College of Law

UT Law names Allen first Academic Success Program director

Posted July 26, 2016

The University of Tennessee College of Law has named Renee Allen the first director of its Academic Success Program (ASP), which helps students excel throughout law school and prepare for the bar exam.

“Our students’ academic success is a crucial part of UT Law’s mission,” said Dean Melanie D. Wilson. “As director of the Academic Success Program, Renee will play a critical role in helping students strengthen their legal knowledge and achieve their academic goals.”

UT Law’s ASP aims to provide encouragement, support, and guidance to students throughout the law school curriculum. By hosting workshops that focus on personal, professional, and academic development, the ASP helps students excel both inside and outside the classroom. The program builds students’ confidence in their understanding of the law and enhances the analytical and writing skills necessary for students to perform successfully on exams and in the workplace.

Allen will join UT Law in August. She currently serves as a faculty instructor at the Florida A&M University College of Law, where she has also served as the acting director of the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Program. She holds a law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Mercer University.