Christy Smith ('17), Stephen Johnson, and Chelsea Moore ('16) from UT Law's Innocence and Wrongful Conviction Clinic

Third-year student Christy Smith argues before Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Third-year student Christy Smith (’17) stood before a three-judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals on February 23 and argued the case of Cornwell v. State as a student attorney from UT Law’s Innocence and Wrongful Conviction Clinic.

Smith was accompanied by Chelsea Moore (’16), who as a third-year law student presented the case in the Knox County Criminal Court, and their adjunct professor, Stephen JohnsonThe panel of three judges included presiding Judge James Curwood Witt, Jr., Judge D. Kelly Thomas, and Judge Robert H. Montgomery, Jr. all of whom are College of Law graduates. Judge Witt, who presided over the argument, complimented Smith for her outstanding appellate argument.