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.
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.
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. 23, 2019—A new $12.75 million gift to Vanderbilt Law School from alumnus and former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Mark Dalton and his family will provide support for the law school's Law and Business Program, which prepares students to enter legal practice with a solid understanding of business law, corporate management, accounting and finance.
Jan. 17, 2019—Too often, courts will exclude or minimize evidence of explicit bias when considering discrimination claims out of an overabundance of caution, but that approach only further entrenches the inequality that gave rise to the claim in the first place, finds law professor Jessica Clarke.
Dec. 19, 2018—Carbon labeling may be an effective way to not only help consumers to choose foods with smaller carbon footprints, but also incentivize companies to make environmentally positive changes to their supply chains.
Dec. 7, 2018—Research by Tim Meyer suggests that selective enforcement of trade rules in unexpected ways has penalized renewable industries while propping up those that rely on exhaustible natural resources.
Dec. 3, 2018—Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law and director of the Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a professional association of lawyers and scholars who practice and study environmental law.
Sep. 11, 2018—Williams will return to teaching after a distinguished 27-year career in higher education administration and will establish a new Sports, Law & Society Program at Vanderbilt Law School.