Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch join Vanderbilt law faculty

W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch

W. Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch, law and economics scholars at Harvard Law School, will join the Vanderbilt faculty later this year as the law school launches the first program of its kind—a Ph.D. in law and economics.

By successfully recruiting two of the nation's premier scholars in law and applied economics, Vanderbilt Law School has embarked on the next generation of law and economics education: a combination of professional and academic degrees that will train scholars not only for academic positions, but also for legal practice, policy-making and public interest work.
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Curt Welling delivers 2006 Johnson Lecture

Curt Welling '75

Curt Welling '75

Three years ago, Curt Welling left a career in investment banking to become president and CEO of AmeriCares, a non-profit humanitarian aid organization.

Today, Welling, a 1975 Vanderbilt Law graduate who delivered the school's 2006 Victor S. Johnson Lecture February 7, leads an organization that delivers emergency medical supplies to areas overwhelmed with political refugees, such as Darfur, and supports long-term healthcare initiatives around the world.
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