A Passion for Justice: Sharon G. Lee

September 27, 2023 4:33 pm
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee retired in 2023 after serving on the state’s highest court for 15 years. In her wake, she leaves a celebrated legacy of fair decision-making and a desire to ensure justice for every citizen. Childhood in the Courtroom Growing up in Madisonville, Tennessee, Sharon G.

Strong Relationships, Strong Leadership: Judge Camille R. McMullen

September 27, 2023 4:22 pm
Judge Camille R. McMullen (UT Law, ’96) believes relationship building is key to a successful judicial system. “You have to be able to genuinely understand and build trust with the people who are serving with you in the same capacity, who also have a role in developing the law,” McMullen explains. “It really does matter.

Honor, Courage, and Commitment: Judge Hector Sanchez

September 27, 2023 4:08 pm
Judge Hector Sanchez (UT Law, ’14) turned his own challenging personal experiences into a commitment to serving others. In 2022, Governor Bill Lee appointed Sanchez to fill a vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District Criminal Court. “I consider that my biggest professional success,” Sanchez says.

Student Profile: Max Williams, From the Stage to the Courtroom

September 27, 2023 3:58 pm
Max Williams once dreamed of a theatrical career. Now a second-year UT Law student, he hopes to bring about positive change in the world by taking on a different role. Williams earned his undergraduate degree in theater, with minors in dance and music.