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Graduates

Jennifer Bennett Shinall (JD/PhD '12)

Professor of Law; Vanderbilt Law School; Nashville, TN  

Dissertation: "Obesity in the Labor Market: Implications for the Legal System"

Member, Order of the Coif
Senior Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2009-2010
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2008-2009
Judicial Clerk, Judge John Tinder, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2012-2013
Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School, 2013-2014

A.B., Economics and History, Harvard University, 2006
From Memphis, Tennessee


Jinghui Lim (JD/PhD '13)

Ministry of Communications and Information; Singapore

Dissertation: "Evaluating the Impact of Monitoring and Enforcement in the Clean Air Act"

Member, Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2010-2011
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2009-2010
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University School of Law's Center for Law, Economics, and Organization, 2013-2014
Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 2014-2017

B.S., Economics; B.A. Computer Science, Duke University, 2006
From Singapore
 
 

Caroline Cecot (JD/PhD '14)

Assistant Professor of Law; Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University; Arlington, VA

Dissertation: "Shale Development: Risks, Responses, and Regulation"

Member, Order of the Coif
Senior Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2011-2012
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2010-2011
Articles Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2013-2014
Staff, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2012-2013
Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School, 2014-2015
Judicial Clerk, Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2015-2016
Legal Fellow, Institute for Policy Integrity, New York University School of Law, 2016-2017

A.B., Economics, Harvard University, 2006
From Brooklyn, New York

 


Blair Druhan Bullock (JD/PhD '15)

Assistant Professor of Law; University of Arkansas School of Law; Fayetteville, AK

Dissertation: "Judicial and Agency Enforcement of Nondiscrimination Laws"

Executive Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2012-2013
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2011-2012
Judicial Clerk, Judge Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2015-2016
Associate, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, 2016-2019 
Murphy Visiting Assistant Professor; Tulane University Law School, 2019-2021

B.S., Economics, Auburn University, 2009 
From Mobile, Alabama

  


Jacob P. Byl (JD/PhD '15)

Assistant Professor of Economics; Western Kentucky University; Bowling Green, KY

Dissertation: "Toward More Effective Endangered Species Regulation"
 
Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2012-2013
Development Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2012-2013
Staff, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2011-2012
Judicial Clerk, Judge Robert J. Jonker, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2015-2016
Judicial Clerk, Judge Jane Stranch, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2016-2017
Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Law and Economics, Vanderbilt Law School, 2017-2018

B.A., Economics and International Studies, Northwestern University, 2005
From Shelby, Michigan


Benjamin J. McMichael (JD/PhD '15)

Assistant Professor of Law; University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL


Member, Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2012-2013
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2011-2012
Judicial Clerk, Judge Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2015-2016

B.S., Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest University, 2009
From Macon, Georgia



Samuel M. Miller '15

Attorney; Miller Law Offices; Studio City, CA

Dissertation: "Economic and Empirical Analysis of Contractual Dispute Resolution"

J.D., Harvard University, 2007
M.Phil., Economics, Oxford University, 2004
B.A., Economics, Harvard University, 2002 
From Woodland Hills, California


Elissa Philip Gentry (JD/PhD '16)

Assistant Professor of Law; Florida State University College of Law; Tallahassee, FL 

 
Senior Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2013-2014
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2012-2013
Judicial Clerk, Judge Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2016-2017
Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, 2017-2019

B.S., Economics and Human/Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University, 2010
From Madison, Alabama

 

Henri Rautonen (JD/PhD '16)

Transformation Manager; Rubix; London, England

Dissertation: "Mandatory Labeling: Changes in Consumer and Producer Behavior"

Associate; McKinsey & Company; Atlanta, GA

B.A., Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; Oxford University, 2010
From Espoo, Finland


Jean Y. Xiao (JD/PhD '17)

Attorney; U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Comptroller Legal Division; Washington, D.C. 

Dissertation: "An Empirical Examination of Consumer Litigation Funding"

Member, Order of the Coif
Senior Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2014-2015
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2013-2014
Judicial Clerk, Judge Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2017-2018

B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2011
From San Antonio, Texas


Scott DeAngelis (JD/PhD '18)

Associate; Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson; Charlotte, NC


Executive Article Selection Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2015-2016
Staff, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 2014-2015

 

B.A., Business Administration and Economics, Minor in Mathematics, Coe College, 2012
From Clinton, Iowa

 


Danielle Drago Drory (JD/PhD '18)

Associate; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Washington, D.C.

Editor in Chief, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, 2015-2016
Staff, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, 2014-2015

M.S., Finance and B.S., Finance & Economics, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 2012
From Cary, North Carolina



Hannah J. Frank (JD/PhD '19)

Assistant Public Defender, Felony Trial Division, Harris County Public Defender's Office; Houston, TX 

Dissertation: "Appearance Discrimination in Criminal Court"

Member, Order of the Coif
Senior En Banc Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2016-2017
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2015-2016
Judicial Clerk, Judge Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2019-2020

B.A., Economics; Minor: Mathematics, Lewis and Clark College, 2013
From Loveland, Colorado


Clayton J. Masterman (JD/PhD '19)

Associate, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC, Washington, D.C.

Dissertation: "An Empirical Analysis of Policy Responses to the Opioid Epidemic"

Member, Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2016-2017
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2015-2016
Judicial Clerk, Judge Gregg Jeffrey Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2019-2020
Judicial Clerk, Judge David Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 2020-2021 

B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Vassar College, 2013
From Golden Valley, Arizona


Nick Marquiss (JD/PhD '21)

Associate, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, Washington, D.C.
Judicial Clerk, Judge Joan Larsen, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2022-2023
Judicial Clerk, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg,
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 2023-2024

Dissertation: "An Empirical Assessment of Occupational Licensing Reforms in the Healthcare Sector"

Articles Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2019–2020
Staff, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2018–2019
Senior Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2018–2019
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2017–2018

B.A., Economics, Whitman College, 2013
From Newman Lake, Washington



Erin E. Meyers (JD/PhD '21)

Associate, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.
Judicial Clerk, Judge Marvin A. Quattlebaum, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2022-2023

Dissertation: "The Criminal Justice System and Social Mobility in the United States"

Editor in Chief, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, 2018–2019
Staff,  Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, 2017–2018 

B.BA., Risk Management and Insurance, University of Georgia, 2013
From Atlanta, Georgia

 



Rachel E. Dalafave (JD/PhD '22)

Judicial Clerk, Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2022-2023
Judicial Clerk, Judge Justin R. Walker, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 2023-2024

Dissertation: "Lifesaving Policies: Outcomes, Spillover Effects, and How to Address Them"

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Scholar
Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2020-2021
Articles Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2020-2021
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2019-2020
Staff, Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review, 2019-2020
 
B.S., Physics: Minor: Economics, The College of New Jersey, 2016
From Newtown, Pennsylvania

 



Caroline E. (Carlie) Malone (JD/PhD '22)

Judicial Clerk, Judge Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2022-2023

Dissertation: "Reducing the Price of Prescription Drugs: Gag Clause Prohibitions, Government Patent Use, and Shopping Abroad"

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Scholar
Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2019-2020
Staff, Vanderbilt Law Review, 2018-2019
 
B.A., Economics and Politics & International Relations, Scripps College, 2014
From Taos, New Mexico