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Terry Maroney to join 2016-17 class of fellows at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Mar. 23, 2016—Maroney will spend an academic year in residence with 37 other fellows representing a broad range of disciplines.

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Chris Slobogin receives two Distinguished Contribution Awards in Forensic Psychology

Mar. 15, 2016—The American Psychology-Law Society and the American Board of Forensic Psychology recognize Slobogin’s career contributions to forensic psychology in 2016

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VLS hosts conference focusing on legal technology and artificial intelligence

Mar. 7, 2016—Richard Susskind, author of "Tomorrow's Lawyers," is keynote speaker of two-day conference titled "Watson, Esq.: Will Your Next Lawyer Be a Machine?"

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Brian Fitzpatrick on Justice Antonin Scalia’s impact on the U.S. Supreme Court

Feb. 25, 2016—Fitzpatrick's column, in which he remembers his former boss and the lessons he taught, appears in U.S. News & World Report.

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Bianca DiBella ’17 and Katherine Martin ’17 win 2015-16 Moot Court Competition

Feb. 24, 2016—Kyle Lyons-Burke ’17 and Andrew Marino ’17 are finalists; 68 teams entered the competition.

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Samar Ali ’06 (BA’03) begins 2016 Truman National Security Fellowship

Feb. 19, 2016—Ali, an associate with Bone McAllester Norton, will spend a year receiving leadership training and working at the Truman National Security Project's offices in Washington, D.C.

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John Jay Hooker ’57 dies at age 85

Jan. 27, 2016—After being diagnosed with stage four metastatic myeloma in January 2015, Hooker campaigned for “death with dignity” law in Tennessee.

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Jeffrey Schoenblum elected to Estate Planning Hall of Fame

Jan. 26, 2016—The recognition is the highest honor bestowed on estate planning professionals by the multidisciplinary National Association of Estate Planners and Councils.

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Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson to speak at VU Jan. 15

Dec. 17, 2015—Stevenson will discuss his memoir, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor Lecture Series.

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Owen Jones elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dec. 10, 2015—Owen D. Jones, Vanderbilt’s New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jones was selected a AAAS Fellow for his “behavioral, evolutionary, and neuroscience research in law” and for “leadership of nationwide networks of legal scholars, judges, and scientists.” The AAAS is...

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Travis McDonough ’97 confirmed to seat on the Eastern District of Tennessee

Dec. 8, 2015—The Senate voted 89-0 in favor of McDonough, whose nomination was endorsed by Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander.

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Samar Ali ’06 (BS’03) discusses her role as a third-party mediator in Syria

Nov. 30, 2015—Listen to Ali's interview with WPLN Radio's Emily Siner about diplomacy related to the conflict in Syria.

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Sen. Fred Thompson ’67, Aug. 19, 1942 – Nov. 1, 2015

Nov. 2, 2015—Thompson had successful careers as a U.S. senator, an attorney and an actor.

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Joe Fishman works at the intersection of copyright law and creativity

Oct. 22, 2015—Fishman joined Vanderbilt's law faculty as an assistant professor in summer 2015.

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Jim Rossi and team of energy law scholars address scope of Federal Power Act in amicus brief

Oct. 13, 2015—Amicus brief filed by 26 "Interested Energy Scholars" argues on behalf of the plaintiffs in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association.

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Vanderbilt Law hosts second annual Mid-Career Seminar for U.S. District Judges

Oct. 8, 2015—The seminar is now offered annually through a partnership between the Federal Judicial Center and Vanderbilt Law School.

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Daniel Gervais is president-elect of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property

Oct. 2, 2015—Gervais will serve a two-year term as president of the international association of intellectual property law scholars starting in 2017.

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19 members of the Class of 2015 selected for Order of the Coif

Sep. 16, 2015—Members of this prestigious organization are selected by faculty approval and represent the top 10 percent of the class.

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MacArthur Research Network for Law and Neuroscience receives additional $1.4 million of grant funding

Sep. 14, 2015—Headquartered at Vanderbilt and directed by New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law Owen Jones, the MacArthur Research Network focuses on the use of neuroscientific evidence in criminal law and of neuroscientific insights to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

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Joni Hersch named editor of the IZA Journal of Labor Economics

Sep. 9, 2015—Hersch is one of two editors of the peer-reviewed journal. She was named an IZA Research Fellow in April 2015.

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Kevin Stack receives 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Research

Aug. 28, 2015—Stack was recognized by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for his influential 2012 Michigan Law Review article, “Interpreting Regulations.”

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Social Justice Program to be named for renowned civil rights attorney George Barrett ’57

Aug. 26, 2015—Darren Robbins '93 made a gift to endow the Social Justice Program in Barrett’s name.

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Prosecuting Maritime Piracy, co-edited by Michael Newton, addresses problems inherent in prosecuting transnational crimes in local courts

Aug. 25, 2015—Newton’s essay, “Piracy and the Problem of Command Responsibility,” recommends holding leaders of pirate gangs responsible for crimes committed by gang members.

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