UT’s graduate programs in printmaking, supply chain management and nuclear engineering have again been ranked among the Top 10 in public and private colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report.
College of Law News
Stanford law professor Deborah L. Rhode, legendary Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer, and Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee are the headline speakers for the College of Law’s 2016 Symposium on Professional Leadership Education.
Karen Britton is leaving the College of Law after more than twenty years of service to the law school and after twenty-five years with UT.
The life and groundbreaking career of a famed civil rights lawyer who argued and won nine cases before the US Supreme Court is the focus of UT’s inaugural lecture series in African-American history. The Fleming-Morrow Distinguished Lecture in African-American History kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, with a look into the life of Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman appointed to the federal bench.
The role of the state in defining and regulating marriage. The right of birth parents to choose adoptive parents for their children. The legal liability parents might face if they choose not to vaccinate their children and their children make others sick. Those are just a few of the headline-making issues Professor Teri Baxter examines in her research and when she’s teaching her family and privacy law seminar. Alex Long, a professor of law at UT since 2007, teaches and writes about torts, professional responsibility, employment law, and disability law. Long has helped the college develop two of its innovative new programs as a member of the Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee—the Master of Laws (LLM) program and the 3+3 program.
Jonathan Rapping, a nationally renowned criminal defense attorney and the founder and president of Gideon’s Promise, will deliver the 2016 Charles H. Miller Lecture in Professional Responsibility at the College of Law.
In the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Benjamin Barton, Helen and Charles Lockett Distinguished Professor of Law and Fulbright Scholar, recently discussed the hypothetical credentials of the next justice with The New York Times Magazine.
The College of Law recently launched a graduate certificate in contractual and legal affairs in engineering and construction, offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering. Students can begin their studies toward the graduate certificate in fall 2016.
Professor Joy Radice discusses how she incorporates her experience with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, as a public defender in Harlem, and as a New York University lawyering professor in her instruction of the UT Law Advocacy Clinic.
As part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, College of Law students will offer free tax preparation help to members of the community.