College of Law

UT Law grad named TBA Volunteer of the Year

Posted December 22, 2016

University of Tennessee College of Law graduate Kirsten Jacobson was recently recognized by the Tennessee Bar Association as this year’s Law Student Volunteer of the Year.

Jacobson logged more than 900 hours of pro bono work during her time at UT Law and received a prestigious Equal Justice Works fellowship.

UT Law professor Doug Blaze, who nominated Jacobson, said  her “work ethic, dedication, and impact far exceed all other students involved in UT Pro Bono over the past 20-plus years that I have been involved in the program.”

During Jacobson’s tenure as student director of UT Pro Bono, the number of law students participating in the program increased to more than 40 percent, Blaze said. Jacobson’s post-graduate fellowship is allowing her to work with the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services to expand access to justice across the state through technology.

Read more in the TBA’s original press release.