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Students successful at regional moot court competition

December 3, 2019 1:00 pm
Three University of Tennessee College of Law students have advanced to the finals of the National Moot Court Competition. Third-year law student Andrew Cox, and second-year students Kayla Rask and Regan Sherrell, competed on behalf of UT Law in the Region 7 competition earlier this month in Memphis.

Alumnus honored at homecoming for gifts to college

November 18, 2019 9:07 am
The College of Law has honored alumnus Carl Colloms (’66) with the Accomplished Alumnus Award. Dean Melanie Wilson surprised Colloms with the award during homecoming activities on Nov. 2.  “Student scholarships are crucial to the College of Law’s success, and we are deeply grateful to Judge Colloms for his incredibly generous support,” Wilson said.

Library renovations enhance student study spaces

November 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Faculty and staff at the Joel Katz Library at the University of Tennessee College of Law are creating opportunities for students to spend more time studying more comfortably.

UT Law students named pro bono students of the year

November 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Students from the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Legal Clinic have been named Pro Bono Students of the Year. Legal Aid of East Tennessee recognized the College of Law students in October at its annual awards event in Knoxville.

College of Law raises $85K in one day of Big Orange Give

November 11, 2019 12:21 pm
The College of Law on Wednesday surpassed the goal to raise $50,000 as part of a university-wide Big Orange Give fundraising campaign. In one day, the college received $84,857 in donations –  170% of its goal. Across the Knoxville campus, colleges and organizations strived to reach potential donors with the plea to raise $2.

Faculty Forum: October 2019

November 8, 2019 8:42 am
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.

Legal Clinic plans expungement event to serve Polk County

October 23, 2019 3:58 pm
The University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic is partnering with the Polk County legal community to host a Saturday Expungement Community Court on Nov. 23. The event will bring together judges, legal partners, and community volunteers at the First Baptist Church of Benton from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UT Law professor advises U.S. House Judiciary Committee

October 21, 2019 1:10 pm
The research of University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Maurice Stucke is playing a role in the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s investigation into whether tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have too much power in the marketplace.

Anderson, Byars take away top honors in Advocate’s Prize competition

October 16, 2019 12:54 pm
A team of two second-year College of Law students won the final round of the 2019 Advocate’s Prize Moot Court Competition Tuesday in what judges referred to as a “very close competition.” Joshua Anderson and Kaleb Byars argued their winning case on behalf of the petitioner in United States of America v.

Alumna to serve as deputy director of TN Administrative Office of Courts

October 15, 2019 1:41 pm
University of Tennessee College of Law alumna Michelle J. Long (’94) has been appointed the deputy director of the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts.  Long has served as the assistant commissioner of the division of Health Licensure and Regulation for the Tennessee Department of Health since 2012.