Two students selected as Hardwick-Woods Fellows

Third-year law students Allen Heaston and Sallie Papajohn have been named the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Hardwick-Woods Fellowship recipients for 2019-2020.

Heaston and Papajohn will work closely with the Institute for Professional Leadership as teaching assistants for the Institute’s curricular offerings, and they will also offer research and communication support. 

Doug Blaze, director of the Institute for Professional Leadership, said both recipients are incredibly deserving. 

Papajohn has served as a teaching assistant for the College of Law’s Lawyering and Professionalism class, studied in Bejing, China as part of the Chinese Summer Law program, and has worked as a law clerk at Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg, and Waldrop.

Heaston participated in the Institute’s Leading as Lawyers partnership with Australia’s Queensland University. He has worked as an intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s equal opportunity compliance department. He’s also interned with the Metro-Nashville Board of Education providing technology support for an in-house system that served more than 100,000 students and employees.

“Both of these students have demonstrated exemplary work both in and out of the classroom,” Blaze said. “We are incredible fortunate to have been able to award fellowships to both of them on behalf of our incredibly generous donors.”

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