College announces fall series of virtual CLE events

The College of Law will host several virtual events in the next few weeks covering subjects that include jobs in the legal profession, environmental law in Appalachia, digital privacy in the COVID era, and developing trends in business law.

Each event will be presented via Zoom and will offer attendees the opportunity to obtain continuing legal education (CLE) credit.

Contact CLE coordinator Micki Fox at for additional information or to register.  

The events include:

11th Annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL)
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
8:45 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. EDT

This program features a series of workshops and presentations with the goal of exchanging information, sharing skills, and fostering collaboration between attorneys, activists, grassroots organizations, future lawyers, policymakers, students, and scientists. This event offers 6 hours (5 general, 1 DUAL) for $6o. Learn more about the lineup here. 

Legal Market Update
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
1 p.m. EDT

In this hour long session, the University of Tennessee College of Law Career Center team will discuss recent legal market trends in terms of practice areas that are growing, recent hiring data, compensation data (particularly for firms of 1—25 attorneys) and what to expect in the hiring cycles for the next few months. Additionally, the team will discuss the Tennessee Supervised Practice Rule (Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7, Section 10.04) and in what circumstances that rule may be most beneficial.

Presenters are:

– Career Center Assistant Director Joe Christian
– Career Center Employee Relations Manager Christie Laird
– Career Center Director Brad Morgan

This CLE offers 1 hour of general credit for a fee of $10. 

Privacy’s Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post Pandemic Times
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
5-6 p.m. EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has expanded the online world of work at home to record levels. Our most personal and confidential data is being collected from multiple digital devices and stored, disseminated, and sold to governments and commercial organizations, often without our knowledge, consent, or control. We are all now in privacy’s perfect storm, which includes recent efforts by the European Union and in the United States to set new legal boundaries. Professor Stuart N. Brotman will offer a thoughtful guide to achieving better digital privacy protection in these turbulent times. This event offers 1 hour of general CLE credit for $10. 

Business Transactions: Connecting the Threads IV
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
8:25 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In this one-day program, lawyers will hear from business law professors from the Business Law Prof Blog, who are currently teaching at various schools across the United States. UT Law professors and students will lead discussions involving business law experts who will serve as panelists and discuss developing trends in their areas of expertise. The CLE covers current topics in business law and aims to weave together aspects of legal scholarship, law teaching and law practice.

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This CLE is $80 and offers 8 hours of CLE credit, including 1 dual hour.