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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2019 Founder’s Medalists

May. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University recognized exceptional graduating students from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 10, during this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

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Article co-authored by Randall Thomas selected as one of the Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles for 2018

May. 3, 2019—Thomas examines a power struggle between corporate boards of directors and activist shareholders that played out in courts throughout the nation, and its impact on Delaware courts’ accepted role of establishing and maintaining the legal precedents that undergird American corporate governance law.

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Law School, VUMC team up on DHHS grant to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care

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.

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Vanderbilt history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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.

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New residential faculty to join Warren College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2019—New residential faculty appointments have been announced for Warren College and East House, effective fall 2019.

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When ‘sorry’ makes things worse

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.

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How to cross-examine a machine in court

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.

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Depoliticizing the Supreme Court may mean radically overhauling it: Law professor

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.

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Current sexual harassment penalties are too low: Study

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.

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Endowed chair holder celebration honors eight faculty members

Feb. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt’s newest endowed chair holders were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members, donors, colleagues and friends during a Feb. 25 ceremony.

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Prejudice against darker skin continues to depress wages for legal immigrants: Study

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.

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Creating space within law for nonbinary genders

Jan. 29, 2019—Vanderbilt law professor Jessica Clarke has developed a legal toolkit for making policies and regulations more inclusive of nonbinary gender identities.

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