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Activities

The LDR Program regularly brings to Vanderbilt judges, distinguished scholars and leading practitioners to expose students to contemporary discourse on issues in litigation and dispute resolution to provide opportunities to explore a wide range of legal career options.


Upcoming and Recent Events

A conversation between Chief Judge Brian Miller and Nancy KingBranstetter Judicial Speaker Series: "Building a Meaningful Life in the Law," a conversation between Chief Judge Brian Miller '95, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Professor Nancy King
September 7, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association and Law Students for Veterans Affairs

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitU.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, oral argument
September 13, 2017
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Seating is limited and will be by lottery. Attendees have to arrive by 11:50 and cannot depart until oral argument is complete. Please note that courtroom rules apply so no food or drink may be consumed during oral argument, all cellphones and laptops must be off and away, and attendees should not chat or otherwise distract from advocates and judges. Boxed lunches will be available to attendees as they depart Flynn.

Textualism After Scalia posterBranstetter Judicial Speaker Series: "Textualism After Antonin Scalia: A Tribute to the Late Great Justice," a talk by Judge William Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
September 22, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Federalist Society

Judge Oetken poster imageBranstetter Judicial Speaker Series: "Reflections on Judges and Judging," a conversation with Judge Paul Oetken, U.D. District Court for the Southern District of New York
September 25, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by OUTLaw and the Mock Trial Board

Branstetter Judicial Speaker Series: Judge Sheila Calloway, Metro Nashville Juvenile Court, "Restorative Justice and Forgiveness in the Criminal Justice System"
January 18, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by Law Students for Social Justice and Women Law Students' Association

Moot Court Judges
February 2, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium

Judging in the Spotlight, A Conversation with Judge Christopher Cooper, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
February 13, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law Review

"Habeas Corpus in Wartime," a conversation between Professor Amanda Tyler and Judge Amul Thapar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
March 22, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program, the Criminal Law Association and the International Law Society


On the Air

Excited "Utterance Podcast The new podcast, Excited Utterance , hosted by Professor Edward Cheng, features weekly guests to discuss new and forthcoming scholarship on evidence and proof.

Faculty Workshops

Faculty Workshop with Professor Sharece Thrower , Vanderbilt University
September 17, 2017
Faculty Workshop with Professor Amanda Tyler , Berkeley Law
March 23, 2018

Annual New Voices Workshop

Alex Nunn '16 at the 2015 New Voices Workshop
Held annually, the Branstetter New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop brings together junior scholars, senior scholars, and Vanderbilt faculty in the areas of civil justice.