Vanderbilt Law graduates earn Ph.D. in Law and Economics

May 14, 2018

Scott DeAngelis and Danielle Drago Drory were awarded both a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt Law School’s commencement May 11.


Scott DeAngelisScott DeAngelis’ dissertation seeks to shed further light on the issue of concussions in athletics, examining youth sports concussion laws, risk and compensation schemes related to concussions, and risk-management systems at the youth, college, and professional levels of football. He will be joining the law firm Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson in Charlotte, North Carolina as an associate.


Danielle Drago DroryDanielle Drago Drory’s dissertation empirically examines three distinct instances of immigration federalism, including labor market impacts of Official English laws, and the impact of immigration court backlog on the duration and outcomes of immigration cases. She will be joining the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, DC as an associate in the antitrust group.

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