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Vanderbilt Law School announces two new faculty members

Jan. 2, 2003, 3:55 PM

January 2, 2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Vanderbilt University Law School has announced a new clinical faculty member to lead its domestic violence clinical training program and a new assistant dean for library and information technology.

Yolanda Redero has been named visiting assistant clinical professor of law. She will teach a course on domestic violence law and also teach in the school’s new Domestic Violence Clinic, which will provide law students with experience in representing victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Redero is the former assistant chief of the domestic violence misdemeanor unit of the state attorney’s office in Miami, Fla., where she prosecuted domestic violence crimes. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, and she earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota.

Redero’s position was made possible by a nearly $259,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office.

“I am thrilled that Yoli Redero is now a member of the clinical faculty at Vanderbilt,” said Susan L. Kay, associate dean for clinical affairs. “Her experience with the Florida state attorney’s office as well as with the legal clinic at the University of Minnesota makes her a terrific fit for our newly established domestic violence program. I am confident that under her direction the legal clinic will provide excellent pro bono representation to the growing number of indigent domestic violence victims in our community and provide our students with a comprehensive understanding of the complex legal and social issues concerning domestic violence.”

Martin Cerjan has been named assistant dean for library and information technology and assistant professor of law.

Cerjan has served as associate director of the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library since 1999. Prior to that he was deputy law librarian at the Universtiy of Maine School of Law’s library.

Cerjan is a graduate of the University of Michigan and he earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He also holds a degree in library science from the University of North Carolina.

In his new role at the Law School, Cerjan will be the top administrator for the law library and the school’s technology support services, will coordinate legal research instruction with the director of legal writing and will teach an advanced legal research course.

“Martin is an excellent choice to administer the Alyne Queener Massey Law Library and the technology support services for the Law School,” said Kent D. Syverud, dean and Garner Anthony Professor of Law at the Law School.

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