College of Law News

Going the Extra Mile: College of Law Spotlights Baxter, Long

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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.

New Graduate Certificate Program Combines Contract Law, Engineering

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.

University Hosting Events to Mark Black History Month

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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.