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Gail and David Williams honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

May. 29, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.

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Six new endowed chairs from Medicine, A&S, Owen and Law School honored

May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s six newest endowed chairs were honored by colleagues, university leaders, family members and donors at a ceremony on April 30 in the Student Life Center.

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Experts to discuss Nashville’s affordable housing crisis at Vanderbilt Law School March 28-29

Mar. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt Law School is hosting two events focusing on the impact of Nashville’s rapid growth on the availability of affordable housing on March 28 and March 29. Both are free and open to the public.

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‘The Future of Legal Education’ Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2019—David Lat, editor at large and founding editor of "Above the Law," will explore the forces shaping the future of law and legal education, including the influence of technology, during a special lunch hour talk and moderated discussion on Feb. 26.

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Guthrie reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 25, 2019—Chris Guthrie, the John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law, has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean of the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Dalton family commits $12.75 million to support Law and Business Program at Vanderbilt Law School

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.

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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.

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New faculty: Gautam Hans

Nov. 7, 2018—Gautam Hans is assistant clinical professor of law.

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Carpenter named director, to boost Public Policy Studies

Oct. 25, 2018—Kitt Carpenter, recently named director of the College of Arts and Science's Public Policy Studies, is working to boost the program's appeal to an even wider set of Vanderbilt students.

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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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