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U.S. role in International Criminal Court the subject of lecture at Vanderbilt University Law School

Mar. 17, 2003—Ambassador David J. Scheffer, senior vice president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), will discuss the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United States’ position on the ICC at Vanderbilt University Law School on Thursday, March 27.

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Op-ed: The Dangers of Preemption *

Mar. 16, 2003—To justify military action without Security Council approval, the president invoked the doctrine of "pre-emptive" self-defense. In doing so, he dismissed a centuries-old principle of international law and opened the door to a world of unknown dangers and grave moral challenges. Allison Marsten Danner, Vanderbilt University professor of law, collaborated with George Fisher, Stanford University professor of law, to write the following op-ed.

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World Watch: War & Terrorism Experts

Mar. 12, 2003—(Sound Available) Vanderbilt professors offer comments on possible warClick the link above for tipsheet.

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Vanderbilt, four other universities file amicus brief in Michigan case

Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities have filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in their efforts to defend the principles of affirmative action in college admissions.

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WTO Ambassador to discuss intellectual property at Vanderbilt Law School

Feb. 10, 2003—Rita D. Hayes, deputy director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, will discuss the role of that international organization on current intellectual property issues at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 12 in Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Vanderbilt University Law School’s Syverud named president of law deans association

Jan. 15, 2003—Kent D. Syverud, dean and Garner Anthony Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt University Law School, was installed as president of the American Law Deans Association (ALDA) at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month.

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Class action reform the subject of debate at Vanderbilt

Jan. 15, 2003—Two of the leading thinkers in class action litigation will meet at Vanderbilt University Law School on Jan. 22 to debate controversial pending legislation that would reform the way class action lawsuits are tried.

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Racist’s threats to have federal judge murdered “typical” of how he operates, says Vanderbilt expert

Jan. 9, 2003—Matthew Hale, arrested and charged yesterday in Chicago with soliciting the murder of federal judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow, is a dangerous man leading a radical, well-established group, according to Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt Law School professor recognized by Association of American Law Schools

Jan. 7, 2003—Robert Belton, professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, was awarded the Clyde Ferguson Award by the Minority Groups Section of the Association of American Law Schools at its annual meeting this month in Washington D.C.

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Vanderbilt Law School announces two new faculty members

Jan. 2, 2003—Vanderbilt University Law School has announced a new clinical faculty member to lead its domestic violence clinical training program and a new assistant dean for library and information technology.

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Rising punitive damages and need for reform the subject of panel discussion at Vanderbilt Law School

Oct. 31, 2002— The $28 billion in punitive damages awarded to a smoker by a California jury earlier this month will be among the controversial and escalating awards addressed in a panel discussion on “Punitive Damages: Present and Future” at the Vanderbilt University Law School on Nov. 6.

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American race relations the subject of debate at Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2002— Activists on two sides of the racial divide will come together at Vanderbilt University Law School on Nov. 5 to debate the future of American race relations.

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