College of Law News

Memphis Mayor to Deliver Keynote at UT Law’s Fifteenth Blackshear Gala

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City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton will deliver the keynote address at the fifteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala, which recognizes and celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the UT College of Law through their commitment to diversity.

College of Law Wills Clinic Accepting Clients

Since the fall of 2009, the Homer A. Jones Jr. Wills Clinic at the UT College of Law has been providing estate planning services to East Tennesseans of modest means.

Law Student Awarded Latino Civil Rights Scholarship

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juan-quevedo-headshotJuan Cristóbal Quevedo, a second-year student at the College of Law, was one of twelve students nationwide to be awarded the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Law School Scholarship. Quevedo, the only scholarship recipient from a law school in the Southeast, is an immigrant from Mexico who successfully coordinated his family’s seven-year immigration case.

Melanie D. Wilson Named College of Law Dean

Melanie D. Wilson

Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the new dean of the UT College of Law. Wilson will begin on July 1, 2015.