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Study co-authored by Owen Jones addresses criminal intent

Mar. 14, 2017—Neuroimaging study co-authored by Jones with a team of researchers from Yale and Virginia Tech showed that brain activity reveals whether a subject knows he is committing a crime or is merely being reckless.

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Tennessee state senator Doug Henry ’51 dead at 90

Mar. 7, 2017—Sen. Henry served for 44 years in Tennessee’s state legislature.

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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights to link human rights and fake news in April 5 talk

Mar. 4, 2017—Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein will speak at noon in Vanderbilt Law School's Flynn Auditorium.

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International Law Practice Lab submits amicus brief in case challenging Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism statute

Mar. 3, 2017—Brief supports plaintiffs in Mohamed v. Ethiopia, a case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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Zoe Beiner ’18 and Nell Henson ’18 win 2017 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition

Mar. 1, 2017—Michael Buschmann ’18 and Sam Mallick ’18 are 2017 Moot Court semifinalists.

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Tim Meyer examines ways to improve free trade agreements

Feb. 15, 2017—Meyer's article, "Saving Free Trade," will be published in April by the Vanderbilt Law Review.

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Karla McKanders to join Vanderbilt as clinical professor of law

Feb. 6, 2017—Karla McKanders will join Vanderbilt’s law faculty as a clinical professor of law in summer 2017. Her appointment was announced by Dean Chris Guthrie. At Vanderbilt, McKanders will launch a new Immigration Law Clinic. She will be affiliated with the George Barrett Social Justice and International Legal Studies programs. In addition, she will work closely...

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Four VLS students selected for 2017 Hult Prize competition

Jan. 27, 2017—Nat Robinson ’18 and Yalda Godusi ’18 will present their start-up proposal in Dubai; Taber Hunt ’17 and John Davidson ’18 will present in London.

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Sean Seymore appointed to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Advisory Council

Jan. 13, 2017—The Advisory Council provides peer review for NIGMS research initiatives aimed at disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Timothy Meyer elected to membership in American Law Institute

Jan. 11, 2017—Meyer is one of 14 VLS faculty affiliated with ALI, which publishes legal commentary and model statutes.

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Ed Cheng’s research on publication bias highlighted in ABA Journal

Dec. 5, 2016—Cheng examined expert testimony using a statistical method common in wildlife studies.

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Joe Fishman: How copying is done should matter in copyright infringement complaints

Dec. 2, 2016—“Copyright doctrine ought to factor in the defendant’s process into the infringement analysis,” Fishman says.

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Becca Everhardt ’10 serves as Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow in Kosovo

Nov. 12, 2016—Everhardt is working in Kosovo’s Ministry of Finance and researching alternative dispute mechanisms during her 10-month fellowship.

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Sean Seymore elected to membership in the American Law Institute

Oct. 21, 2016—Seymore's expertise is in patent law, intellectual property law, and science and technology.

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Ed Cheng’s “Excited Utterance” podcast delivers “virtual workshops” on legal evidence scholarship

Oct. 17, 2016—Cheng started new legal scholarship podcast with grants from the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning and the law school’s Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program.

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Cameron Norris ’14 (BA’11) will clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 2017

Sep. 22, 2016—Norris previously clerked for judges on the D.C. and Eleventh Circuits.

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Justin P. Wilson ’70 featured in short film highlighting his work as Tennessee’s Comptroller of the Treasury

Sep. 14, 2016—Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin P. Wilson ’70 is the subject of this short film highlighting his work on behalf of the State of Tennessee. Justin left his partnership at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis to serve as Tennessee’s Comptroller in 2009 at the request of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. He also served as...

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Dan Sharfstein appointed to Vanderbilt Law’s Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence

Sep. 12, 2016—Sharfstein, a legal historian who co-directs the George Barrett Social Justice Program, has earned accolades for his teaching and scholarship.

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Law school community mourns the loss of Beth Chitwood, Class of 2018

Aug. 29, 2016—Students, faculty and staff are invited to gather 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, in Blackacre for a candlelight vigil.

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Alistair Newbern and Jeffery Frensley ’95 join Middle District of Tennessee as magistrate judges

Aug. 23, 2016—Newbern taught Vanderbilt’s Appellate Litigation Clinic; Frensley is a trial lawyer who served on the federal Criminal Justice Act panel of attorneys.

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VLS Appellate Clinic students secure “big victory for privacy rights”

Aug. 19, 2016—2016 graduates Calvin Cohen, Larry Crane-Moscowitz, Alex Vey and Clayton Wiggins win Luis v. Awareness Technologies in decision handed down by Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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45 VLS graduates will serve clerkships in 2016-17 or future terms

Jul. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt Law graduates will clerk for judges in federal and state courts in 17 states.

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Civil rights leader and former Oklahoma State Senator E. Melvin Porter ’59 dead at 86

Jul. 27, 2016—Porter and classmate Fred Work became Vanderbilt’s first two African American graduates in 1959.

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