“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.
College of Law News
In an article on Bloomberg View, Benjamin Barton, professor of law, says that things in the legal field aren’t so bad. Yes, lawyers are in trouble, but brighter days lie ahead as the industry corrects itself toward more stability.
Karla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, spoke to WBIR on August 21 about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan, which includes ending birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrants. Trump uses the controversial term “anchor babies” to describe these children.
The College of Law recently named Katrice W. Jones Morgan its first director of diversity and inclusion. The new position is part of Dean Melanie D. Wilson’s initiative to enrich and promote greater diversity in the college.
Potential law school applicants in East Tennessee are invited to attend a law school admissions workshop and recruitment fair on Wednesday, September 9, at UT’s College of Law.
Maurice Stucke, professor of law, twice spoke to Fortune magazine recently about possible technology mergers and a Supreme Court business licensing ruling.
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.
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.
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.
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.