Professor reappointed to work with state committee

Professor Valorie Vojdik has been appointed to serve a second four-year term on the Tennessee Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

In her position working with other Tennessee officials and leaders, Vojdik will conduct reviews and produce reports and recommendations concerning state and local civil rights issues, centering on justice, voting, discrimination, housing and education. 

During Vojdik’s last term, the committee assessed and reported on Legal Financial Obligations in the Tennessee Criminal Justice System and The Civil Rights Implications of Tennessee’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws and Practices.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has established advisory committees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report. 

Vojdik joined the University of Tennessee College of Law faculty in 2011 as professor of law, and she served as director of clinical programs from 2011-2015. She currently teaches civil procedure, civil rights, gender and the law, children and the law, and she has also taught in the advocacy and appellate clinics.

Vojdik’s appointment on the committee extends through May 2024.