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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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Article by Emily Taylor ’16 on “Waters of the United States” to Be Published in Environmental Law Reporter

Jul. 15, 2016—Article Taylor completed as a semester-long research project supervised by Clean Water Act expert J.B. Ruhl to be published in the peer-reviewed journal of the Environmental Law Institute.

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Research coauthored by Tracey George reveals lack of diversity in state court judges

Jun. 27, 2016—"The Gavel Gap," co-authored by Tracey George with Albert Yoon, shows that more than half of state trial and appellate judges are white men, fewer than a third of judges are women, and fewer than two in 10 judges are a racial or ethnic minority.

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Legal historian Sara Mayeux joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty in fall 2016

Jun. 24, 2016—Mayeux writes about American criminal law from both a historical and present-day perspective.

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Erin O’Hara O’Connor named dean of Florida State University College of Law

Jun. 1, 2016—O’Connor has served on Vanderbilt’s law faculty since 2001, including as associate dean for academic affairs.

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Research by Randall Thomas and 3 colleagues featured in NYT’s Dealbook

May. 25, 2016—Steven Davidoff Solomon's column about shareholder appraisal rights discusses a just-released study, "Reforming the Delaware Appraisal Statute to Address Appraisal Arbitrage: Will It Be Successful?", by Vanderbilt's Randall Thomas with Wei Jiang and Danging Mei of Columbia University and Tao Li of the University of Warwick.

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4 VLS faculty on NIH-funded team studying “genetic privacy”

May. 18, 2016—Ellen Wright Clayton will co-direct research team that also includes Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law Chris Slobogin, associate professor Sarah Igo and adjunct law professor Lydia Jones.

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Nathan Walsh ’16 named Vanderbilt Law’s first George Barrett Fellow

May. 17, 2016—Walsh will advocate for homeless students with disabilities as a fellow with Disability Rights Tennessee.

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23 graduates honored with academic and citizenship awards at Commencement

May. 13, 2016—Lauren Messonnier Meyers received the 2016 Founders Medal for First Honors.

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Morgan Rick’s new book, “The Money Problem,” addresses U.S. financial policy

May. 10, 2016—Ricks contends that panic-proofing should be the major focus of U.S. financial policy and regulation.

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