• Glenn Reynolds

    Irrepressible Contrarian

    Glenn Reynolds is a big thinker with a big audience, thanks to his highly influential political blog Instapundit. His first appearance in the blogosphere occurred in August 2001 when Reynolds, the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, was teaching a

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    Long named UT Law associate dean for academic affairs

    Alex Long, professor of law, has been named the College of Law’s new associate dean for academic affairs. Long began his duties January 1. His predecessor is Carol Parker, the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law, who had served

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    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.)

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    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

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    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

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.

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.

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.

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.