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The Board of Editors was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Angela Holland, a member of the Journal from 2007 to 2008. Our thoughts go out to her friends and family. Please join us in honoring and remembering Angie:[1]

I’m writing with the sad news that Angela “Angie” Holland ‘08 passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012 following an emergency hospitalization on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Angie became the heart and soul of every group she joined, and her family, friends and colleagues are devastated by this unexpected loss.

Angie was an associate at Reed Smith in Washington, D.C., where she practiced in the firm’s global regulatory enforcement group, focusing her practice on education law, labor and employment, and commercial litigation.

She excelled in law school, where she served on the staff of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, receiving the journal’s Outstanding Editor Award. Her dedication to public service and community involvement was recognized with numerous awards, including the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award; the Junius L. Allison Legal Aid Award; the Damali K. Booker Award, which honors graduates for their commitment to public and community service; and Scholastic Excellence Awards in Domestic Violence Law and Taxation of Nonprofits. She was the senior articles editor of the Southern Region BLSA Law Journal, and director of the Vanderbilt Legal Aid Society’s Street Law program, where she founded a classroom program for students at Pearl-Cohn High School. She also served as the Academic Excellence Committee Co-chair of the Black Law Students Association.

At Reed Smith, her education law practice includes the representation of school boards, public school districts, and private schools in disputes regarding personnel issues, licensing, special education matters relating to eligibility, placement, and Individualized Education Programs, due process hearings, claims arising out of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and investigations with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Jim Irving, Class Agent, Vanderbilt Law School, Class of 2008


 

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The Publication Committee of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is pleased to announce the second-year student notes selected for publication in the 2012-13 journals. Please join us in congratulating the second-year authors:

  • Margaret Artz, A Chink in the Armor: How a Uniform Approach to Proportionality Analysis Can End the Use of Human Shields
  • Molly Chen, Reconsidering the U.S. Patent System: Lessons from Generics
  • Josh Downer, Towards a Declaratory School of Recognition of Governments
  • Ryan Fateh, Is Seasteading the High Seas a Legal Possibility? Filling the Gaps in International Sovereignty Law
  • Scott Friedman, First Amendment & “Foreign-Controlled” U.S. Corporations: Why Congress Ought to Affirm Domestic Subsidiaries’ Corporate Political Speech Rights
  • Peako Jenkins, Liberalizing the Law in the Land of the Lord: Limits to the Americanization of Israeli Religious Jurisprudence
  • Chelsae Johansen, Solving “The Gravest Natural Resource Shortage You’ve Never Heard Of:” Applying Transnational New Governance to the Phosphate Industry
  • Alex Rinn, Rethinking Nuclear Disarmament Advocacy: How the Disarmament Advocate Can Harness Behavioral Economics and Negotiation Theory to Overcome Significant Impediments to Nuclear Zero
  • Zach Roth, International Student Athletes and NCAA Amateurism: Setting an Equitable Standard for Eligibility After Proposal 2009-22
  • Wyatt Sassman, The Grass is Always Greener: Keystone XL, Transboundary Harms, and Guidelines for Cooperative Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Carla Tabag, The Point of Immigration Point Systems: Assessing the Concerns and Benefits, and Designing a Successful System
  • Shen Zhang, The Continuing Myth of Koehler: To Redefine the Courts’ Role Through the Doctrine of International Comity or Through a Clear-Cut Rule?

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A very special congratulations to Margaret Artz, a second-year student, who has been selected for Journal membership through the “note-on” competition.

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is pleased to announce the selection of the neweditorial board for 2012–2013.

 

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Ten second-year members have had their notes selected for publication during the 2011-12 school year.  Additionally, Steven Rushing, also a second-year student, has been selected for Journal membership through the “note-on” process.  The selected notes’ authors and their tentative titles are as follow:

  • John Ablan: Signal and Affirm: How the United Nations Should Articulate the Right to Remedial Secession
  • Evan Brewer: To Be a People Free from Tyranny and Oppression: Proposing a Model for a Remedial Right to Secession in the Wake of the Kosovo Advisory Opinion
  • Hedda Leikvang: Piercing the Veil of Secrecy: Combating the Harmful Effects of Tax Havens
  • Sarah Marberg: To Self-Disclose or Not Self-Disclose: That is the Question Troubling the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Defense Bar
  • Ben McKelvey: Due Process Rights and the Targeted Killing of Suspected Terrorists
  • Davis Mello: Life After Morrison – Extraterritoriality and RICO
  • Beth Roper: Secular Crosses and the Neutrality of Secularism
  • Steven Rushing: Plugging the Leak in § 1498: Forcing the United States to Notify Patent Owners of Government Use
  • Samara Spence: Three Cognitive Shifts: A New System of International Climate Change Mitigation Agreements Based on the WTO Model
  • Spencer Thomas: A Complementarity Conundrum: International Criminal Enforcement in the Mexican Drug War
  • Sam Young: Combating the Urbanization of the Poor – Explaining the Importance of an Open, Competitive and Transparent Regulatory Regime in Subnational Bond Markets

 

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2011-2012 Executive Board Members.

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law was cited in a discussion of the difficulty of translating Egyptian Pres. Mubarak’s resignation speech and the potential for misinterpretation.  The Linton Weeks piece can be found on NPR’s website.

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2010-2011 Executive Board Members

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2009-2010 Editorial Board Members

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2009-2010 Executive Board Members

 

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2009-2010 Editorial Board Members

 

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2008-2009 Executive Board Members

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2007-2008 Awards Presented

Becky Carson Executive Article Editor wins Swope Antitrust Writing Award

Thomas C. Banks Award - Kimyatta McClary

Selected and awarded by the Jessup Moot Court competition team to the member who has made the greatest contribution to the team’s overall success during the prior year. This award was established in memory of Thomas Cloney Banks (J.D. 1983).

Thomas C. Banks Award – Logan Murphy

Selected and awarded by the Jessup Moot Court competition team to the member who has made the greatest contribution to the team’s overall success during the prior year. This award was established in memory of Thomas Cloney Banks (J.D. 1983).

G. Scott Briggs Transnational Legal Studies Award – Becky Carson

Awarded each year to the third year student who has exhibited a high degree of scholastic achievement in transnational legal studies and who has made the most significant contribution to the development of international legal inquiry while a student of Vanderbilt Law School. This award was endowed by Mr. Briggs (J.D. 1969) in memory of his parents.

G. Scott Briggs Transnational Legal Studies Award – Russell Fraker

Awarded each year to the third year student who has exhibited a high degree of scholastic achievement in transnational legal studies and who has made the most significant contribution to the development of international legal inquiry while a student of Vanderbilt Law School. This award was endowed by Mr. Briggs (J.D. 1969) in memory of his parents.

Masamichi Yamamto Second Year Editor Award — Stan Hill

Awarded to the second year staff member who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Lawduring the school year.

Grace Wilson Sims Prize for Student Writing in Transnational Law — Lisa Edwards

Awarded to the student submitting the best student note in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law during the school year.

Grace Wilson Sims Medal in Transnational Law — Becky Carson

Awarded to the Editorial Board member, other than the Editor-in-Chief, who has done the most outstanding work on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Lawduring the school year.

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law Third Year Editor Award – Chad Pehrson

Awarded to the third-year member of the Journal selected as having done the most outstanding work on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law during the academic year.

Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law Third Year Editor Award – Angela Holland

Awarded to the third-year member of the Journal selected as having done the most outstanding work on the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law during the academic year.

 


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

We are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 VJTL New Members

Coming up:

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law hosted a symposium called “The Role of Non-State Actors in International Law” at Vanderbilt University Law School in February 2013.

The October issue of the Journal will showcase articles by distinguished symposium guests including:

  • Mr. Ian Smillie, “Blood Diamonds and Non-State Actors”
  • Professor Jean d’Aspremont, “Cognitive Conflicts and the Making of International Law from Empirical Concord to Conceptual Discord in Legal Scholarship”
  • Professor Peter J. Spiro, “Constraining Global Corporate Power: A Very Short Introduction”
  • Professor Suzanne Katzenstein
  • Professor Peter Margulies
  • Professor Harlan G. Cohen

 

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