Champion for the disabled

December 1, 2014 2:05 pm
By Robert S. Benchley. Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014. Corbin Payne has a head for business and a heart for justice. The 3L majored in accounting as an undergraduate and plans to establish a practice providing legal services to young entrepreneurs.

A presidential legacy

December 1, 2014 2:04 pm
A one-on-one Q&A with Judge Andrew Jackson VI (’81) By Luis Ruuska. Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014. “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.

Life in the ‘Vortex’

December 1, 2014 2:02 pm
A one-on-one Q&A with UT Law staff member, Jeff Groah By Luis Ruuska. Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014. 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: Incorporating the lonely star

December 1, 2014 1:49 pm
“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.

Essay: Starting at the ENDA

December 1, 2014 1:47 pm
“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 M. Rose (’00). Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014.

Essay: Accommodation as professionalism

December 1, 2014 1:43 pm
By Alex Long, Professor of Law. Originally published in Tennessee Law, fall 2014. “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.

Don’t touch that dial

December 1, 2014 1:28 pm
Cable and Internet companies: Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. And if Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable is approved, most Americans will have a single choice for their telecomm services. Professor Maurice Stucke argues the merger will damage market competition and net neutrality—and he has joined the fight against it.


December 1, 2014 1:23 pm
It’s a “meet-cute” moment straight out of a romantic comedy. “This might seem cheesy, but it was meant to be,” says Val Tanco of the serendipitous moment she met Sophy Jesty. “I literally just ran into her in an elevator.

Equality: 50 years of the Civil Rights Act

December 1, 2014 1:00 pm
How far we’ve come—and how far we still have to go. “We must not approach the observance and enforcement of this law in a vengeful spirit. Its purpose is not to punish. Its purpose is not to divide, but to end divisions—divisions which have lasted all too long. Its purpose is national, not regional.