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Hannah J. Frank

Hannah FrankHannah J. Frank is a sixth-year student and Ph.D. candidate in the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics at Vanderbilt University. She earned her B.A. in economics with a minor in mathematics from Lewis and Clark College in 2013. She is a Vanderbilt Law & Economics Scholar. In her 1L year, Ms. Frank earned a Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award (VSEA) for Legal Writing II and won a Lightfoot, Franklin, & White Award for Best Oralist. She has also earned VSEAs for Actual Innocence, Mental Health Law, Federal Courts and The Federal System, and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication. Ms. Frank served as a staff member for the Vanderbilt Law Review in 2015-2016. She served as Senior En Banc Editor for VLR in 2016-2017. Ms. Frank was the Associate Justice for the First Year Program on the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board in 2015-2016. In summer 2016, Ms. Frank was selected as a 2016 Branstetter Summer Fellow and spent the summer working for the Colorado State Public Defender. In summer 2017, she was selected as a Torry Johnson Summer Fellow and returned to work for the Colorado State Public Defender. Ms. Frank has accepted a clerkship in 2019-2020 with Judge Stephen A. Higginson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Her fields of interest are behavioral law and economics and labor markets and human resources.



Note, Unambiguous Deterrence: Ambiguity Attitudes in the Juvenile Justice System and the Case for a Right to Counsel During Intake Proceedings , 70 VAND. L. REV. 709 (2017). 


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