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Law student selected for UT Knoxville Advisory Board

March 22, 2019 2:08 pm
University of Tennessee College of Law first-year student Johnelle Simpson has been appointed to serve as the student member on the UT Knoxville Advisory Board. During a meeting of the board on Wednesday, Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis recommended Simpson for the position.

College of Law jumps in latest U.S. News rankings

March 12, 2019 9:58 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law ranks 30th among all public law schools in the U.S., and 59th nationally among both public and private schools, according to the 2020 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings released today.

College of Law offers assistance with income tax filing

March 12, 2019 8:49 am
The College of Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those with an income of $55,000 or less, those with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Tennessee Law team dominates Phi Alpha Delta mock trial competition

February 26, 2019 10:33 am
For the second consecutive year, a University of Tennessee College of Law team has won the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International’s Mock Trial Competition. During the competition on Feb. 22 and 23 in Arlington, Va., two UT College of Law teams, consisting of four students each, competed against 26 other teams.

College offers loan repayment assistance

February 26, 2019 8:43 am
Recent graduates working in public interest law once again have the opportunity to receive assistance repaying their student debt through a program being offered by the University of Tennessee College of Law. Four graduates each received $4,000 in 2018 through the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

Employees, students honored at annual awards ceremony

February 25, 2019 10:36 am
University of Tennessee College of Law students, staff, faculty, and recent graduates were recognized this month for their scholarship, service, and overall excellence.  In an awards ceremony Friday, Feb.

Three students selected for Tennessee Bar Diversity Leadership Institute

February 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Three University of Tennessee College of Law students have been selected to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association’s Diversity Leadership Institute. Third-year student Jenna Macnair, and second-year students Miranda Stoltz and Taylor Flake, will spend the next few months taking part in the leadership and mentoring program designed specifically for Tennessee students studying law.

College of Law partners with UT Martin to offer law degree option

February 15, 2019 8:54 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law has launched a partnership with the University of Tennessee at Martin to expand the 3+3 program.  Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, UT Martin students choosing to major in English or political science on the Bachelor of Arts degree path can add a concentration in legal studies.