Apr. 19, 2013—L&E student Blair Druhan was awarded the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for Excellence for her Vanderbilt Law Review Note “Severe or Pervasive: An Analysis of Who, What, and Where Matters When Determining Sexual Harassment.” Blair was also awarded the Candidates Award, which is awarded by the second-year staff of the Vanderbilt Law Review to the third-year staff member,...
Apr. 5, 2013—The Tennessean: Tennessee payday lender grows at breakneck speed amid industry criticism – April 5, 2013 – Deborah Jackson was living paycheck to paycheck when she walked into an Advance Financial store for a $425 loan. Paying back the original loan required additional loans. Advance Financial charged Jackson a $60 renewal fee, so the interest rate worked out...
Mar. 30, 2013—Law and economics students V. Blair Druhan and Jinghui Lim have been selected to present papers at the American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Vanderbilt this May. V. Blair Druhan will present her paper “Determinants of Employer Retaliation After Workplace Sexual Harassment.” Jinghui Lim will present her paper “Examining the Impact of Monitoring and...
Feb. 17, 2013—Elissa Philip will be the Senior Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review for 2013-2014.
Sep. 20, 2012—L&E student Caroline Cecot, who is expected to graduate in 2014, accepted a clerkship to begin in June of 2015 in the chambers of The Honorable Raymond Lohier in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, New York.
Jul. 17, 2012—Viscusi and Gayer's report, “Overriding Consumer Preferences with Energy Regulations,” was published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Nov. 17, 2011—Hersch's findings published in the May 2011 American Economic Review.
Nov. 15, 2010—Hersch will serve a two-year term as a vice president of SEA
Oct. 27, 2010—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch of Vanderbilt's Law & Economics Program finds Mexican immigrants work in higher risk jobs with low wages
Sep. 2, 2010—Professor Hersch will present a paper co-authored with Professor Viscusi at the session The Past, Present, and Future of Interdisciplinary Legal Education at the Association of American Law Schools annual conference in January 2011.
Jul. 12, 2010—Skiba studies factors that drive demand for pawnshops
May. 18, 2010—Law & Economics student and Vanderbilt Law Review Senior Articles Editor Jennifer Bennett Shinall has won the Myron Penn Laughlin Award for her Note “Slipping Away from Justice: The Effect of Attorney Skill on Trial Outcomes.” [Download the Note]
Feb. 18, 2010—Midwest Title Loans v. Indiana addressed interest rate and fee limitations
Dec. 29, 2009—Americans value preventing deaths from terrorist attacks more than preventing deaths from natural disasters
Dec. 9, 2009—Results indicate that laws mandating recycling are effective
Apr. 22, 2009—U.S. News and World Report mentions the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics in Diana Cole’s article “For Economists, a Moment in the Sun.”
Dec. 9, 2008—Study results indicate that financial 'quick fix' leads to personal bankruptcy
Nov. 26, 2007—Study by W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch estimates economic impact of smoking on smokers
Nov. 30, 2006—On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Henry Manne, Dean Emeritus, George Mason University School of Law, gave a well attended kick-off talk for the new Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics, “What Every Lawyer Should Know about the Intellectual History of Law and Economics.” With a B.A. in economics from Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from...
Oct. 30, 2006—W. Kip Viscusi and his coauthor, Richard Zeckhauser, were awarded the 2006 Ronald H. Coase Prize by the University of Chicago Law School for their article, “Recollection Bias and the Combat of Terrorism,” which was published in the Journal of Legal Studies. The prize is awarded for excellence in the study of law and economics....
Jan. 24, 2006—W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch, law and economics scholars at Harvard Law School, will join the Vanderbilt faculty later this year as the law school launches the first program of its kind—a Ph.D. in law and economics. By successfully recruiting two of the nation’s premier scholars in law and applied economics, Vanderbilt Law School...