College of Law News

On June Twenty-Sixth: A Historic Decision

“I’m a little bit superstitious sometimes,” said Val Tanco. “When I have hunches of something big, it usually ends up being right.” On a hunch, Tanco and her wife, Sophy Jesty, kept their daughter Emilia out of day care the morning of June 26 and asked their friend and attorney Regina Lambert to meet them at the College of Veterinary Medicine, where they are both assistant professors.

Law Professor: Legal Profession’s Challenges Bring Benefits

Today’s legal profession faces a number of challenges, including a smaller job market and fewer law school applicants. But College of Law Professor Benjamin Barton argues that these struggles may transform the practice of law and benefit American consumers.

Law Professor Calls ‘Watchman’ a ‘Novel to Celebrate’

Distinguished Professor of Law Judy Cornett combines her legal expertise with a passion for literature. She was interviewed by the News Sentinel about this week’s release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and the character of Atticus Finch.

Heminway Shares Insight with Vice, Tribune-Review

Joan MacLeod Heminway, W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law, spoke with Vice on the new Tennessee law that allows people to break into parked cars to save animals believed to be in danger from heatstroke. Heminway also spoke to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about issues of disclosure in a land deal by Mylan NV.

Supreme Court Rulings Put Experts in Spotlight

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling granting marriage rights to same-sex couples put two College of Law professors in the spotlight. Professor Wendy Bach spoke with WUOT, WATE and the News Sentinel. Michael Higdon was interviewed by WBIR and the Commercial Appeal. Richard Pacelle, Supreme Court expert and political science professor, also was interviewed by the News Sentinel.