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Author: Jim Patterson

Rebuilding middle class is the key to preserving democracy

Mar. 24, 2017—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman: "Our Constitution wasn’t designed for a country with significant economic inequality."

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Benefits to splitting U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Fitzpatrick tells Congress

Mar. 20, 2017—Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick testified March 16 before a House Judiciary subcommittee about the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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United Nations official to deliver Charney Lecture at Vanderbilt

Mar. 15, 2017—This year's Charney Lecturer is United Nations official Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who will discuss “Global Challenges to Human Rights” April 5 at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.

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Discussion set about Trump’s first 50 days

Mar. 10, 2017—A free forum about President Trump's first 50 days in office will be held at Vanderbilt Law School March 20.

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Contract clause in Constitution finding new relevance

Mar. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt professor James Ely has written a book about the contract clause of the Constitution. The clause has recently been used to block state legislatures from trimming the benefits of teachers.

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What happens when Western psychiatry goes global?

Mar. 6, 2017—A March conference at Vanderbilt about "The Global Psyche" will feature two keynote speeches open to the public

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Vanderbilt law students file amicus brief in African human rights case

Mar. 3, 2017—Law students are taking part in a case before the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights by filing a brief about an anti-terrorist statute in Ethiopia.

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Race and America discussion is March 1

Feb. 28, 2017—A forum about race in America is scheduled for March 1 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Vanderbilt, TSU to debate

Feb. 15, 2017—A debate featuring Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt students is set for Feb. 25. Admission is free.

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Tie free trade agreements to economic equality: Vanderbilt researcher

Feb. 15, 2017—Citizens would be more supportive of free trade deals if provisions were made in the agreements to combat income inequality, says Vanderbilt law professor Timothy Meyer.

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‘Liberal’ government agencies will lose more managers in the age of Trump

Feb. 14, 2017—A new Republican president could mean a challenge to retain federal employees at government agencies that skew liberal

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