• Equality

    Equality: 50 years of the Civil Rights Act

    How far we’ve come—and how far we still have to go. (Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014.)

  • Immigration Clinic travels to New Mexico

    Immigration Clinic helps families in New Mexico

    Professor Karla McKanders led students of the UT Law Immigration Clinic on a fall break trip to Artesia, New Mexico, to help immigrant women and children legally obtain US citizenship. (Produced by 2L Patrick Morrison.)

    Video: Immigration Clinic helps families in New Mexico

  • Melanie D. Wilson

    Melanie D. Wilson named next UT Law Dean

    Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, will be the next dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law. Wilson will begin

  • Don't touch that dial

    Don’t touch that dial

    Cable and Internet companies: Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. And if Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable is approved, most Americans will have a single choice for their telecomm services. Professor Maurice Stucke argues the merger will

  • Sophie Jesty, Regina Lambert, and Val Tanco


    UT Law alumna Regina Lambert (’01) is representing two UT veterinary medicine professors—who happen to be her close friends—in their case for legalized same-sex marriage in Tennessee. (From Tennessee Law, fall 2014)

  • Rachel Dix

    “I will be great one day because of Tennessee Law.”

    Students Jeremy Tomes and Rachel Dix join Dean Doug Blaze to discuss the value of the legal education offered by UT Law and how the college is enhanced by the support of our alumni and friends. When you give to the

    Video: “I will be great one day because of Tennessee Law.”

  • Welcome home.


    The University of Tennessee College of Law calls Knoxville its home. And oh, what a great home it is. Knoxville boasts live music, cultural attractions, a low cost of living, and quick drives to the Great Smoky Mountains, Nashville, Atlanta, and more.

News & Events

UT Law students learn from, work with attorneys general

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

Champion for the disabled

Corbin Payne has a head for business and a heart for justice. By Robert S. Benchley. Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014. The 3L majored in accounting as an undergraduate and plans to establish a practice providing legal services to young

Deliberation: Incorporating the lonely star

“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. When the United States

Appellate Litigation Clinic wins first major victory

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.

UT Law student among twelve awarded Latino civil rights scholarship

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. Quevedo, the only scholarship recipient

Equality: 50 years of the Civil Rights Act

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.

A presidential legacy

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.

Essay: Starting at the ENDA

“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)

Life in the ‘Vortex’

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.

Essay: Accommodation as professionalism

“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.