthen its position as one of the nation’s premier institutions for legal scholarship. Ishbia is founder and managing partner of Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Chicago and Nashville. He is a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the law school's Board of Advisors and endowed the law school's Justin R. Ishbia Scholarship in 2015.