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Faculty Forum: June 2020

July 1, 2020 3:00 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. Professor Brad Areheart’s article, “Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination,” was recently published in Volume 104 of the Minnesota Law Review. It was also reviewed positively at Workplace Prof Blog and Legal Theory Blog.

College hires new Academic Success Program director

June 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Charisse Heath will join the College of Law in July as the director of the Academic Success Program.  As the Academic Success Program director and a member of the faculty, Heath is responsible for providing instruction, counseling and advising assistance to students throughout the course of their academic careers at the College of Law.

Law faculty to discuss race and gender disparities in academia

June 18, 2020 10:57 am
Renowned author and interdisciplinary professor Meera E. Deo will lead a virtual workshop with College of Law faculty this month to discuss her book “Unequal Profession.” Deo’s research centers upon trends in legal education, institutional diversity and affirmative action.

College of Law graduate employment 7 percent higher than national average

June 16, 2020 8:47 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law’s 2019 graduate employment rate is near the highest it’s been in more than five years. Of the college’s 113 graduates in the class of 2019, 87 percent are employed in full-time, long-term bar passage required and J.D. advantage jobs 10 months after graduation.

Continuing efforts at the College of Law

June 11, 2020 9:27 am
In our statement of June 4, we committed both ourselves and the College of Law to fight against and eliminate racism in the law school and to strive to make equal justice a reality. We stand by that commitment. We are both devoted to doing better and being better.

UT Legal Clinic: Recommitting to a process of healing

June 4, 2020 12:15 pm
As our country mourns the killing of George Floyd—yet another black life cut short by the police—the UT Legal Clinic stands in support of our students and the communities we serve. Like so many of you, we are exhausted, disappointed, and frustrated.

Faculty Forum: May 2020

June 1, 2020 1:15 pm
Faculty Forum is a monthly feature written by Michael Higdon highlighting the achievements of faculty at UT Law including publications in academia and the media, speaking engagements, interviews, awards, and other accomplishments.

Graduate launches project to assist offenders reenter society

May 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Recent College of Law graduate Brooke Spivey has been named a 2020 Fellow with Equal Justice Works.  The organization annually selects a class of public interest lawyers who have designed innovative projects in partnership with legal services organizations to address unmet legal needs and underserved communities.