The UT Knoxville College of Law raised nearly $7,000 for the Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Fund at the 11th annual Blackshear Gala on Saturday, March 5. The scholarship, named for the college’s third African-American graduate, helps recruit and retain outstanding African-American students. The College of Law also honored its first African American graduate, R.B.J. Campbelle Jr., with a posthumous award for his exemplary service to equity and justice.
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John Walker Lindh, a 20-year-old American from California, was captured while fighting for the Taliban in December 2001. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on 10 charges. It became known as the case of the “American Taliban,” and Lindh’s attorney, James J. Brosnahan, will speak at the UT Knoxville College of Law on Tuesday, March 22.
Saul Levmore, a distinguished professor and former dean at the University of Chicago Law School, will visit the UT Knoxville College of Law on Feb. 21-22. Levmore, who is serving as this year’s Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor, will address the legal and campus communities on Monday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.
Faculty Appreciation Week College Kudos: Get to know Associate Professor Karla McKanders and Associate Professor Paula Schaefer from the College of Law.
The UT Knoxville College of Law will host a special event next month to honor students and alumni who are making strides to increase diversity in the program. The 11th annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala will be at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at The Foundry in World’s Fair Park.
Attending law school is a huge financial undertaking. Thanks to a $1 million gift, the UT Knoxville College of Law can now provide more help to students with demonstrated financial need. Tennessee native Carl Colloms, a 1966 UT law graduate, donated the $1 million gift.
Proving that its students are among the best in the country, a UT Knoxville College of Law moot court team placed second in the nation in the 61st annual Moot Court Competition at the New York City Bar Association last week.
In this article, UT law professor Jeffrey Hirsch weighs in on a controversial legal case in Nashville about a Christian legal group that has filed a civil rights complaint against Vanderbilt, alleging that the school’s medical center is requiring applicants to its nurse residency program to promise to participate in abortion procedures.
Thanks to a Nashville law firm, the UT Knoxville College of Law will receive a $100,000 endowment to help law students and advance the principles of equality preached by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis is expected to announce the Diversity Endowed Scholarship on Jan. 13 during its inaugural luncheon to celebrate King’s legacy.
Students at the UT College of Law will soon benefit from a loan repayment assistance program for law students or alumni pursuing legal careers in the public service sector. The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, made a major gift commitment to provide loan forgiveness each year for one or two UT law students or alumni who are about to be employed or are already employed in an area of public interest law.