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TIP SHEET: Energy law expert can comment on FERC Supreme Court case

Oct. 14, 2015—Vanderbilt law professor Jim Rossi is available to speak about the U.S. Supreme Court case questioning the authority of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require large customers to cut back on power usage during peak demand time periods.

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How your brain decides blame and punishment—and how it can be changed

Sep. 16, 2015—New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions.

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Dean Kim, general counsel, North American business units, Bridgestone Americas

Sep. 9, 2015—The J.D./M.B.A. Dean Kim earned at Vanderbilt in 1997 was an excellent preparation for his current position, where he uses both his legal and management expertise. Since June 2014, Kim has managed the legal departments of four different Bridgestone subsidiaries. He had spent the three years before his promotion last June leading the company’s corporate...

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A Foot in Both Camps: J.D./M.D.’s work at the intersection of medicine, public policy and ethics

Sep. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt’s J.D./M.D. program, started in 2001, was designed to allow students to become fully engrossed in each school separately, ensuring the development of two distinct viewpoints during their six years of study. While graduates tend to practice in just one of the professions, their studies allow remarkable insights into today’s complex issues. These three alumni,...

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Advocating justice for both miners and mountains

Aug. 30, 2015—Steve Sanders ’78 loves the hills of eastern Kentucky, where he has spent his entire career advocating for people affected by the coal mining industry.

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Expanded Horizons: Formal dual-degree programs extend beyond the practice of law

Aug. 22, 2015—Vanderbilt’s formal dual-degree programs attract students whose career ambitions and perspectives extend beyond the practice of law.

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Philanthropy allows professional student to lead at Divinity and Law schools

Jul. 29, 2015—To describe James Alexander Jr. as a self-motivated achiever doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of this remarkable young man who is taking part in the dual degree program offered by Vanderbilt Law and Divinity schools.

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Assistant dean for public interest named at Vanderbilt Law School

Jul. 15, 2015—Spring Miller has been named to the newly created position of assistant dean for public interest at Vanderbilt Law School, Dean Chris Guthrie announced.

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TIPSHEET: Focus on Confederate symbols is misguided, says Vanderbilt professor

Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain can comment on the public use of the Confederate flag in light of the Charleston, South Carolina, shootings.

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TIP SHEET: Vanderbilt’s Fitzpatrick can comment on same-sex marriage ruling

Jun. 26, 2015—Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School can comment on the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

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TIPSHEET: Pope Francis’ climate change encyclical problematic for some political conservatives

Jun. 22, 2015—Two Vanderbilt experts can comment on the pope's recent statement about the environment.

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Vanderbilt same-sex marriage Supreme Court Twitter Q&A set for June 22

Jun. 18, 2015—Vanderbilt University will host a live Twitter question-and-answer session about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, June 22, featuring Brian Fitzpatrick, FedEx Research Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School.

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