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To be a first-generation college student is to be a leader

November 7, 2018 11:09 am
Throughout the month of November, the University of Tennessee is celebrating first-generation college students and their determination to overcome obstacles and pursue their education. University of Tennessee College of Law Dean Melanie D. Wilson, the first in her family to attend college, advocates for others to follow her lead.

Standing up to Big Pharma

October 31, 2018 10:17 am
Imagine if the state of Tennessee was almost completely devoid of crime. It sounds far-fetched. And, it is. But it isn’t totally impossible. A majority of crimes committed in the state—large and small—stem from the opioid epidemic. And, the opioid problem is worse in East Tennessee than anywhere else in the state.

Faculty Forum – September 2018

October 24, 2018 9:33 am
Faculty Forum is a monthly feature written by Teri Baxter highlighting the achievements of faculty at UT Law including publications in academia and the media, speaking engagements, interviews, awards, and other accomplishments.

PreLaw Magazine ranks UT Law a Best Value Law School

October 19, 2018 2:45 pm
The University of Tennessee College of Law offers one of the best values in the country for students who are interested in becoming lawyers. According to a recent analysis completed by Prelaw Magazine, Tennessee ranks 13th in the nation among Best Value Law Schools.

US Supreme Court appointees are “hyper-elite hoop jumpers”

October 3, 2018 3:36 pm
Finding the best U.S. Supreme Court appointees should be less about technical legal excellence and more about practical wisdom. That’s the conclusion of University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Benjamin Barton whose nearly 20 years of legal scholarship has focused on analysis of the legal profession and its participants.

Commitment to diversity inspires giving

September 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Tom Wilson understands the importance of diversity of thought and varying points of view. As a labor and international employment attorney, Wilson helps companies connect with employees around the world. He negotiates with labor unions and handles issues for companies related to their labor relations.

Business Law Clinic serves as model for Chinese university

September 28, 2018 11:27 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Business Law and Trademark Clinic is serving as a teaching model for a professor from China who’s striving to develop a similar clinical operation at Renmin University.

Faculty Forum – August 2018

September 1, 2018 10:21 am
Faculty Forum is a monthly feature written by Teri Baxter highlighting the achievements of faculty at UT Law including publications in academia and the media, speaking engagements, interviews, awards, and other accomplishments. Professor Eric Franklin Amarante’s article, Unregulated Charity, will be published in a forthcoming issue of the WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW.