News & Events
Students have had the opportunity to pursue judicial externships and gain other forms of hands-on experience while at the University of Tennessee College of Law for years, and in the spring of 2012, attorney Robert R. Hopper introduced at UT…
Corbin Payne has a head for business and a heart for justice. By Robert S. Benchley. Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014.
“Statehood best respects the sacrifices made by Puerto Ricans in the past century and reflects the gradual but significant integration of the island into American society.” By Willie Santana (’14). Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014.
The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic has won its first major case victory in the case of Latickia Tashay Burgins, who was denied pretrial bail by order of the Knox County Criminal Court this past October.
Juan Cristóbal Quevedo, a second-year student at the University of Tennessee College of Law, was one of twelve students nationwide to be awarded the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) Law School Scholarship.
Civil rights scholars at UT Law believe we have made significant, if uneven, progress in the past fifty years. Equality remains a moving target—employment, gender, and immigration issues are the current hot buttons—in large measure because institutional discrimination has deep cultural roots.
Three greats and a grand” is how Judge Andrew Jackson VI (’81) describes his lineage to the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson.
“It is simply illogical to expect municipalities to enforce their own ordinances [prohibiting sexual orientation employment discrimination]… It is the equivalent of a fox guarding a hen house.” By Ben Rose (’00)
For Jeff Groah (Lib. Arts, ’84), a circulation supervisor and classroom technology coordinator, UT and the Knoxville area have been home for much of the past three decades.
“For many years, if you were a person with a severe mobility impairment… your only options to reach a second-floor courtroom were to be carried up the stairs or crawl up the stairs.” By Alex Long, professor of law.