Cheryn  Picquet

Picquet Cheryn
  • Professor Emeritus

  • B.A, 1969, University of Tennessee
    M.S.L.S., 1974, University of Tennessee


Publications of Cheryn  Picquet

Professor Picquet has served the Law Library and contributed to its progress and development since 1969. She has served as the Acting Director at various times. Throughout her career she has been an active participant in the life and governance of the institution, the community, and the profession. She has been honored with The Carden Award for Outstanding Service to the Institution and the UTK Employee Team Excellence Award for Promoting the Spirit of Teamwork.

Her published scholarly works include seven books (co-authored with colleague Reba Best).Her works also include several articles on Tennessee legal materials.

Professor Picquet continues to develop and nurture a diverse research and publication agenda. Her continuing research projects include plans for additional books:

-- Great Smoky Mountains Regional Collection/Bibliographic Project, Contributor, with University of Tennessee Libraries Faculty.
-- Journals and History of the University of Tennessee Law Library, 1921 – with colleague Loretta Price.
-- Hypnotically Refreshed/Induced Testimony
-- Prayer in the Public Schools, The Symbolic Movement for a Constitutional Amendment
-- The Scopes Trial: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
-- Campaign 2000-2004: Expectations, Symbolism, and the Rule of Law

Professor Picquet's service and governance contributions to the College of Law include her work with the Academic Standards Committee, the Library Advisory Committee, the Dean's Search Committee, the AALS/ABA Self-Study Committee, The Future of the Law School Committee, various promotion, tenure and post-tenure committees, and her service as the College of Law Faculty Representative to UTK Libraries. She has served as mentor to a number of untenured faculty. She serves on a variety of Law Library committees and Chairs both the Faculty Affairs Committee and the Budget Realignment Committee.

She has participated in the governance of the University through her service on the Chancellor's Committee for the Evaluation of Administrators, the Faculty Career Advancement Panel of the UTK Professional Awards Program, the Faculty Senate and its committees, the Commission for Women and its committees, and the Graduate Council and its committees.

Her service to the community has been accomplished through her service on the advisory or governing boards of other institutions and of service organizations including South College, Knoxville (Advisory Board), East Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women (Board Member and Newsletter Editor), Tennessee Lawyers' Association for Women (State Publications Committee), East Tennessee Women's Political Caucus (Member of the Governing Board, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Chair of the Nominations Committee, Vice-President for Legislation, Website Editor, Voter Registration Co-Ordinator, Woman Today Expo Co-Ordinator, Habitat for Humanity House Construction Project Participant), East Tennessee Association for Female Executives (Board Member, Chair of the Nominations Committee, Grants Committee, Newsletter Co-Editor) American Association of University Women, National Women's Political Caucus, and the National Organization for Women.

Additional public service has been accomplished through her work with The American Association of University Professors (Co-Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women, Committee W on the Consensual Relations Between Faculty and Students), the Text and Academic Authors Association (Awards Judge), Tennessee Government Documents Roundtable (State Plan Project), American Association of Law Libraries (Academic Libraries Special Interest Section – Strategic Planning Committee), and the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries (Special Arrangements Committee, Membership Committee).


Biography of Cheryn  Picquet

Books & Chapters:

Co-author with Reba Best, The Insanity Defense:... (First, Second, and Third Editions: 1985, 1994, and 2002) plus biennial supplements; (Harrison Publishing Company and West Publishing Company. In print continuously since 1985).

Co-author with Reba Best, Computer Law and Software Protection:... (McFarland Publishing Company, 1993).

Co-author with Reba Best, Law and Government Publications of the State of Tennessee; (American Association of Law Libraries, 1988).

Co-author with Reba Best, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rape Trauma, Delayed Stress and Related Conditions:... (McFarland Publishing Company, 1986).

Co-author with Reba Best, Computer Crime, Abuse, Liability and Security:... (McFarland Publishing Company, 1985).

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