College of Law

Institute for Professional Leadership

Preparing tomorrow’s leaders in the law and beyond

The Institute for Professional Leadership focuses on helping students identify and develop their leadership skills, professional values, and career path through interdisciplinary programming beyond a strictly legal context.

The institute builds on UT Law’s pro bono and mentoring programming by developing courses and practicums in public service and leadership. The institute also offers extracurricular programming in leadership and professional development, including extensive collaboration with the college’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center.


Institute for Professional Leadership
University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Ave., Suite 337
Knoxville, TN 37996-1810

Professor Doug Blaze, UT Law

Doug Blaze

Armstrong, RamonaRamona Armstrong

Administrative Services Assistant
Lewis, BuckGeorge T. “Buck” Lewis
Larry D. Wilks Practitioner in Residence