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.
College of Law News
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.
Bruce McMullen, partner in the Memphis office of Baker Donelson, will deliver the keynote address at the sixteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala.
February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the achievements of black Americans and their role in US history. UT is celebrating the month with a slate of events across departments. The Clarence Brown Theatre is staging A Lesson Before Dying in conjunction with Knox County Public Library’s The Big Read, and other campus offices are hosting events related to the production.
Undergraduate students can now earn both a bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years, one year less than what is normally required. UT 3+3 is a new accelerated degree program offered by the College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences.
The UT College of Law is now accepting applications for its first advanced law degree, the Master of Laws (LLM) in United States business law.