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.
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The College of Law is one of the top ten law schools nationwide graduating students with the least debt, according to U.S. News and World Report.
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.
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.
Tricia Dennis, a College of Law graduate, talks about her thirty-year career as a personal injury attorney and the challenges of maintaining a solo practice, along with how she’s dealt with sexist attorneys in a podcast from the I Am the Law blog of US News and World Report.
The Homer A. Jones Jr. Wills Clinic at the College of Law will accept members of the university’s non-exempt staff as clients, as time permits and provided that the staff members meet all guidelines.
“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.
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.