College of Law News

Student Tickets Available for Clarence Thomas’ Lecture

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.

UT College of Law Named a Best Value Law School

The College of Law at UT Knoxville continues to be recognized nationally for giving students more “bang” for their tuition bucks. The UT College of Law has been selected as a 2010 Top 20 Best Value Law School by preLaw magazine, run by the National Jurist, a leading news source in the legal industry.

News Sentinel: UT law students seek to help Tenn. inmates

In this Knoxville News Sentinel story, Ben Barton, UT law professor, talks about the the Innocence Clinic, an academic clinical program within the College of Law’s Legal Clinic. Students have just completed their first year of working in the clinical program designed to help free Tennessee inmates who have provable claims of factual innocence.

Lawfully Wedded: UT Law Couple Graduates Together

There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition between husband and wife. Just ask Beth Wilson and Brad Vaughan, married UT Knoxville College of Law students who are graduating together this week.

UT Team Wins Moot Court National Championship

A team from the UT Knoxville College of Law has won the Giles Sutherland Rich moot court national championship in Washington, D.C. Composed of third level law student Josh Lee and second level law student Stephen Adams, the team won by a split decision over American University.

UT Knoxville’s Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program in Nation’s Top 10

UT Knoxville’s nuclear engineering graduate program is now a top 10 program, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2011 graduate rankings. The program was ranked ninth in the country, rising three spots from last year. UT’s law, education and logistics programs also were ranked among the best in the nation.

Lawyer Who Represented Bush in 2000 Election Dispute to Speak

Lawyer Fred Bartlit Jr. had to slip away from his daughter’s wedding reception in 2000 when he was called to represent presidential candidate George W. Bush in the Florida election dispute against opponent Al Gore. It was just one of the many high-profile battles the 77-year-old lawyer has taken on during his 45-plus years as a trial lawyer. Bartlit will speak at noon on April 5 at the UT Knoxville College of Law Room 132.