The Homer A. Jones Jr. Wills Clinic in the College of Law provides estate planning services to East Tennesseans of modest means, including UT nonexempt staff. Under supervision, students prepare wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents free of charge for clients who meet certain financial and other guidelines.
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Four UT professors are spanning the globe as Fulbright Scholars this year. The Fulbright Program is a prestigious international exchange initiative that awards about 1,100 grants to American scholars each year.
Italian law professor Andrea Pin will discuss the relationship between religion and international law during his visit to the College of Law on Monday, September 8. Pin is a senior lecturer at the University of Padua’s Department of Public, International, and European Law, where he teaches constitutional law, comparative public law, and Islamic law.
What do you get when you combine a classroom, courtroom, and theater stage? Associate Professor Joy Radice’s criminal law class. Radice is using a new approach to teach criminal law.
Potential law school applicants in East Tennessee are invited to attend a Law School Admission Workshop and Recruitment Fair on Wednesday, September 3, at the UT College of Law. The workshop is free and no preregistration is necessary.
Students of the College of Law will soon be able to practice trademark law before the US Department of Commerce’s US Patent and Trademark Office. UT is one of only forty-seven law schools chosen to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.
UT’s College of Law is one of the nation’s fifty-four best value law schools, according to The National Jurist magazine. The magazine looks at a number of academic and financial variables, including the law school’s tuition, student debt accumulation, employment success, bar passage rate, and cost of living. Employment is given the greatest weight, 35 percent, because of recent woes in hiring.
Doug Blaze is beginning his final year as dean of the College of Law. He has decided to return to teaching full time. The search for a new dean is underway. The goal is to fill the position by July 2015. Bob Rider, dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, is chairing the search.
Law Professors Jerry Black and Carl Pierce retired this summer and, in their honor, an award was established to recognize a third-year law student who is active in pro bono and public interest work and intent on pursuing a career in the field. The 2014 award was presented to recent graduate Brooke Boyd.
Gary Wade, chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, has established a scholarship to support students at the UT College of Law who are interested in a career in public service. The Justice Gary R. Wade Endowed Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at or admitted to the College of Law who are Tennessee residents with financial need and express a strong interest in public service.