College of Law News

73-year-old Graduate, ‘Bored with Retirement,’ Embarks on Law Career

Tom Winston is not your typical UT grad. The 73-year-old has been the associate dean of the medical school and the director of the hospital and clinics at the University of California–Davis, and he’s served as CEO of several health care organizations. “I decided to go to law school because I was bored with retirement,” he said.

College of Law to Host In the Eye of the Beholder Symposium March 30

The UT College of Law’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution will host this year’s Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy symposium. The event, titled In the Eye of the Beholder, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Room 132 of the College of Law building.

Federal Public Defender to Speak at UT Law Blackshear Gala February 17

Assistant Federal Public Defender Dumaka Shabazz, an alumnus of the College of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the 17th annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala on Friday, February 17. The gala begins with a reception at 6 p.m. The dinner and formal program begin at 7 p.m.

Campus Events Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The university is closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several events honoring the achievements of the late civil rights leader will be happening around campus.