Law professor recognized as outstanding mentor

University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Joan Heminway has been recognized by the Association of American Law Schools with the Business Associations Outstanding Mentor Award.

According to the nomination materials, Heminway is considered an outstanding mentor and is a standout among the “community of legal scholars.”

Heminway “seems to have dozens of folks that she has mentored in real depth,” her nominator wrote. “Simply put, she is one of our stars, and the standing she has in our community of legal scholars is due in no small part to the time and energy she puts into mentoring others.

“Her ability to push for excellence while communicating that she cares deeply about the success of others is the hallmark of a truly outstanding mentor.”

Heminway joined the UT College of Law faculty in 2000 after nearly 15 years of corporate practice in transactional business law in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She has served as an expert witness and consultant on corporate finance and federal and state securities law matters and is a frequent academic and continuing legal education presenter on business law issues.

Heminway will be honored by the Association of American Law Schools at its annual conference in San Diego, Calif. in January.

The Association of American Law Schools, founded in 1900, is a nonprofit association of 179 law schools that promotes excellence in teaching and scholarship, academic freedom, and diversity, while seeking to improve the legal profession.