College awards first Hardwick-Woods fellowship

Third-year law student Sloane Lynch has been named the University of Tennessee College of Law’s first Hardwick-Woods Fellowship recipient.

As the fellowship recipient, Lynch will work closely with the Institute for Professional Leadership as a teaching assistant for the Institute’s curricular offerings.

The recipient also offers research and communication support for the Institute and executes projects on behalf of the College and the Institute. Lynch will be developing a survey of former students to help assess the long-term impact of the curriculum.

Doug Blaze, director of the Institute for Professional Leadership, said Lynch is incredibly deserving of the fellowship and that the contributions she’s made thus far have been invaluable.

“Sloane’s creativity and hard work have been instrumental in making our new first-year lawyering and professionalism course a success,” he said. “She’s an exceptional student and fellow.”

Prior to attending the UT College of Law, Lynch earned a 4.0 GPA in her undergraduate English studies at Southern Illinois University. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2015.

Lynch has worked at the UT College of Law as a research assistant and a circulation desk assistant, editing manuscripts and organizing research for faculty publications. She has also served as a teaching assistant.

The Hardwick-Woods Fellowship will be awarded annually and is made possible by a gift from Laura S. and  Christopher M. Woods.