MLK Week

UT Law to honor Martin Luther King legacy with week of events

The UT Law community will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the legacy of the day’s namesake through a week of events that focus on service, dialogue, and community-building.

The college’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week will be January 16–22, 2016. The college’s Committee on Community and Inclusion, Office of the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and UT Pro Bono are sponsoring the events.

Unless otherwise noted, participation in all events is open only to UT Law students, faculty, and staff.

Saturday, January 16

UT Day of Service

Join the UT Center for Leadership and Service for UT’s MLK Day of Service. For more information, e-mail

Register now!

(There is no charge to participate, but if a registrant doesn’t attend, the center will assess a $15 transportation fee.)

Monday, January 18

MLK March

10:00 a.m. (line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Join UT Law faculty, staff, students, and alumni for Knoxville’s annual MLK March and Celebration. The march begins at Tabernacle Baptist Church (2137 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue) and ends at the Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church (3800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue), where the Memorial Tribute Service will occur.

UT Law alumni are invited to participate!

Tuesday, January 19

“I Have a Dream” Forum

Room 132

A reading of King’s historic “I have a dream” speech, followed by a community discussion on civil rights

Lunch provided

Wednesday, January 20

MLK Luncheon (canceled due to inclement weather)



Enjoy a small group lunch in a professor’s office and discuss civil rights, King’s legacy, and our law school community

Lunch provided (Chipotle)

RSVP by Thursday, January 14

Students: RSVP on Symplicity
Faculty: RSVP to Rob Blitt,
Staff: RSVP online

Include vegetarian preference or any dietary restrictions when you RSVP.

Faculty office assignments will be sent by e-mail on Tuesday, January 19.

Friday, January 22

Pro Bono Hour of Service (canceled due to inclement weather)

Room 241

Join faculty, students, and alumni in doing pro bono work while enjoying snacks and networking. Attendees will work in teams to answer the legal questions of low-income Tennesseans through Online Tennessee Justice.

RSVP by Tuesday, January 19, to Brad Morgan

UT Law alumni are invited to participate!

Questions? Contact Wendy Bach, chair of the Committee on Community and Inclusion.