The University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, enjoys a rich tradition of providing sound legal education and boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country. Founded in 1890, the college prepares tomorrow’s lawyers through clinical and skills training, innovative classroom teaching, legal writing, and professional values. UT Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.
Vision & Mission
Theory. Practice. Justice.
Our mission is:
- To prepare students for the practice of law by integrating theory and practice across the curriculum, with emphasis on clinical and skills training, innovative classroom teaching, legal writing, and professional values.
- To produce high-quality scholarship that examines, explains, critiques, and improves the law and the legal system; and
- To serve the university, the profession, and the public by developing and sharing our talents and expertise.
- Increase our emphasis on teaching through the integration of theory and doctrine with clinical and skills training.
- Increase the quality, quantity, and influence of our scholarship.
- Foster an educational environment that promotes public service and instills a robust sense of professional values.
- Strengthen our commitment to creating a broadly diverse, inclusive, supportive, and intellectually engaged community.
- Provide advice and support to our students and alumni in their professional development.
- Provide the informational resources and technology to support our teaching, scholarship, and service missions.
- Secure the resources necessary to achieve our goals.
Learn more in our strategic plan (PDF).