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Kuney receives award for transactional law teaching skills

June 29, 2021 6:37 pm
College of Law Professor George Kuney has been named the 2021 Tina L. Stark Award winner for excellence in teaching transactional law and skills.   The award, established by Emory Law School and presented at its biennial Transactional Law and Practice Conference, is named for the founding director of the school’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice.

Professor selected as UT Research Development Academy scholar

June 15, 2021 3:29 pm
College of Law Professor Sherley Cruz has been selected as a 2021-2022 University of Tennessee Research Development Academy scholar. The university’s offices of Equity and Diversity and Research and Engagement offer the Research Development Academy program to faculty who self-identify as underrepresented by virtue of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or other factors.

Tennessee Governor appoints alumnus Chancery Court judge

June 14, 2021 10:36 am
A University of Tennessee College of Law alumnus has received a judicial appointment to serve on the 30th Judicial District Chancery Court.  Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced on Friday his selection of Gadson William “Will” Perry to serve Shelby County. Perry will fill Chancellor Walter L. Evans’ vacancy, effective immediately.

Institute for Professional Leadership names Kostas 2021-22 student fellow

June 2, 2021 4:27 pm
Third-year law student Stefan Kostas has been named the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Hardwick-Woods Fellowship recipient for 2021-2022. Kostas will work closely with the Institute for Professional Leadership providing research and communication support for the institute’s curricular offerings and community engagement.

Congratulations graduates!

May 25, 2021 4:04 pm
We offer our congratulations to our Class of 2021. Our commencement and hooding ceremony took place May 7, 2021 at Neyland Stadium. The ceremony, as well as the message to classmates from student speaker Johnelle Simpson, is available as an on-demand replay webcast linked below.

Graduate selected to serve public interest law fellowship

May 20, 2021 3:32 pm
College of Law alumna Tomi Robb has been selected as one of 77 law school graduates from throughout the nation to serve as an Equal Justice Works fellow. Each year, the Washington, D.C.-based Equal Justice Works selects a class of public interest lawyers who have designed one-of-a-kind projects in partnership with legal services organizations.

Student influences change in Knoxville through advocacy

May 3, 2021 7:07 am
When Tomi Robb decided to attend college, she wasn’t sure she wanted to move across the state to attend the University of Tennessee.  Her home was in Gallatin. She was the youngest child of five, the only girl in the family and the first who would attend college.