For more than sixty years, the College of Law’s Legal Clinics have provided law students with opportunities to learn by doing — representing clients and helping resolve legal disputes. Our legal clinic is the oldest continually operating clinical program in the nation. We place the utmost importance on teaching students how to practice law. Our clinics help impart our commitment to public service and our dedication to enriching the community to our students.
The University of Tennessee’s status as a long-time leader in clinical legal education attests to the breadth and excellence of our clinical programs. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked our Clinical Program 17th nationally among the more than 180 clinical programs considered and seventh among public institutions. Our Clinical Program currently ranks No. 1 in the Southeast region.
We offer eight clinics as well as three externship programs, providing a clinic opportunity for every willing student:
- Advocacy Clinic
- Business Law Clinic
- Domestic Violence Clinic
- Environmental Law Clinic
- Immigration Clinic
- Innocence/ Wrongful Convictions Clinic
- Mediation Clinic
- Homer A. Jones, Jr. Wills Clinic