Vanderbilt Law Magazine

Vanderbilt’s Expansive Reach

Jul. 24, 2017—I first came to Vanderbilt as a visiting professor for the fall 2001 semester—the last year Jonathan Charney, who helped Vanderbilt’s international law program gain national prominence, taught before his untimely death. Vanderbilt’s other renowned international scholar, Harold G. Maier, was my colleague until his retirement in 2006. Jon had taught at Vanderbilt since 1972;...

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From the Dean Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Marian Mikhail and Carly Myers named Class of 2017 George Barrett Social Justice Fellows

May. 17, 2017—Mikhail will start a new program at The Bronx Defenders. Myers will advocate for low-income people with disabilities at the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in Berkeley, California.

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Alumni General News Home Page News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Ganesh Sitaraman’s new book, “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution,” sounds alarm

May. 8, 2017—In his thoughtful new book, Sitaraman argues that growing economic inequality threatens American democracy.

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Alumni Faculty News General News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Daniel J. Sharfstein’s new book explores intertwined history of race relations and property rights

May. 4, 2017—In "Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War," Sharfstein examines Reconstruction through the relationship between a Nez Perce leader and a Union Army general.

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Alumni Faculty News General News Home Page News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Suzanna Sherry wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Mar. 29, 2017—Sherry, who is Vanderbilt's Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, was recognized for her outstanding record of teaching, research and scholarship. She is Vanderbilt University's 2017 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner.

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Faculty News General News Home Page News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Wesley Dozier ’19 receives Garrison Social Justice Scholarship

Mar. 29, 2017—Dozier is the third VLS student to receive the scholarship, which provides tuition and summer stipend support to students planning to practice in the public interest.

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Alumni General News Home Page News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Darren Robbins ’93 named Vanderbilt Law’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus

Mar. 17, 2017—A founding partner of Robbins Geller in San Diego, Robbins has been lead counsel in more than 100 securities actions.

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Alumni Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Janie Greenwood Harris ’64 receives 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Mar. 17, 2017—Harris, Vanderbilt’s first female African-American law graduate, had a distinguished career working for the federal government and in the banking industry.

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Alumni Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Tennessee state senator Doug Henry ’51 dead at 90

Mar. 7, 2017—Sen. Henry served for 44 years in Tennessee’s state legislature.

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Alumni General News Home Page News Obituary Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine



Sue Kay ’79: A Pioneer in Clinical Legal Education

Jan. 10, 2017—In 1980 Sue Kay was coming to the end of a one-year clerkship with Judge Jerry Scott of Tennessee’s Court of Criminal Appeals when she heard that Vanderbilt was seeking a full-time clinical instructor. She immediately realized she had found her calling. “Clinical education was just starting, and I thought that working with students and...

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Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Pastry Protection: Q&A with Candice Cook Simmons ’03

Oct. 27, 2016—Trademarking intellectual property is not reserved only for the major corporations of the world Sure, you’ve heard of the Cronut®. It’s the half-croissant, half-doughnut that took the world by storm a few years ago. But have you ever wondered why you’ve heard of it? It’s because of innovative attorneys like Candice Cook Simmons ’03. Now...

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Alumni Q&A Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Photos from Commencement 2016

Oct. 27, 2016—Congratulations, Class of 2016! VLS awarded 182 graduates their J.D.s and awarded LL.M.s to 58 foreign attorneys May 13. The Class of 2016 also included two graduates who received both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law and Economics; four graduates who earned a J.D./M.B.A.; three who earned a J.D./Master’s in Finance; and one who earned...

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Fall 2016 Slideshow Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Stephanie Parker: Distinguished Alumna Award Winner

Oct. 27, 2016—As a trial lawyer with Jones Day, Stephanie Parker ’84 defends clients in high-stakes product liability and mass tort cases while co-leading the firm’s business and tort litigation practice group. Her skill and professionalism have attracted national media attention. Law360 profiled her as one of the nation’s top 15 female trial attorneys in 2012 and...

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Alumni Profile Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Judge Aleta Trauger: Distinguished Service Award Winner

Oct. 27, 2016—Long before Judge Aleta Trauger ’76 (MAT’72) became the first female U.S. district judge for the Middle District of Tennessee in 1998, she began her professional life as a teacher. Within three years, she realized teaching was not her calling. A friend suggested law school. Trauger entered Vanderbilt Law in 1973, just as the number...

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Alumni Profile Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


About this issue – Fall 2016

Oct. 27, 2016—Executive Editor Grace Renshaw Managing Editor Seth Robertson Contributing Writers Shayla Byrd, Vidhi Sanghavi Joshi, Princine Lewis, Ann Marie Deer Owens, Jim Patterson, Morgan Ricks, Bill Snyder, Amy Wolf Design and Art Direction Deborah Brewington Photography Susan Adcock, Sandy Campbell, Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell, Joy Marie Smallwood, Rusty Russell,...

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Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


The Original Sin of Banking Law

Oct. 27, 2016—Morgan Ricks explains the genesis of his book, The Money Problem, which offers a simple solution to the problem created by short-term borrowing. In 2009 I joined the U.S. Treasury Department as a member of the Crisis Response Team, a small group of Wall Street professionals—investment bankers, traders and buyout specialists—whom Secretary Timothy Geithner had...

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Faculty Commentary Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


High R.O.I.: Vanderbilt’s J.D./Master’s in Finance Program allows law students to gain solid expertise in finance

Oct. 27, 2016—Aimed at students interested in corporate transactional practice, the three-year program is offered by VLS in conjunction with the Owen Graduate School of Management. By Grace Renshaw ILLUSTRATION SOURCE: JANE MARINSKY Will Belton ’16 (MSF’16) didn’t start Vanderbilt Law School intending to pursue a dual degree in finance. After earning his undergraduate degree in psychology...

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Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine



Speaking of Alumni: Fall 2016

Oct. 27, 2016—We completed another very successful fundraising year June 30. Thanks to the support of alumni, friends, law firms, faculty, staff and students, we received gifts and new pledges totaling more than $7.6 million, making this the third-best fundraising year in school history. In addition to our overall success, we set an all-time record with giving...

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Alumni Fall 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


A Significant Positive Impact

Oct. 27, 2016—In this issue of Vanderbilt Law, we celebrate the endowment of the George Barrett Social Justice Program by Darren Robbins ’93. Darren first met George Barrett ’57 in 1997 when he was seeking a Nashville-based co-counsel in a securities fraud case. Despite the fact that George graduated from law school before Darren was born, the...

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Fall 2016 From the Dean Vanderbilt Law Magazine


VLS launches new Law and Business CLE series in conjunction with Owen Graduate School of Management

Oct. 24, 2016—“Legal Project Management,” the first of four planned courses, will debut Feb. 7-8.

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Alumni General News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


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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Faculty News General News Home Page News Summer 2017 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


About this issue – Spring 2016

Apr. 11, 2016—Executive Editor Grace Renshaw Managing Editor Seth Robertson Contributing Writers Chris Jaeger ’09, Jim Patterson, Jan Read Design and Art Direction Deborah Brewington Photography Susan Adcock, Sandy Campbell, Daniel Dubois,Steve Green, Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, JohnRussell, Rusty Russell, Susan Urmy, Terry Wyatt Production Assistant Julie Luckett Turner Editorial Assistants Eileen Cunningham, Brandy Drinnon, Clarke Morrison, Rachael...

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Spring 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


Life-Defining: Weldon Wilson ’86, Board of Advisors President

Apr. 11, 2016—By Seth Robertson It isn’t often that a successful 30-year career can be traced back to a single defining moment. And it’s even rarer when that moment takes place on the very first day at a new job right out of school. But that’s exactly what happened to Weldon Wilson soon after graduating from Vanderbilt...

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Spring 2016 Vanderbilt Law Magazine


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