Vanderbilt Law Magazine

Four Vanderbilt Law professors win teaching awards

Jul. 16, 2013—Vanderbilt Law students recently recognized four members of the faculty for teaching excellence. Edward Cheng, Tracey George, Terry Maroney and Daniel Sharfstein received the Hall-Hartman Awards at the April Blackacre. “It is extremely hard to win a teaching award at Vanderbilt Law School because of the many outstanding teachers on our faculty,” Dean Chris Guthrie said. “Professors...

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Panel discussion with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean ’81

Jul. 16, 2013—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean ’81 took part in a panel discussion celebrating the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Nashville city and Davidson County governments in 1963. It was the first true city-county consolidation in the country, making Nashville-Davidson County a role model. Other panelists included former Tennessean publisher John Seigenthaler (right) and two leading...

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Spring On-Campus Interviews

Jul. 16, 2013—Some first-year law students at Vanderbilt had their first job interviews during spring OCI (On Campus Interviews) February 12–13. 1Ls interviewed for summer jobs with legal employers throughout the Southeast. In addition, Vanderbilt alumni Rob Niccolini ’93, Todd Overman ’02, Barbara Bennett ’83, Robert Walker ’68, Charles Malone ‘03, Perry Brandt ‘77, Torry Johnson ’79,...

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Class Notes: Wayne S. Hyatt BA’65

Jul. 16, 2013—Wayne S. Hyatt (BA’65), a founding partner of Hyatt & Stubblefield in Atlanta, has been awarded the American College of Real Estate Lawyers’ prestigious Frederick S. Lane Award, the highest honor the ACREL bestows. Wayne is the eighth recipient of the prestigious award in the ACREL’s 35-year history.  

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Class Notes: Tamara Ashford ’94

Jul. 16, 2013—Tamara Ashford was one of 10 nominees for the 2012 Tax Notes Person of the Year by taxanalysts.com, a news website devoted to tax policy. Tamara, who joined the Tax Division of U.S. Justice Department in 2011 as deputy assistant attorney general for both appellate and review, was cited for her competence as “the Justice...

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2013 Class Gift

Jul. 16, 2013—Scotty Mann, VLS assistant dean for development and alumni relations, accepts a check from members of the Class Gift Committee. The class raised more than $3,000 to benefit the Public Service Initiative, the Law School Annual Fund and various student organizations. Casey Miller and Sarah Reist co-chaired the committee, which also included Valisa Berber-Thayer, Sam...

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In Memoriam: Oliver Lee

Jul. 16, 2013—Oliver Lee, age 62, died February 13. Oliver earned his B.A. at Dartmouth College. After earning his law degree, he became a corporate and securities lawyer, serving as a trial attorney for six years with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia, before moving into private practice. He was a member...

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Tracey George is the new Tarkington professor of Teaching Excellence

Jul. 16, 2013—Endowed by Carlton Tarkington ’63 (BA’59), the three-year chair recognizes outstanding teaching. For the past five years, students entering Vanderbilt Law School have taken their first class—The Life of the Law—during Orientation Week. “The class is designed to give students the tools, techniques and background they need to succeed in their first year of law...

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Friedman and McVeagh place fourth in International Commercial Mediation Competition

Jul. 16, 2013—Scott Friedman and Alex McVeagh (BS’08), both members of the Class of 2013, placed fourth among 65 teams in the eighth annual International Commercial Mediation Competition held by the International Chamber of Commerce February 8-13 in Paris, France. In addition to reaching the competition’s semifinal round, Friedman and McVeagh were named “Best Public Speakers.” The...

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Doran and Smith are winners of the 2013 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition

Jul. 16, 2013—Sarah Doran Murray (left) and Erica Smith, winners of the 2013 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition, with finalists Danielle Barav and Andrea Schronce, all Class of 2014. The four competed before federal Judges Kent Jordan of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Gilbert S. Merritt Jr. ’60 of the Sixth Circuit Court of...

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Brigadier General Mark Martins speaks on campus

Jul. 16, 2013—Brigadier General Mark Martins, chief prosecutor of the U.S. Military Commissions, discussed the Military Provisions Act of 2009 in a March talk sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Martins served as lead trial counsel in the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four other accused perpetrators of...

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Lee S. Cutcliff: Award honors bond to university that began five decades ago.

Jul. 16, 2013—Lee S. Cutcliff ’67, BA’61, was drawn to Vanderbilt in the 1960s by its excellent academic reputation. Fifty years later, he is still fully engaged with the university, and Vanderbilt Law School has recognized him as the 2013 Distinguished Service Award winner. “I owe Vanderbilt a great debt,” Cutcliff said. “I love giving back to...

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Not Your Normal Law Practice

Jul. 16, 2013—Fred Manget ’79 looks back on a 25-career in intelligence law with the CIA. Fred Manget ’79 might have spent a career in private practice had the partner he supported as an associate fresh out of law school been able to remember his name. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Georgia in...

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Founders Circle Dinner

Jul. 16, 2013—Dean Chris Guthrie hosted the annual dinner celebrating generosity of Founders Circle members on April 12 at the law school. Richard S. Aldrich Jr. ’75 was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award and Lee S. Cutcliff ’67 (BA ’61) was presented with the Distinguished Service Award.   Photos by Peyton Hoge

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Photo Essay: Putting Theory into Practice

Jul. 16, 2013—Photos by Rusty Russell Lauren Foster (left), Michelle Peach, Sarah Reist and Elizabeth Ranz, all Class of 2013, supported Clinical Professor Yoli Redero’s representation of indigent clients in Metro Nashville’s family court before Magistrate Sheila Calloway ’95. Students in Redero’s Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic interview clients, conduct discovery proceedings, develop case materials and...

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Social Justice Program helps students kick-start careers

Jul. 16, 2013—Students interested in a career in social justice find ample support at Vanderbilt. The Social Justice Program offers students a grounding in the theory and doctrine of social justice law through courses, discussion forums and support for faculty scholarship on social justice themes. It also helps ensure students have access to the resources they need...

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Alumni Events: Birmingham, Memphis, Nashville

Jul. 16, 2013—VLS graduates of the last decade gathered at Jackalope Brewing Company, co-owned by Bailey Spaulding ’09, on March 13. From left are AJ Byrd ’09, James Bowden ’09, Ryan Willard, Hannah Smith ’10, Colby Block ’10, Philip Bangle, Eric Fugett ’09 and Anastasiya Fugett ’11. Joan and Arnold Weiss ’58 (BA’56) hosted Dean Chris Guthrie...

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Dick Aldrich: Throughout the decades, he has maintained close ties to VLS

Jul. 16, 2013—Richard S. (Dick) Aldrich Jr. ’75 is a citizen of the world, but he found a home when he came to Vanderbilt Law School. The renowned international capital markets lawyer was born in New York, raised in New York, Rhode Island and Brazil, and then majored in Latin at Brown. After earning his undergraduate degree,...

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Raymonde I. Paul Scholar Margaret Artz ’13

Jul. 16, 2013—The Raymonde I. Paul Scholarship is awarded to students who intend to practice international Law. Raymonde I. Paul Scholar Margaret Artz is one of two 2013 Vanderbilt Law graduates who will join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as an associate based in Frankfurt in September. (The other, Tim Van Hal, will be based in both Frankfurt and...

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Women Law Students Association Beginnings

Jul. 16, 2013—In fall 1971, an innocuous student newspaper announcement of the formation of a new student club, the Women Law Students Association, “prompted a spate of contentious articles and letters from students and recent alumni,” Don Welch relates in Vanderbilt Law School: Aspirations & Realities, his history of Vanderbilt Law School (Vanderbilt University Press, 2008). One...

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Hyatt Fund events enrich law school’s intellectual life

Jul. 16, 2013—When Julie Samuels ’05 and two respected patent law professors engaged in a panel discussion about “patent trolls” on February 25, the event was funded in part by the Hyatt Student Activities Fund. Endowed by Wayne Hyatt ’68 (BA’65) and his late wife, Amanda Hyatt (BA’67, MA’74), the Hyatt Fund provides Vanderbilt’s student organizations with...

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Law School Grad, Jim Bradford, retires as B-School Dean

Jul. 16, 2013—Jim Bradford ‘73, dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, spends much of his time immersed in the details of the financial world. In the span of a week this spring, for example, he went from chairing a panel discussion on the effects of the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing program to hosting alumni...

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Alumni find lasting rewards through connection to law school

Jul. 16, 2013—Since joining the law school’s community in January 2012, I have been gratified to learn that the school’s reputation for having a strong network of supportive alumni and friends is well-earned. Your affinity for and connection to the law school is an asset to our students, our faculty and staff and to your fellow alumni....

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Paul Kurtz ’72 passes UGA baton to Lonnie Brown ’89

Jul. 16, 2013—Lonnie T. Brown Jr. ’89 has been named associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Georgia School of Law. Brown replaces another Vanderbilt Law graduate, Paul M. Kurtz ’72 (BA ’68), who is retiring this summer after 22 years as UGA Law’s associate dean and 38 years on its law faculty. Kurtz is...

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Class Notes, Spring 2013

Jul. 14, 2013—1959 George Barry Bertram (BA’57) lives in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He continues to practice part time in the state prosecutor’s office, where he has worked for more than 30 years. 1964 Ned. A. Stewart Jr. (BA’61) has retired after 48 years, having spent the past 20 years as city attorney of Texarkana, Arkansas. Ned and his...

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