College of Law News

Secretary of Navy to Address UT College of Law Graduates Friday

Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus, the 75th US Secretary of the Navy, will address graduates at the College of Law’s spring hooding ceremony on Friday, May 11, at Thompson Boling Arena. The ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. Approximately 150 graduates will receive law degrees. As secretary, Mabus leads the Navy and Marine Corps. He oversees almost 900,000 people and an annual budget in excess of $150 billion.

UT Printmaking Class Wants You to ‘Know Your Rights’

The latest project of the printmaking studio is popping up on campus and may soon spread into the city to help people learn about their rights. The intermediate print workshop class, under guidance of Chancellor’s Professor Beauvais Lyons, recently finished a project based on the American Civil Liberties Union’s “Know Your Rights” campaign.

New UT College of Law Course Focuses on Attorneys General

The College of Law is giving students a closer look at the work of states’ attorneys general through a pilot program that combines classroom instruction with a summer externship experience. The college will provide a sneak peek of the program at noon on Tuesday, March 27, at the College of Law with speakers Bob Cooper and Jim Hood, attorneys general in Tennessee and Mississippi, respectively.

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.