Jun. 25, 2018—Putting a price tag on a person's life could make America safer and fairer, according to acclaimed economist Viscusi, who defines the "value of statistical life" as the dollar amount people are willing to pay to avoid an expected death.
Jun. 21, 2018—Ricks and co-authors John Crawford and Lev Manand argue for offering accounts with the Federal Reserve, which come with privileges such as higher interest rates, instant clearing and added security, to everyone.
Jun. 8, 2018—Clinical Professor of Law Karla McKanders asked students in her Refugee Law and Policy class to produce their final reports as audio stories. Listen to Episode 136 of The Life of the Law’s New Voices series, which features stories on topics in refugee law by VLS students Joshua Minchin ’20, Simona Grecu ’19 and Rachael...
May. 14, 2018—Richard Turner Henderson received the Founder's Medal for First Honors.
Apr. 25, 2018—Sitaraman will receive $200,000 from the Carnegie Foundation of New York to support his research on how public services such as schools and libraries can advance public policy goals.
Apr. 23, 2018—Adolpho Birch III '91 was appointed Board Secretary.
Apr. 23, 2018—Henson’s Note, published in the 2018 Vanderbilt Law Review, explores courts’ disagreement over admissibility of evidence of prior malpractice by medical expert witnesses.
Apr. 17, 2018—Giancarlo also spoke to the VLS Board of Advisors after his Sims Lecture April 13.
Apr. 10, 2018—Horn Boom has previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. She was a partner at Frost Brown Todd in Lexington before her confirmation to the federal bench.
Apr. 10, 2018—Clarke’s lecture, “Democracy under Attack: Race, Rights and Resistance,” addresses the role of lawyers in responding to racial injustice, voter suppression and other civil rights issues.
Apr. 4, 2018—Justice Sotomayor answered students' questions in her 2018 Cecil Sims Lecture in Flynn Auditorium April 3.
Mar. 28, 2018—Duru will participate in the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Program and intern at the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy during summer 2018.
Mar. 21, 2018—Julie Rooney ’18 has won the 2018 Scribes Law-Review Award. Scribes, the American Society of Legal Writers, has presented the annual award for the best student writing in a law review or journal since 1987. Rooney’s Note, “Going Postal: Analyzing the Abuse of Mail Covers Under the Fourth Amendment,” was published in the Vanderbilt Law...
Mar. 15, 2018—Giancarlo's talk will address ongoing efforts to reform over-the-counter derivatives marks in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
Mar. 9, 2018—Dolbow was honored for her Note, “A Distinction without a Difference: Convergence in Claims Construction Standards,” published in the 2017 Vanderbilt Law Review.
Mar. 1, 2018—Hersch's examination of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC indicated that "costs to firms’ bottom lines are evidently insufficient to incentivize firms to eliminate sexual harassment.”
Feb. 14, 2018—Finalists were Josh Landis ’19, who was named Best Oralist, and Claire Fox ’19. Lauren Stern ’19 and Sarah Grimsdale ’19 honored for Best Brief.
Jan. 25, 2018—The team’s start-up, Leaf Global Fintech, was selected as a finalist in the Payment and FinTech category of the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, at which teams compete for funding.
Jan. 10, 2018—Judge Parker was confirmed by a unanimous Senate vote. He has a reputation "as one of Memphis' finest attorneys," said Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander.
Jan. 10, 2018—Most members of state licensing boards are also professionals regulated by the boards, raising consumer concerns.