College of Law News

UT College of Law to Host Twelfth Annual Blackshear Gala

Later this month, the College of Law will honor students and alumni who are making strides to increase diversity within the program. The twelfth annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Downtown Holiday Inn. The college has hosted the event annually since 2001 in honor of one of its first African American graduates, Julian Blackshear Jr.

UT College of Law to Host Entertainment Law Conference

While consumer-friendly technologies have given artists a greater venue for their work, they’ve also made it more difficult for artists to safeguard their work and be fairly compensated for it. These issues are among those that will be addressed at “Metamorphosis: How Technology is Reshaping Entertainment,” an entertainment law conference to be held on Saturday, March 31, at the College of Law.

Two UT College of Law Alumni to Speak about ‘Inside Washington’

Two College of Law alumni with broad experience inside the Beltway will visit campus on Wednesday, March 14, to share their experiences. Chuck Fleischmann and Jo-Marie St. Martin will speak on “Inside Washington” at noon in Room 132 of the College of Law. The event is free and open to the public.

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to Speak at UT

Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. attorney general, will speak at UT on Wednesday, February 22. Gonzales now works with the firm of Waller Lansden Dorch & Davis in Nashville, where he assists clients in governmental investigation and relations. The event is free and open to the public.

UT’s Brittany Thomas is State Bar’s Law Student Volunteer of the Year

Third-year law student Brittany Thomas is busy planning for spring break. But she won’t be hitting the beach. Rather, she’ll be overseeing projects around the state to help women immigrants renew their visas and help soldiers write their wills. For years of efforts like these, Thomas has been named Law Student Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association.

James Haslam II to Speak at UT College of Law Sword and Scales Event

James Haslam II—former UT football star, founder of Pilot Corp., philanthropist and father of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam—will be the featured speaker on Thursday, January 19, at the Sword and Scales event at the College of Law. Sword and Scales is a social outreach and networking organization for UT law students.

Law Faculty’s Papers Top Downloads

For the second straight month, UT’s College of Law tops all US law schools in the number of new downloads per paper posted to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) in the last twelve months. SSRN is a website that promotes scholarship in economics, finance, accounting, management, and law. It contains more than 300,000 documents.

‘Lions of the Bar’ Lawyer Bernie Nussbaum to Speak at UT College of Law

From Watergate to the Twin Towers, attorney Bernie Nussbaum has been involved in many headline-making cases during his long career. Nussbaum will visit UT Knoxville for the annual Wyc and Lyn Orr Lecture, which will take place at noon on Friday, November 18, in room 132 of the College of Law. The event is free and open to the public.

National Jurist Ranks UT College of Law among 20 Best Value Schools

UT Knoxville’s College of Law is one of the nation’s Best Value Law Schools, according to “National Jurist” magazine. The magazine annually ranks schools by weighing bar passage rates and job placement figures with tuition and average indebtedness upon graduation. The UT College of Law is ranked fourteenth on the 2011 list.