Alex Trebek and Jay Johnson
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek and UT Law alumnus Jay Johnson

UT Law alumnus to compete on ‘Jeopardy!’ this Thursday

The answer is: This University of Tennessee College of Law alumnus and practicing attorney will compete this Thanksgiving on Jeopardy!, the ever-popular TV quiz show hosted by Alex Trebek and watched by 25 million viewers each week.

“Who is Jay Johnson?”

Correct! Johnson, a 1999 graduate of UT Law, will answer trivia—always in the form of a question—during his appearance on the Thursday, November 24, broadcast of the show. He will face off against a digital fashion editor from New York and the yet-to-be-revealed champion of Wednesday’s broadcast.

“Competing on Jeopardy! is a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush of amazement and excitement for a trivia fan like me,” Johnson said.

Johnson practices law through Johnson Law Firm, which he founded in 2013 in Henderson, Tennessee. He represents a variety of individuals and businesses in civil litigation matters and is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator. Before earning his law degree at UT, Johnson earned bachelor’s degrees in English and political science at the University of Memphis.

To tune in to Jeopardy! on Thursday and cheer on Johnson, check your local listings for the time and channel.