College of Law News

University Hosting Events to Mark Black History Month

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.

Law Graduate Writes Column About Refugee Crisis

Alumnus William Carey Bateman III (’15) has been working in Budapest, Hungary, over the past few weeks, witnessing firsthand the refugee crisis in Europe. He recently described his experiences in a guest column for The Commercial Appeal.

Unique Faculty Group Tackling Water Resource Challenges

The Watershed Faculty Consortium is hosting its fourth symposium on water availability on Tuesday, September 15. This year’s event will focus on policy and its impact on environmental laws and water needs.

Wolitz Discusses Kim Davis Case with WATE

David Wolitz, associate professor of law, spoke to WATE on September 4 about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ rights under the First Amendment to deny same-sex marriage licenses out of her Rowan County office. Davis was recently jailed after a judge found her in contempt of court and ruled that she could not disobey the law by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.