The University of Tennessee College of Law looks forward each year to celebrating the diversity of our college. We commit to annually honoring Julian Blackshear, Jr., one of our first African-American graduates, and in doing so we also reflect on our commitment to equality and inclusivity while seeking to unite more effectively.
While this annual gala is an important celebration of our past, its primary purpose is to support our African-American law students with financial assistance by growing the Julian Blackshear Scholarship Fund.
We hope you will join the University of Tennessee College of Law and UT Law’s Black Law Students Association for this year’s gala featuring keynote speaker Isaac Conner, a 2003 graduate and partner with Manson, Johnson, and Conner, PLLC. The event takes place at the Holiday Inn in Knoxville’s Worlds Fair Park.
Event sponsorships are available. If you have additional questions, please contact the Blackshear Gala Planning Committee at 865-974-6704.