Clinical Programs

20130405_PMR_UTLAW-009 copyFor 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.

Our clinical programs allow students to represent actual clients in a variety of judicial proceedings and transactional contexts under the supervision of a faculty member.  In addition, the programs provide a valuable resource to the local and state community, providing representation to Tennessee residents who are unable to afford a lawyer.

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:


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