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

More CLE programs and events to be announced in early 2019.

Unregulated Charity
UT College of Law
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
Three hours prior to UT vs. Missouri football

The vast majority of U.S. charities operate in a regulatory blindspot, as they are neither meaningfully evaluated when they apply for charitable status nor substantively monitored after they receive charitable status. This program discusses the recently enacted process for obtaining charitable status, and highlights our country’s failure to properly vet and monitor the vast majority of charities in the United States.
 
The speaker, Professor Eric Franklin Amarante, joined the UT College of Law in 2017 after teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law for four years. Amarante received his J.D. from Cornell Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas. After law school, he joined Sullivan & Cromwell’s corporate group in Palo Alto, where his practice primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities offerings. After several years at Sullivan, he moved to Seattle to join the business transaction group of Davis Wright Tremaine. There he worked on a wide range of projects, from documenting multi-billion-dollar joint ventures to counseling entrepreneurs on legal issues facing early-stage companies. Amarante directs the Community Economic Development Clinic, which allows students to provide free transactional legal representation to nonprofits and small businesses. Amarante is currently working on a series of articles that explores the failure to regulate charities.
 
The CLE has been approved for one hour of CLE credit.
The cost is $5, and advance registration is required.
Online CLE Programs
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.
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 (1) hour general CLE credit available for those who watch the video, successfully complete the test and pay the fee.
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.