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Program Spotlight

Hot Topics in Real Estate 2020: The Real Estate Law Section in conjunction with the Tennessee Land Title Association will host their annual Hot Topics in Real Estate program on November 13. This year's 6 hour program will be a live virtual event. Hot topics include: 

  • Case Law Updates
  • Legislation Updates
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Tennessee Association Realtors Commercial Real Estate
  • Force Majeure
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Matters/Unauthorized Practice of the Law 

Join us today! 

Recent Cases in Copyright and Entertainment Law: This program will focus on cases decided this year that arise in the context of (1) the Copyright Act and (2) the field of entertainment. Issues to be discussed include an analysis of applicable statutes of limitations, who owns the law, whether tattoos on basketball players depicted in video games are protected by copyright, whether a state can be liable for copyright infringement and whether cartoon characters are protected by copyright. The cases that will be discussed include cases decided by the Supreme Court of the United States, federal circuit courts of appeal and district courts.

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Faculty Spotlight: Sheree Wright

Sheree C. Wright is a Senior Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Ms. Wright received both her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude , and her law degree from Vanderbilt University, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Her practice focuses on all areas of employment law, including advice on matters involving faculty, postdocs, research fellows, and staff, as well as legal ethics, student issues and special projects. Ms. Wright has produced and spoken at numerous seminars on various topics, such as legal ethics and employment law, for the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Her peers selected her as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. She has received the Nashville Bar Association CLE Excellence Award. In addition, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and was a part of the team selected to argue on behalf of the TBA for the adoption of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct. She was President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Bar Association in 2006, and has served as Chair for the Continuing Legal Education Committee and Chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee for that organization. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Lawyer's Association for Women, is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association, and was selected to receive a Fellowship from the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law. She is a Nashville Bar Foundation Trustee, a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Ms. Wright is also an Emeritus member of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court.