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Work That Makes a Difference – Willie Santana (’14)

June 10, 2019 10:48 am
Willie Santana (’14) loves serving people. As an assistant public defender for the Third Judicial District’s Public Defender’s Office in Morristown, Tennessee, he also loves the law. In this installment of interviews that feature our alumni who work in public interest law, Santana describes why he is so committed to justice.

Work That Makes a Difference – Ashley Adams (’11)

May 24, 2019 9:49 am
Whether they are defending the rights of inmates, arguing for changes in state and federal legislation, representing immigrants facing deportation, or serving low-income offenders who could not otherwise find adequate representation, public interest attorneys face some of the profession’s most challenging legal work.

Graduates encouraged to be tenacious

May 10, 2019 3:44 pm
University of Tennessee College of Law alumus Ali Safavi told students Friday to think of themselves as underdogs if they want to succeed.

Student graduates, becomes Marine Corps major in the same week

May 9, 2019 10:05 am
As the star senior quarterback and captain of his Virginia high school football team, Chris Davis wasn’t dreaming of becoming a lawyer.  His sights were set on playing college and professional football.  But when he arrived at the U.S.

Soon-to-be graduates set fundraising record for College of Law

May 7, 2019 9:08 am
The College of Law’s Class of 2019 has raised more than $110,000 for student scholarships and programs through the third-year (3L) student class gift campaign.  Each spring semester at the College of Law, graduating students organize the fundraising effort, encouraging their classmates to develop a practice of giving back to their alma mater.

Graduate aspires to improve education for Nigerian girls

May 6, 2019 11:24 am
When a girl is born in Nigeria, the path for her life is often bleak, by American standards. Even though Nigerian law dictates that education is free and mandatory for all Nigerian boys and girls between the ages of six and 15, Nigerian Secretary of Education Adamu Hussaini estimated in 2017 that 10.

Students argue case before US Court of Appeals

May 2, 2019 3:51 pm
Two College of Law students spent their final week of law school arguing a case before the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. For the last year, students in the College of Law’s Appellate Clinic, led by professors Lucy Jewel and Wade Davies, have been reviewing and preparing the appeal.