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Legal Clinic 70th Anniversary

Those donating to white supremacist groups get IRS tax breaks

UT Law Professor Eric Amarante is sourced in with this Business Insider story: “People who donate to white supremacist groups can get a tax break because the IRS considers many of them ‘educational.'” Amarante suggests the problem lies in an “unnecessarily broad definition of ‘educational.'” Read more

We have reason to celebrate

For 70 years, the University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic has helped law students develop lawyering skills while advancing the cause of justice by serving thousands of indigent clients unable to afford legal representation. Join us as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary with a series of events taking place throughout the fall semester. Read more

New York Times offers praise for UT Law Professor’s book

UT Law Professor Benjamin Barton’s book “Rebooting Justice: More Technology, Fewer Lawyers and The Future of Law” has earned high praise in a New York Times book review. In the book Barton co-authored with Stephanos Bibas, the two argue that the legal system is too complex and legal advice is too expensive. The answer, they […] Read more

Katz, Joel

UT Law grad Joel Katz: Billboard’s Lawyer of The Year

Katz, JoelJoel Katz, a UT Law alumnus (’69) for whom the Joel A. Katz Law Library is named, has been recognized by Billboard Magazine as Lawyer of the Year. In its story about the honor, Billboard says “Katz is the go-to attorney for many top label executives, including Republic Records chairman/CEO Monte Lipman and president/COO Avery […] Read more

UT Law weighs in on Donald Trump Jr. emails

In a moment when all eyes are on the continuing story of Donald Trump, Jr.’s emails and possible collusion with Russian officials to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election, UT International Law Professor Robert Blitt has provided insight about American and Russian relations. Read more

Chattanooga defense attorney praises her UT Law roots

A story recently published in Chattanooga’s Harrison County Herald, commends University of Tennessee College of Law graduate Stevie Phillips for her work in the courtroom and for going the extra mile to defend her clients. Phillips is praised specifically for efforts in a pay disparity case involving Chattanooga Police, Read more

Law dean selected for Leadership Tennessee

University of Tennessee College of Law Dean Melanie Wilson has earned a place among five Knoxville residents to participate in the 2017-18 class of Leadership Tennessee. The program provides networking opportunities for leaders of business, nonprofit, education and government entities throughout the state. Read more

Brad Morgan named Career Center director

Brad Morgan has been selected to lead the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center in the University of Tennessee College of Law following an internal search, Dean Melanie D. Wilson announced today. Morgan has served as the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center interim director since May 2016. Read more

Supreme Court opinion cites work of UT Professor Judy Cornett

Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has cited Professors Judy Cornett and Michael Hoffmeier’s article Good-Bye Significant Contacts: General Personal Jurisdiction after Daimler AG v. Bauman, 76 Ohio St. L. J. 101 (2015) in Sotomayor’s opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell. Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

UT Law conferred 97 degrees to the class of 2017 during the college’s annual commencement hooding ceremony on Saturday, May 13. We wish all of our graduates the very best and offer them our sincerest congratulations.   [View the story “Congratulations, 2017 graduates!” on Storify]   Read more

Glenn Reynolds

Glenn Reynolds among Top 5 most downloaded legal scholars

Glenn ReynoldsConstitutional Law professor Glenn Reynolds is among the top five for legal research downloads in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)—an impressive level of influence from a network comprised of more than 610,000 full-text documents available from more than 300,000 authors. Read more

UT Law kicks off Title IX conference honoring Pat Summitt

UT Law kicked off its two-day “Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy” conference yesterday, spotlighting Title IX issues in athletics and education, campus sexual assault, media coverage of Title IX issues, LGBTQ students, and much more. The conference honors UT Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt. Read more