At the University of Tennessee College of Law, our extensive and diverse variety of on-site and online continuing legal education (CLE) programs aim to equip lawyers with the skills and knowledge needed to practice in today’s ever-changing legal market.
On-Campus/Local CLE Programs
Judges and lawyers think differently from other members of the public. This is certainly a good thing, since legal reasoning demands specialized habits of mind. However, precisely because the reasoning of judges and lawyers is distinctive, these legal professionals may sometimes fail to anticipate how ordinary members of the public will react to evidence, a mental blindspot that could affect the application of various rules that turn on what “reasonable” non-lawyers perceive. Drawing on empirical studies of judges, lawyers, and members of the public, this symposium will address the issue in order to help lawyers and judges understand and relate to differing perceptions. 5 CLE credits, includes 2.5 DUAL credits. $25 registration. March 30, 2017.
In this interactive CLE, participants will consider professional conduct rules as they relate to the issue of discrimination in the practice of law and within the legal profession. The audience will identify which professional conduct rules may apply in a given situation and vote on the best answer with clickers. We will then look at the results, discuss the possible answers, and consider how these issues should be addressed in practice. The second half of the CLE will focus specifically on legal, ethics, and professionalism issues related to lawyers, clients, and litigants with disabilities. 2 DUAL CLE credits. $10 registration. April 21, 2017.
Online CLE Programs
This program is available in three online video lectures, each carrying a test. All three of the programs have one (1) hour general credit.
Professor Michelle Kwon discusses opportunities and traps from the perspective of taxpayers seeking to blow the whistle as well as those seeking to prevent whistleblower claims. One hour General CLE credit available for those who watch the video, successfully complete the test and pay the fee.
This program from Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law and the University of Tennessee Sports and Entertainment Society focuses on entertainment law, branding, character protection, and related subjects. Three (3) hours of CLE credit available.
This program is available in four online video lectures, each carrying a test. Two of the programs have one (1) hour general credit. One program has 1.75 hours credit and the other 1.25 hours credit.
Letters of Credit
Online course available here. 1 hour of General CLE credit.
The University of Tennessee College hosted a day-long symposium Feb. 21, 2003 entitled “Marbury v. Madison: 200 Years of Judicial Review in America.” Three hours of general CLE credit is available through video re-broadcast.
If you have questions about any of these programs or CLE credit, please contact Micki Fox at 865 974-8601 or MFox2@utk.edu.