College of Law News

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.

UT Law College to Hold Minority Student Workshop

“Thinking about Law School?” is the theme of a workshop for prospective law students to be held Feb. 24 at the College of Law at UT Knoxville. The free event, to be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., is for college graduates, currently enrolled college or community college students, high school students and advisers at these schools.

Roundtable Discussion to Conclude UT Programs on Water Issues

To conclude more than a week’s worth of programs on national and regional water issues, a roundtable discussion will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss the future of water policy in the region. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave. It is free and open to the public.