College of Law


At the University of Tennessee College of Law, our extensive and diverse variety of on-site and online continuing legal education (CLE) programs aim to equip lawyers with the skills and knowledge needed to practice in today’s ever-changing legal market.

On-Campus/Local CLE Programs

2017 Attorney Ethics Update and Quiz
Friday, Nov. 17, 2-3 p.m.

Professors Paula Schaefer and Alex Long will present their popular “2017 Attorney Ethics Update,” an interactive CLE where participants will consider professional conduct dilemmas based on real cases and recent news stories. The audience will identify which professional conduct rules may have been violated by the attorney’s conduct and vote on the best answer.

Professors Long and Schaefer frequently write and teach lawyers and law students about attorney ethics. Both are regular contributors to an ethics column “Schooled in Ethics” for the Knoxville Bar Association’s monthly journal.

This program is free and offers 1 hour of dual CLE credit, but you are required to register.

Veterans Legal Clinic
Wednesday, Nov. 29
, 3-4 p.m.

The College of Law will host a 1-hour CLE program to introduce attorneys to a monthly veterans legal advice clinic held in Knoxville in cooperation with several legal organizations. This CLE features J. Spencer Fair, a UT College of Law graduate and attorney at London Amburn. He is a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and Kentucky Bar Associations and administers the Knoxville Veterans Legal Clinic. Those attending this CLE will learn how to assist and refer veterans, current service members, and military families. This event will also prepare attorneys to volunteer for the monthly clinic.

This program is $10 and offers 1 hour of dual CLE credit.

To register for our CLE events, send your BPR number and contact information, including e-mail, to Micki Fox:  Be sure to include the name of the CLE program for which you are registering.

Online CLE Programs

Business Transactions: Connecting the Threads

This Business Transactions CLE program, originally offered in the College of Law in Fall 2017, consists of eight lectures, each one requiring satisfactory completion of a test for credit to be awarded.

Crowdfunding: The Basics and Beyond

This program is available in three online video lectures, each carrying a test. All three of the programs have one (1) hour general credit.

IRS Rewards for Whistleblowers

Professor Michelle Kwon discusses opportunities and traps from the perspective of taxpayers seeking to blow the whistle as well as those seeking to prevent whistleblower claims. One hour general CLE credit available for those who watch the video, successfully complete the test and pay the fee.

Metamorphosis: How Technology is Reshaping Entertainment

This program from Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law and the University of Tennessee Sports and Entertainment Society focuses on entertainment law, branding, character protection, and related subjects. Three (3) hours of CLE credit available.

A Multidisciplinary Event: Behavior and Business Law

This program is available in four online video lectures, each carrying a test. Two of the programs have one (1) hour general credit. One program has 1.75 hours credit and the other 1.25 hours credit.

Letters of Credit

Online course available here. 1 hour of general CLE credit.

Judicial Review: Marbury v. Madison

The University of Tennessee College hosted a day-long symposium Feb. 21, 2003 entitled “Marbury v. Madison: 200 Years of Judicial Review in America.” Three hours of general CLE credit is available through video re-broadcast.

If you have questions about any of these programs or CLE credit, please contact Micki Fox at 865 974-8601 or