Law, Business and Politics
Apr. 18, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.
Apr. 15, 2019—Cultural norms can affect how we respond to mistreatment at work, but it is possible to shift that perspective to make it easier to call out wrongdoers who are closely related.
Apr. 12, 2019—Lauren Benton, the Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, was named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.
Apr. 2, 2019—Laws intended to reduce malpractice litigation by protecting doctors who want to apologize don’t work, according to the most detailed look yet at insurance data.
Mar. 27, 2019—As society becomes more automated, our trial system needs to identify new ways to cross-examine evidence generated by processes and machines, without requiring human witnesses to vouch for it.
Mar. 25, 2019—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman says it may be possible to remove or reduce the influence of politics on the Supreme Court by leveraging the federal court of appeals.
Mar. 14, 2019—The existing federal cap on monetary damages for workplace sexual harassment is far too low to incentivize firms to take stronger measures to prevent the behavior, finds Vanderbilt economist and law professor Joni Hersch.
Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.
Feb. 28, 2019—The Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint project of Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, has released its Legislative Effectiveness Scores for the 115th Congress.
Feb. 13, 2019—Legal immigrants with darker skin are paid up to 25 percent less than those with lighter skin, a wage penalty that widened significantly several years after receiving permanent legal status.
Jan. 29, 2019—Making an accusation about unethical business practices undermines trust in the accused and enhances trust in the accuser, but only if the accusation is made in good faith, according to new research led by Vanderbilt business professor Jessica Kennedy.
Jan. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt law professor Jessica Clarke has developed a legal toolkit for making policies and regulations more inclusive of nonbinary gender identities.