Law Firm Endows Two Scholarships for UT Law Students

KNOXVILLE — The law firm of Kramer Rayson LLP has endowed two scholarships for students attending the University of Tennessee College of Law.

The Kramer Rayson LLP African American Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to a black law student. Providing the scholarship helps the law firm meet its goal of promoting diversity at the UT College of Law.
The second award, the Kramer Rayson LLP Scholarship, is for a Tennessee resident with financial need.

“The College of Law is honored, grateful and proud of this very significant gift which will be used to recruit great students,” said UT Law Dean Tom Galligan. “Kramer Rayson LLP has made a significant commitment to the College’s present and its future excellence.”

Kramer Rayson LLP has offices in Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Since its inception in 1948, the firm has provided legal services for businesses and business owners in Tennessee.

Kramer Rayson has long had a close relationship with the UT’s College of Law, said managing partner Edward G. Phillips, a 1978 graduate.

More than one third of the firm’s 32 attorneys are graduates of the UT College of Law. The firm’s senior partner, E.H. Rayson, taught business law at the college for a number of years, and another partner, Donelson M. Leake, is a former member of the UT Board of Trustees.

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Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu
R.G. Smithson, (865) 974-0687, Smithson@libra.law.utk