Stephen Bright, one of the best known and well-respected human rights advocates in the country, will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to talk about how poverty and race affect the criminal justice system.
Newly sworn-in Chief Justice Cornelia (Connie) Clark of the Tennessee Supreme Court will speak to members of the law school community about her career, noon Thursday, Sept. 2, in UT College of Law room 132.
KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee College of Law has welcomed one of its largest classes in years, with 169 students enrolling. The class of 2013 was selected from more than 1,500 applicants. Karen R. Britton, director of admissions, financial aid and career services for the College of Law, said the large class is consistent
For some students, graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is truly a family affair. Among this year’s graduates are three sets of sisters — two sets, identical twins — who will receive their diplomas this week.
The 10th annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Banquet, sponsored by the College of Law and the Black Law Students’ Association at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be held on April 17.
The UT College of Law has added a Wills Clinic to its clinical offerings. Law students will prepare wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and other estate planning documents free of charge for nonexempt UT employees under the supervision of adjunct professor Barbara Johnson, an experienced estate planner.
Doug Blaze, dean of the UT Knoxville College of Law, is part of the new statewide Access to Justice Commission created by the Tennessee Supreme Court to help address the state’s growing crisis in civil legal needs. About one in five Tennesseans is living at or just above the federal poverty level and is therefore unable to afford even basic legal help with the myriad of civil legal problems they encounter. The commission’s job is to develop strategies and solutions to help meet this need.