College of Law Professor selected as Bellow Scholar

Professor Eric Franklin Amarante has been named a Bellow Scholar for 2019-2020 by the American Association of Law Schools.

Amarante is one of only seven law professors nationwide who will serve the next two years as a Bellow Scholar. His selection was announced earlier this month during the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in New Orleans.

Through the Bellow Scholar Program, clinical law professors are recognized and supported in their innovative research designed to improve the quality of justice in communities, enhance the delivery of legal services, and promote economic and social justice.

Amarante’s selection was based on his project proposal related to Unregulated Charity. He plans to study the organizational documents of streamlined application filers, and expand the National Taxpayer Advocate study by reviewing the organizational documents of all streamlined application filers in Tennessee.

Amarante’s project will become the focus of information sharing, discussion, and critique at the annual American Association of Law Schools Clinical Conference and at annual workshops organized by the Bellow Scholar Committee. 

The Bellow Scholar Program was established in honor Professor Gary Bellow, a pioneering founder of modern clinical legal education.