City of Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton will deliver the keynote address at the fifteenth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala, which recognizes and celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the UT College of Law through their commitment to diversity.
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Since the fall of 2009, the Homer A. Jones Jr. Wills Clinic at the UT College of Law has been providing estate planning services to East Tennesseans of modest means.
juan-quevedo-headshotJuan Cristóbal Quevedo, a second-year student at the College of Law, was one of twelve students nationwide to be awarded the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Law School Scholarship. Quevedo, the only scholarship recipient from a law school in the Southeast, is an immigrant from Mexico who successfully coordinated his family’s seven-year immigration case.
Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the new dean of the UT College of Law. Wilson will begin on July 1, 2015.
Law students and Associate Professor of Law Karla McKanders have been interviewed by Reuters, WBIR-TV, and the Knoxville News Sentinel about President Obama’s immigration plan. “If the past is any indication, it’s going to be a significant increase in people asking for legal assistance,” McKanders, who runs the immigration law clinic at the College of
The College of Law launched a new institute this month to help students and recent graduates prepare for leadership roles in their careers.
Lawrence Cunningham, a best-selling author of books about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will visit the UT College of Law on Monday, November 3, to discuss his new book, Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values. Joining Cunningham will be UT Law alumnus Jim Clayton, the founder and former CEO of Clayton Homes Inc., which Berkshire Hathaway acquired in 2003.
John A. Lovett, a candidate for dean of the College of Law, will lead a public forum from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, in College of Law Classroom 132. Lovett is the De Van D. Daggett Jr. Distinguished Professor and the associate dean for faculty development and faculty academic affairs at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. Once all candidates have completed their visits, archived video of the presentations will be posted on the Office of the Provost’s website.
The College of Law will host a talk by H. E. Božo Cerar, Slovenian ambassador to the United States, at noon on Monday, October 20.
UT’s College of Law is one of the nation’s outstanding law schools, according to the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s list of The Best 169 Law Schools.