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James Blumstein on Halbig v. Sebellius

Mar. 20, 2014—Washington Post/Volokh Conspiracy blog commentary on a case challenging the legality of an IRS rule intended to authorize tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies in federal exchanges.

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“States of Union,” book by Professor Mark Brandon, is finalist for 2014 Silver Gavel Award

Mar. 18, 2014—Prestigious ABA award recognizes outstanding works that foster the American public's understanding of the law.

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New federal judicial training program to debut at Vanderbilt Law School

Mar. 14, 2014—Training program for mid-career federal judges developed through new partnership with the Federal Judicial Center to be offered at VLS in fall 2014.

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Sara Beth Myers ’09 founds advocacy non-profit for Tennessee women and children

Mar. 14, 2014—Advocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) fosters public policy to improve wellness, safety, opportunity and equality for women and children in Tennessee.

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“Justice at Risk” conference will examine the role of money in judicial elections

Mar. 5, 2014—Conference focuses on the results of an independent study exploring the effects of campaign contributions on judicial behavior.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to deliver 2014 Sims Lecture March 18

Feb. 26, 2014—Justice Thomas will also meet with Vanderbilt Law students, faculty and alumni before his talk.

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Julian Wright ’92 receives North Carolina Bar Assocation’s Citizen Lawyer Award

Feb. 21, 2014—Wright is a partner with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte.

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Karen Lindell ’12 awarded Skadden Fellowship to work at Philadelphia’s Juvenile Law Center

Feb. 4, 2014—Lindell’s two-year Skadden Fellowship term will begin in September 2014.

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JETLaw Symposium Jan. 24 addresses patent eligibility

Jan. 22, 2014—The day-long symposium, “Patents 202: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes,” examines the interaction of Section 101, and patent eligibility of software and DNA.

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Law professor Daniel Sharfstein named Robert Penn Warren Faculty Fellow for 2014-15

Jan. 20, 2014—Sharfstein will be one of 10 faculty fellows focusing on public scholarship in the humanities.

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Chris Guthrie appointed to second term as dean of Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 20, 2014—Guthrie's second five-year term as dean will start July 1, 2014.

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Al Dotson Jr. ’87 to be appointed to Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans

Jan. 17, 2014—Dotson is a partner of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America Inc.

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Taylor Owings ’13 wins ABA’s Gellhorn-Sargentich Essay Competition

Dec. 17, 2013—Owings' winning entry was her Vanderbilt Law Review Note addressing “When Antitrust Law Should Protect a Low-Cost Competitor."

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Henry Strickland ’83 appointed dean of Cumberland School of Law

Dec. 16, 2013—Henry C. (Corky) Strickland III ’83 has been named dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. His appointment will begin July 1, 2014. He succeeds John L. Carroll Jr., who is retiring after 13 years. The announcement was made Dec. 13 and follows a national search. Strickland currently is a professor of law at...

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Mike Newton helps develop blueprint for future Syrian tribunal

Dec. 13, 2013—International Practice Lab students worked on draft statue and provided analyses to help Syrian opposition officials prepare to restore the rule of law.

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Perry Brandt ’77 to serve as 2014 president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Dec. 11, 2013—Brandt is a partner with Bryan Cave who has previously held numerous leadership positions within KCMBA.

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Vanderbilt Law School announces new endowed faculty research fund

Nov. 24, 2013—Robert S. Reder ’78, retired partner of Milbank Tweed and current professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt, endows Enterprise Faculty Fund to promote faculty development.

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Sean Seymore advocates dropping patent requirement that inventions be “useful”

Nov. 19, 2013—Patent expert Seymore argues that "useful disclosure" is a better criteria in forthcoming law review article.

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Associate Dean Kevin Stack honored with 2013 ABA Administrative Law Award

Nov. 8, 2013—Stack and Jerry L. Mashaw of Yale were both recognized with the ABA's 2013 Annual Scholarship Award for best published work in administrative law.

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Legal historian Mark Brandon’s new book addresses changing concepts of family

Nov. 6, 2013—Mark Brandon's book, States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order, was released in September 2013 by the University Press of Kansas.

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Kip Viscusi discusses methods of estimating the “value of a statistical life” in the October 2013 Monthly Labor Review

Nov. 1, 2013—Viscusi's featured article explains how the availability of more accurate fatality rate estimates has enabled researchers to generate more accurate estimates of the “value of a statistical life.”

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Colorado judge to lead Vanderbilt-based American Judicature Society

Oct. 29, 2013—Judge Russell Carparelli of the Colorado Court of Appeals will be the new executive director of the AJS beginning January 1.

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