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.
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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.
Two of the driving forces behind the College of Law’s Education Law Practicum were recently honored by the disABILITY Resource Center for their work in the community.
Dakotah Brown is poised for takeoff with Remote Area Medical—a job that will allow him to blend his love of flying with his training in the law. Brown is a first-generation licensed pilot from Tellico Plains, Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science UT in 2012, and he will graduate from the College of Law on Friday.