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

Ethical and Legal Obligations of Supervising Lawyers Under Tennessee’s “Supervised Practice” Rule
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Zoom Digital Presentation
2 p.m. EDT

This dual credit CLE will address the Tennessee Supreme Court’s “supervised practice” rule, which provides a mechanism for Tennessee attorneys to supervise the practice of recent law school graduates prior to bar admission. This CLE will address the requirements of the rule (Section 10.04 of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7), as well as the legal and professional conduct obligations of supervising attorneys acting under the rule. Presenters will also discuss the Tennessee Supreme Court’s recent temporary modification of the rule to extend the time of supervised practice for Spring 2020 law school graduates.

Presenters are:

  • Paula Schaefer, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law. Schaefer regularly teaches and writes in the area of attorney ethics. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Law, she practiced in the area of commercial litigation in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Jodi Wilson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Legal Methods, & Associate Professor of Law, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Memphis, Wilson was a litigator with a national civil litigation and arbitration practice, focusing on business disputes and securities industry arbitrations. She teaches classes in Legal Methods, Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Professional Responsibility.

  • Brad Morgan, Director of Career Services, University of Tennessee College of Law. Morgan is a frequent speaker on the topic of professional development, and 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.

Attorneys can register by sending an e-mail to Micki Fox with “Supervised Practice CLE” in the subject line. Law students can register for free by sending an email to Jennifer Garren with “Supervised Practice CLE for Students” 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 2018, consists of five 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 2019, consists of seven 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.