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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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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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State of the Union address – Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 7, 2016—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 12 for his final State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available.

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Services held for international law scholar Hal Maier

Aug. 26, 2014—International law scholar Harold G. "Hal" Maier has died at 77. He spent his entire academic career at Vanderbilt Law School.

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The Hill: Remembering the chemical atttacks against the Kurds

Mar. 29, 2013—Twenty-five years ago this March, Iraqi forces coordinated a calculated campaign of genocide against the Kurds, an atrocity that should remind the world that it must rally to the aid of those who suffer from brutal regimes, writes Michael Newton, professor of the practice of law.

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No way home: Vijay Padmanabhan helps tread the line between detainees’ safety and human rights

Mar. 29, 2012—Former State Department adviser Vijay Padmanabhan says there is no quick and easy answer when contemplating what to do about detainees.

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Ingrid Wuerth of Vanderbilt Law School named to Clinton advisory committee

Nov. 17, 2011—Ingrid Wuerth, professor of law and director of the International Legal Studies Program at Vanderbilt Law School, has been named to the State Department Advisory Committee on International Law.

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To succeed, Libyan rebel leaders must not repeat mistakes made in Iraq

Aug. 23, 2011—Rebel leaders need to keep in mind what Iraqi leaders did well and not so well after overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s regime, according to Mike Newton, a Vanderbilt University international criminal law expert and adviser to the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

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Due process is human right, new book argues

Jul. 20, 2011—No one in the world should be detained without due process of law, and an international legal body should be created to ensure the right, says Vanderbilt University professor Larry May. May, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt, has traced the right of habeas corpus back to the Magna Carta, and makes...

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