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.
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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.
The Fourth Circuit Court for Knox County will hold Order of Protection Day, an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law. The hearings will be held from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in rooms 132, 135 and 136 on the first floor of the law building.
Distinguished Alumni Lecturer Thomas Lauria, who represented a group of stockholders during the restructuring of automobile manufacturer Chrysler, will lecture at the UT College of Law at noon Friday, Oct. 22. Room 132 of the College of Law building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The College of Law at UT Knoxville has jumped three places in a national ranking which recognizes law schools that give students more “bang” for their tuition bucks. The UT College of Law is ranked 11th in the 2010 Top 20 Best Value Law Schools list by preLaw magazine, run by the National Jurist, a leading news source in the legal industry.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will visit UT Knoxville this week to lecture and take in Saturday’s UT-Florida game. His lecture will take place at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building. The lecture is a ticketed event for the UT law community and is not open to the public. Those attending are asked to pay attention to the special security measures.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will visit UT Knoxville next week to lecture to the College of Law community and take in Saturday’s UT-Florida game. The lecture, to take place at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 in Cox Auditorium, is being opened up to a limited number of students outside of the law program.