UT Legal Clinic Observes 50th Anniversary (200)

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– The University of Tennessee Legal Clinic, the nation’s longest continually operating teaching law office, observes its 50th anniversary Oct. 17-18.

 Third-year law students, supervised by the law college’s faculty, represent real clients in civil and criminal cases.

 Charles H. Miller, law professor, founded the clinic in 1947 and served as its director until 1975.

 The UT clinic will observe its anniversary with a dinner Oct. 17 and a series of presentations Oct. 18 on clinical education for the legal profession.

 Stephen B. Bright, executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will be the keynote speaker for the dinner.

 The colloquium is scheduled from 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Oct. 18 in the College of Law building. Clinton Lyons, executive director of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, will be the luncheon speaker.

Colloquium topics will include: “Lessons from the Past: The History of Clinical Education,” “Teaching Professionalism: The Role of Clinical Education,” “Clinical Pedagogy, Legal Education, and the Profession,” and “Lawyering Theory: Legal Education and the Profession.”

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 Contact: R.G. Smithson (423-974-0687)

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