CLE Training

Alumni and Donors

College of Law alumni are partners in our ongoing efforts to provide quality legal education.

Alumni and Donors

College of Law alumni are partners in our ongoing efforts to provide quality legal education.

Get involved through our CLE events

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.

We offer a variety of programs geared toward lawyers’ interests that combine current topics with faculty scholarship and research.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs, contact our CLE coordinator Micki Fox.

To register for any of our CLE events, send your BPR number and contact information, including e-mail, to MFox2@utk.edu. Please include the name of the CLE program for which you are registering.

Students may attend for free but must register in advance.

On-Campus/Local CLE Programs

11th Annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law (APIEL)
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Zoom Digital Presentation
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. Attorneys can register by sending an e-mail to Micki Fox with “APIEL CLE” in the subject line. 

Legal Market Update
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020
Zoom Digital Presentation
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:

  • Joe Christian, the assistant director of the Career Center, serves as the office’s primary employer liaison, developing and maintaining relationships with employers. He also coordinates outreach strategies and provides advising assistance to current students and alumni.

  • Christie Laird, the employee relations manager for the Career Center, is based in Nashville and focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships between the College of Law and the middle Tennessee legal community. She has practiced law for more than 20 years, most recently as the vice president and senior litigation counsel for a global payment solutions company. Previously, she served as a judicial clerk and a law firm associate. 

  • Brad Morgan, the director of the College of Law Career Center, is a frequent speaker on the topic of professional development, and he serves on multiple committees in areas related to this topic. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee College of Law, Morgan practiced law with a large national law firm.

This CLE offers 1 hour of general credit for a fee of $10. Attorneys can register by sending an e-mail to Micki Fox with “Legal Market Update CLE” in the subject line. 

Privacy’s Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post Pandemic Times
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Zoom Digital Presentation
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. Attorneys can register by sending an email to Micki Fox with “Digital Policy CLE” in the subject line.

Business Transactions: Connecting the Threads IV
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
Zoom Digital Presentation 
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.

Click below for additional information about the event.

Topic Details
Speaker Overview
Schedule of Activities

This CLE is $80 and offers 8 hours of CLE credit, including 1 dual hour. Attorneys can register by sending an e-mail to Micki Fox with “Connecting the Threads IV CLE” in the subject line. 

There are no on-campus CLE events scheduled at this time. Please check back frequently for additional information.

Online CLE Programs
This CLE program, originally offered by the College of Law in Fall 2019, consists of seven sessions, each one requiring satisfactory completion of a test for credit to be awarded.
This CLE program, originally offered by the College of Law in Fall 2018, consists of five sessions, each one requiring satisfactory completion of a test for credit to be awarded.
This Business Transactions CLE program, originally offered in the College of Law in Fall 2018 consists of seven lectures, each one requiring satisfactory completion of a test for credit to be awarded.
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.
This program is available in three online lectures, each carrying at test. All three of the programs have one (1) hour general credit.
Letters of Credit
Online course available here. One (1) hour of general CLE credit. 

If you have questions about any of these programs or CLE credit, please contact Micki Fox at 865-974-8601 or MFox2@utk.edu.