Feb. 24, 2021—Kimberly M. Welch, assistant professor of history and of law, will deliver the next lecture in Vanderbilt Law School’s Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination. The online event will be Thursday, March 4, beginning at noon CT.
Feb. 15, 2021—Daniel J. Sharfstein, Dick and Martha Lansden Professor of Law and co-director of the George Barrett Social Justice Program, will deliver the next lecture in Vanderbilt Law School’s Dean's Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination. The online event will be Thursday, Feb. 25, beginning at noon CT.
Feb. 3, 2021—The Vanderbilt Law School Moot Court Board invites all members of the VU community to watch the 2020-21 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition championship round via Zoom. This is a rare opportunity to see Vanderbilt Law School students in action, arguing a mock case before real U.S. Court of Appeals judges. The event is Friday, Feb. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. CT.
Feb. 1, 2021—Vanderbilt School of Law Assistant Clinical Professor Gautam Hans addresses how social media platforms curate content for their users.
Jan. 14, 2021—A series of virtual events for the Vanderbilt community will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18. Beginning this year, MLK Day is a paid staff holiday, aligning with VU’s efforts to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion.
Jan. 12, 2021—Samar Ali, JD’06, BS’03, has joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University as a research professor in political science and law. Her appointment was announced by John Geer, the Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Chris Guthrie, dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law.
Dec. 6, 2020—Robert Covington, a professor of law, emeritus, who taught at Vanderbilt Law School for 46 years, died at his home on Nov. 29. He was 84.
Oct. 24, 2020—New Professor of Law Brian Broughman studies the legal and financial dynamics of startup firms, from their inception through their acquisition or initial public offering.
Oct. 7, 2020—Law professors Brian Fitzpatrick, Suzanna Sherry and Ganesh Sitaraman and political science professor Sharece Thrower discuss the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process and the impact of Amy Coney Barrett's appointment to the court.
Sep. 21, 2020—The George Barrett Social Justice Program, the Public Interest Office and Law Students for Social Justice will host a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, on Tennessee's recently passed anti-protest legislation.
Sep. 21, 2020—Law Students for Social Justice will discuss the history of housing discrimination in Nashville and how COVID-19 has impacted the affordable housing market during an online event from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Aug. 23, 2020—Professor of Law Yesha Yadav has been appointed associate dean for diversity, equity and community at Vanderbilt Law School. In her new role, she will serve as a liaison to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office of Inclusive Excellence.