Students at the University of Tennessee College of Law have many opportunities to learn by doing. We pride ourselves on offering an education that blends theory and practice and have been a leader in the area of experiential learning, dating back to 1947 when the nation’s first university-based Legal Clinic was founded.
Our first-year students gain experience-focused opportunities through coursework in civil procedure, torts, transactional lawyering, criminal law and legal process, and lawyering and professionalism.
Our advanced students edit our law journals, participate in moot court and have externship and field placement opportunities that are designed to train students to be practice-ready when they graduate.
To supplement their classroom experience, we offer a variety of student organizations that provide students with opportunities to network, plan legal education events, and organize activities and experiences that contribute to the community as well as our school.