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Hundreds convene for ‘MLK to BLM: 50 Years of Struggle’ symposium

Sep. 27, 2018—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on campus last week to listen, learn and be inspired during “Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 years of Struggle.”

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Barrett Lecture: ‘Challenging Family Separation in the Courts’ Oct. 5

Sep. 27, 2018—Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project and director of the project’s Access to the Courts Program, will give Vanderbilt Law School's 2018-19 George Barrett Lecture on Friday, Oct. 5.

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Age, race and gender split in political parties could lead to voter discrimination

Sep. 14, 2018—A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity between the nation’s largest generation—millennials—and baby boomers is exacerbating voter discrimination, according to a Vanderbilt Law School expert.

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Vanderbilt University launches Bass Military Scholars Program

Sep. 12, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at Vanderbilt University in law, management, education, medicine and nursing.

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David Williams stepping down as vice chancellor, athletics director

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.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium

Sep. 9, 2018—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.

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McKanders leads Immigration Practice Clinic helping refugees

Sep. 6, 2018—Clinical Professor of Law Karla McKanders is directing the first Immigration Practice Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Why Federal Reserve should offer bank accounts to everyone

Jun. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt Professor of Law and former Treasury adviser Morgan Ricks argues that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to open an account at the Federal Reserve.

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Sitaraman named Carnegie Fellow to support research into democracy

Apr. 25, 2018—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow—the university’s third in four years—and awarded $200,000 to support his research. Thirty-one fellows were named nationally.

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Initiative stresses importance of advance directives

Apr. 12, 2018—While many might prefer to not think about dying, healthcare professionals throughout the United States are encouraging patients and their families to do just that during a national awareness campaign April 16-22 that promotes the importance of completing an advance directive for healthcare.

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‘Democracy Under Attack: Race, Rights and Resistance’ April 5

Apr. 4, 2018—Please join the George Barrett Social Justice Program in welcoming Kristen Clarke for the 2018 George Barrett Social Justice Lecture “Democracy Under Attack: Race, Rights and Resistance” at noon Thursday, April 5, at Vanderbilt Law School's Flynn Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt graduate schools among the nation’s best

Mar. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools remain among the nation’s best, according to the latest "U.S. News & World Report" rankings.

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