College of Law News

Supreme Court Rulings Put Experts in Spotlight

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling granting marriage rights to same-sex couples put two College of Law professors in the spotlight. Professor Wendy Bach spoke with WUOT, WATE and the News Sentinel. Michael Higdon was interviewed by WBIR and the Commercial Appeal. Richard Pacelle, Supreme Court expert and political science professor, also was interviewed by the News Sentinel.

Law Student Is Preparing for Takeoff with RAM

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Dakotah Brown is poised for takeoff with Remote Area Medical—a job that will allow him to blend his love of flying with his training in the law. Brown is a first-generation licensed pilot from Tellico Plains, Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science UT in 2012, and he will graduate from the College of Law on Friday.

Rivkin Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

College of Law Professor Dean Rivkin spoke before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, April 22, about whether states have been allowed to take juvenile-justice grant money while violating laws against jailing kids for minor infractions.

Wall Street Journal Notes College of Law’s Gains

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The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog describes UT’s College of Law as a ‘big mover’ with its jump in rankings from U.S. News and World Report. UT jumped 20 spots, moving from 72nd to 52nd, in a tie with University of Richmond.