A renowned journalist and an opera singer known as the voice of Sleeping Beauty will receive honorary degrees in May. The Board of Trustees today approved the degrees for Tennessee natives John Seigenthaler and Mary Costa. Seigenthaler will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree and speak at the College of Law commencement on May 10. Costa will speak and receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane and Musical Letters at the College of Arts and Science commencement on May 10.
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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.
The University of Tennessee College of Law has welcomed its most diverse class in the college’s history. Of the 160 students enrolled for the Class of 2014, 46 of them, or 29 percent, are students of color. Class members range in age from 21 to 65. Approximately 42 percent of the class is female and 58 percent is male, tracking the national applicant pool that is predominantly male this year. The Class of 2014, one of the college’s largest, was selected from nearly 1,300 applicants.
The College of Law at UT Knoxville is one of the nation’s best law schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2010 edition of its book, “The Best 172 Law Schools.”
A legal education at UT Knoxville has long been an excellent value, and the College of Law continues to be recognized nationally for giving students an excellent “bang” for their tuition dollars. National Jurist Magazine has ranked the UT College of Law as the nation’s 14th Best Value Law School.