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Abby Moskowitz is Vanderbilt’s first Garrison Social Justice Scholar

Mar. 30, 2015—New scholarship provides tuition and summer stipend support to students preparing for social justice careers.

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Vidhi Sanghavi ’15 awarded Skadden Fellowship

Dec. 17, 2014—Sanghavi will work at the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee to develop a legal advocacy program to help people with criminal convictions reenter their communities.

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Contracts classes compete in fall food drive to benefit Second Harvest

Nov. 20, 2013—Food drive organized by Reeshad Ali, the VBA's Community Service Chair.

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Appellate Clinic’s victory in LaFountain v. Harry corrects Sixth Circuit precedent

Jun. 11, 2013—Four members of the Class of 2013 establish the right of indigent clients to amend cases filed in federal courts.

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89 Vanderbilt Law students serve externships for course credit during summer 2013

Jun. 11, 2013—VLS students are working in judicial chambers and with government agencies; in the offices of U.S. Attorneys, state attorneys general, and city and district attorneys; with corporations; and with domestic and international advocacy organizations.

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76 Vanderbilt Law students receive summer stipends to support pro bono work

Jun. 7, 2013—VLS students work in judicial chambers and with federal and state agencies; attorneys general, public defenders and district attorneys; and domestic and international advocacy organizations.

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Practice lab students support judicial system and criminal code reform in Peru

May. 15, 2013—Professor Michael A. Newton works with Peru's Supreme Court to advise judges in its newly created court of national jurisdiction.

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Wyatt Sassman ’13 wins Tennessee Bar Association’s environmental law writing competition

Apr. 23, 2013—Sassman receives Jon E. Hastings Memorial Writing Award for his article "Administrative Compliance Orders and Due Process After Sackett."

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George Barrett ’57 and Waverly Crenshaw ’81 honored by Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Mar. 19, 2013—Barrett and Crenshaw were among 10 Nashvillians honored for advocacy of human rights.

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Daniel Sharfstein awarded 2012 Cromwell Book Prize for The Invisible Line

Nov. 15, 2012—Prize selected by American Society of Legal History advisory committee recognizes scholarly excellence in legal history

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