Vanderbilt Lawyer - Volume 35, Number 2

A Memorable Year

Dean Edward Rubin

In less than a year, Dean Edward L. Rubin has accomplished something he believes would have taken years at another institution. Working closely with Chancellor Gordon Gee and Provost Nick Zeppos, Rubin has laid the groundwork for the law school to launch a new doctoral program in law and economics in 2007. The program will be anchored by two world-class scholars, economists Kip Viscusi and Joni Hersch, who are moving to Vanderbilt from Harvard Law School this summer.
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Following Suit

Gerard Stranch, James G. Stranch, and Dewey Branstetter of Nashville-based Branstetter Stranch & Jennings, who filed Lankford v. Dow Chemical.

Gerard Stranch, James G. Stranch, and Dewey Branstetter of Nashville-based Branstetter Stranch & Jennings, who filed Lankford v. Dow Chemical.

Sports enthusiasts purchasing neoprene ski socks, wet suits or hip waders may not have detected the impact of an alleged price-fixing scheme on the price of their purchase. But, between 1999 and 2003, anyone who bought an item containing neoprene—a form of synthetic rubber—may have paid a premium.

That's because the three companies that produced neoprene conspired to fix the price, according to Gerard Stranch, '03, of Nashville-based Branstetter Stranch & Jennings.
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