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Vanderbilt Law School and American Judicature Society announce affiliation

Jul. 17, 2013—AJS will move its headquarters to Vanderbilt Law School during summer 2013.

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Former Senator James Sasser ’61 (BA’58) donates papers to Vanderbilt

Jul. 17, 2013—Sasser is a former three-term U.S. senator from Tennessee and ambassador to China.

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Fisher v. University of Texas not the end of affirmative action

Jul. 17, 2013—Constitutional law expert Suzanna Sherry discusses impact of the Supreme Court's decision in highly anticipated case.

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Suzanna Sherry comments on SCOTUS decision in Shelby v. Holder in Washington Post editorial

Jul. 17, 2013—Sherry was also interviewed by MSNBC on SCOTUS decision in Fisher v. Texas, the affirmative action case.

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Appellate Clinic’s victory in LaFountain v. Harry corrects Sixth Circuit precedent

Jun. 11, 2013—Four members of the Class of 2013 establish the right of indigent clients to amend cases filed in federal courts.

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89 Vanderbilt Law students serve externships for course credit during summer 2013

Jun. 11, 2013—VLS students are working in judicial chambers and with government agencies; in the offices of U.S. Attorneys, state attorneys general, and city and district attorneys; with corporations; and with domestic and international advocacy organizations.

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76 Vanderbilt Law students receive summer stipends to support pro bono work

Jun. 7, 2013—VLS students work in judicial chambers and with federal and state agencies; attorneys general, public defenders and district attorneys; and domestic and international advocacy organizations.

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Daniel Gervais testifies before Congress regarding Copyright Act

May. 16, 2013—Gervais, who directs Vanderbilt's Intellectual Property Program, said U.S. copyright system needs "a comprehensive review and modernization."

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Practice lab students support judicial system and criminal code reform in Peru

May. 15, 2013—Professor Michael A. Newton works with Peru's Supreme Court to advise judges in its newly created court of national jurisdiction.

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James H. Cheek III ’67 increases his teaching role at Vanderbilt Law School

May. 13, 2013—Nationally recognized corporate and securities law attorney Jim Cheek appointed professor of the practice of law.

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Robert Reder ’78 named professor of the practice of law

May. 13, 2013—Corporate governance expert Bob Reder joins faculty following a 33-year career in transactional practice with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.

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Marcy Nicks Moody, Class of 2013, is one of 15 winners of the 2013 Burton Award for legal writing

May. 9, 2013—Moody will receive her award on June 3 at a gala event at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Ingrid Wuerth elected to American Journal of International Law Board of Editors

Apr. 8, 2013—AJIL is a distinguished peer-reviewed journal that features works by prominent scholars of international law and international relations.

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Daniel Gervais cited in Kirtsaeng dissent

Mar. 21, 2013—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cites Gervais’ definitive TRIPS Agreement book to compare U.S. policy with Court’s decision regarding scope of U.S. copyright law.

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Vanderbilt team of Scott Friedman and Alex McVeagh reach semi-finals in International Commercial Mediation Competition

Feb. 28, 2013—First Vanderbilt team to participate in International Chamber of Commerce competition wins “Best Public Speakers” award, advances to semi-final round.

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Panel addresses software patent aggregators, also known as “patent trolls”

Feb. 28, 2013—Julie Samuels ’05, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and law professors Colleen Chien and Timothy Holbrook discussed challenges presented by “patent assertion entities.”

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Sarah Doran Murray and Erica Smith Win 2013 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition

Feb. 6, 2013—Sarah Doran Murray and Erica Smith are the winners of Vanderbilt’s 2013 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court competition. Murray and Smith competed against finalists Danielle Barav and Andrea Schronce in the competition’s final round, held in Vanderbilt’s Flynn Auditorium Friday, February 1. Three distinguished circuit court judges—Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court...

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Vanderbilt Law Review November 2012 Symposium issue released

Nov. 29, 2012—The issue includes eleven articles dealing with environmental and energy law.

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Michael Newton appointed to board of advisors for ABA International Criminal Court Project

Nov. 20, 2012—Newton previously served on ASIL Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the ICC.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded 2012 Cromwell Book Prize for The Invisible Line

Nov. 15, 2012—Prize selected by American Society of Legal History advisory committee recognizes scholarly excellence in legal history

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