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MEDIA ADVISORY–U.S. Supreme Court and individual privacy rights topic for next (Lunch) Box talk

Sep. 25, 2003—The moral underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution, including the Supreme Court's role in protecting individual privacy rights, is the topic for the Oct. 8 installment of the "Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series. Vanderbilt Professor of Philosophy David Wood will lead the discussion, titled "The Supreme Court and the Promise of Liberty," with Rebecca Brown, a professor of law and the Allen Chair in Law at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Law School names new head of development and alumni relations

Jul. 3, 2003—Jeffrey A. Ulmer, a 15-year veteran of higher education development, has joined Vanderbilt University Law School as assistant dean for Development and Alumni Relations.

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Indian Fulbright scholars to study at Vanderbilt Law School

Jun. 19, 2003—A new Fulbright program just announced by Vanderbilt University Law School will provide future law teachers from India the opportunity to study various approaches to clinical legal education in the United States.

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Blumstein named University Professor

Jun. 9, 2003—James F. Blumstein, Centennial Professor of Law, has been named University Professor of Law and Medicine.

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Tennessee General Assembly remembers Jonathan Charney

Jun. 9, 2003—Legislation memorializing Jonathan I. Charney, Vanderbilt University Law School professor and one of the world’s preeminent experts on international law, was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bredesen on May 27.

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Why is the government so interested in Martha Stewart anyway?

Jun. 4, 2003—Policing fraud is the only way to keep markets working, says Vanderbilt expert

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MEDIA ADVISORY-Arthur Levitt, former head of the SEC, to speak at Vanderbilt conference

Jun. 4, 2003—Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will deliver the keynote address at the Vanderbilt Directors College on June 9. As the SEC’s longest-serving commissioner, Levitt initiated and contributed to the development of several of the recent changes in corporate governance, focusing his efforts on educating, empowering and protecting America’s investors. He chaired the SEC from 1993 to 2001 and now is a senior adviser to The Carlyle Group in New York.

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Chief justice of world trade court to teach at Vanderbilt Law School

Jun. 2, 2003—James Bacchus, the chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, will join the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Law School as a visiting professor teaching international law beginning next spring.

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Corporate directors to study effects of ‘Reforms of 2002’

May. 21, 2003—Directors of publicly traded companies will gather at Vanderbilt University Law School in June to address the issues directors now face as a result of recent regulatory changes in a climate of investor uncertainty.

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Op-ed – The Coming Tort Reform Juggernaut

May. 19, 2003—Tort reform has come to Washington, D.C. with a vengeance. Congress, with the White House's blessing, has begun to propose a dizzying array of federal laws designed to change the way lawsuits are handled in the 50 states.

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Interviews offer unprecedented look into the world and words of the new white nationalism

Apr. 11, 2003—Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, says it’s time for political and religious leaders in America to wake up to the notion that white nationalism is “seeking to go mainstream’ and to take the threats the movement poses seriously.

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear University of Michigan affirmative action case today

Apr. 1, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities filed an amicus curiae brief in the case being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the admissions policies of University of Michigan and its law school.Click the headline for more information and a .pdf of the brief.

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