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JETLaw Symposium Jan. 24 addresses patent eligibility

Jan. 22, 2014—The day-long symposium, “Patents 202: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes,” examines the interaction of Section 101, and patent eligibility of software and DNA.

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Law professor Daniel Sharfstein named Robert Penn Warren Faculty Fellow for 2014-15

Jan. 20, 2014—Sharfstein will be one of 10 faculty fellows focusing on public scholarship in the humanities.

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Chris Guthrie appointed to second term as dean of Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 20, 2014—Guthrie's second five-year term as dean will start July 1, 2014.

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Al Dotson Jr. ’87 to be appointed to Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Jan. 17, 2014—Dotson is a partner of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America Inc.

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Taylor Owings ’13 wins ABA’s Gellhorn-Sargentich Essay Competition

Dec. 17, 2013—Owings' winning entry was her Vanderbilt Law Review Note addressing “When Antitrust Law Should Protect a Low-Cost Competitor."

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Henry Strickland ’83 appointed dean of Cumberland School of Law

Dec. 16, 2013—Henry C. (Corky) Strickland III ’83 has been named dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. His appointment will begin July 1, 2014. He succeeds John L. Carroll Jr., who is retiring after 13 years. The announcement was made Dec. 13 and follows a national search. Strickland currently is a professor of law at...

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Mike Newton helps develop blueprint for future Syrian tribunal

Dec. 13, 2013—International Practice Lab students worked on draft statue and provided analyses to help Syrian opposition officials prepare to restore the rule of law.

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Perry Brandt ’77 to serve as 2014 president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Dec. 11, 2013—Brandt is a partner with Bryan Cave who has previously held numerous leadership positions within KCMBA.

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Vanderbilt Law School announces new endowed faculty research fund

Nov. 24, 2013—Robert S. Reder ’78, retired partner of Milbank Tweed and current professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt, endows Enterprise Faculty Fund to promote faculty development.

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Sean Seymore advocates dropping patent requirement that inventions be “useful”

Nov. 19, 2013—Patent expert Seymore argues that "useful disclosure" is a better criteria in forthcoming law review article.

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Associate Dean Kevin Stack honored with 2013 ABA Administrative Law Award

Nov. 8, 2013—Stack and Jerry L. Mashaw of Yale were both recognized with the ABA's 2013 Annual Scholarship Award for best published work in administrative law.

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Legal historian Mark Brandon’s new book addresses changing concepts of family

Nov. 6, 2013—Mark Brandon's book, States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order, was released in September 2013 by the University Press of Kansas.

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Kip Viscusi discusses methods of estimating the “value of a statistical life” in the October 2013 Monthly Labor Review

Nov. 1, 2013—Viscusi's featured article explains how the availability of more accurate fatality rate estimates has enabled researchers to generate more accurate estimates of the “value of a statistical life.”

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Colorado judge to lead Vanderbilt-based American Judicature Society

Oct. 29, 2013—Judge Russell Carparelli of the Colorado Court of Appeals will be the new executive director of the AJS beginning January 1.

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Zachary Fardon ’92 confirmed as U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois

Oct. 17, 2013—Fardon's appointment gained the unanimous approval of the U.S. Senate.

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Ganesh Sitaraman awarded 2013 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize

Oct. 10, 2013—Professor Sitaraman honored for his book, The Counterinsurgent’s Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars.

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Professor Mike Newton helping organize Syrian war crimes court

Oct. 8, 2013—Professor Newton is among the international war crime experts working to create a war crimes court to deal with atrocities committed during Syria’s civil war.

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Daniel Gervais elected to the Academy of Europe

Sep. 29, 2013—Gervais is the first professor at a U.S. law school invited to join the Academy of Europe.

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21 members of Class of 2013 selected for Order of the Coif

Sep. 6, 2013—Order of the Coif members are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.

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Robert Mikos comments on new DOJ guidelines regarding enforcement of federal marijuana ban

Aug. 29, 2013—In a “major policy shift," marijuana regulation may replace marijuana prohibition under new federal guidelines.

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Assistant Professor Ganesh Sitaraman named senior fellow at Center for American Progress

Aug. 27, 2013—As a CAP research fellow, Sitaraman will focus on areas ranging from economics to national security.

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Snowden revelations not surprising, according to surveillance expert Christopher Slobogin

Aug. 8, 2013—Slobogin is the author of Privacy at Risk: The New Government and the Fourth Amendment, a book that addresses privacy and government intrusion.

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