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Alumnus elected to Illinois Supreme Court

November 5, 2020 10:31 am
University of Tennessee College of Law alumnus David Overstreet won a spot on the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday defeating his opponent by 63 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Overstreet graduated from the College of Law in 1991. He has held the position of Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court Judge since 2017.

Alumnus recognized for advancing pro bono efforts

November 3, 2020 2:34 pm
A College of Law alumnus and co-founder of the Institute of Professional Leadership has been recognized by the American Bar Association for his role in developing an online platform to provide legal assistance to those in need.

Faculty Forum: October 2020

November 2, 2020 12:17 pm
Faculty Forum is a monthly feature written by Professor Michael Higdon highlighting the achievements of faculty at UT Law including publications in academia and the media, speaking engagements, interviews, awards and other accomplishments.

Latest in College of Law video series addresses jury selection

October 12, 2020 4:42 pm
The College of Law faculty have released the latest in the video series “How Did We Get Here?” with further examination of the U.S. jury system. In this most recent addition to the series, Professor Penny White discusses how juries rarely, if ever, reflect the racial diversity of the community – particularly in criminal cases.

College to host annual Advocate’s Prize competition

October 9, 2020 5:23 pm
The University of Tennessee College of Law will host virtually the annual Advocate’s Prize competition during the week of Oct. 19. The event offers second- and third-year law students the opportunity to present oral arguments in front of lawyers from across the state of Tennessee and beyond.

Professor’s research influences U.S. House report

October 8, 2020 9:03 am
The research of College of Law Professor Maurice Stucke has been extensively cited in a report titled “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets” released this week by the U.S. House of Representatives.  Since June 2019, the U.S.

Faculty Forum: September 2020

October 2, 2020 12:59 pm
Faculty Forum is a monthly feature written by Professor Michael Higdon highlighting the achievements of faculty at UT Law including publications in academia and the media, speaking engagements, interviews, awards and other accomplishments.