Lucy Jewel

Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing

Lucy Jewel

Areas of Expertise

Entertainment Law, Legal Education, Legal Profession, Legal Writing & Rhetoric, Technology


JD, (summa cum laude), 2000, Tulane Law School

BA, 1996, Columbia College, Columbia University


Professor Jewel has been teaching law-related courses for more than 15 years. Prior to teaching at the University of Tennessee, she taught at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where she also served as Director of Legal Skills and Professionalism. Her teaching is informed by several years of practice as a commercial litigator with the New York City firm of Wachtel, Masyr, & Missry, LLP.

Jewel frequently presents on legal writing, legal education, and professionalism topics at national and international academic conferences. Most recently, she has spoken at the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference, The International Conference on Legal Education, Hosted by Bahcesehir Universitesi and the Turkish Bar Association in Ankara, Turkey, and The International Legal Ethics Conference at City University College of Law, London, UK.

Jewel’s scholarship is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the intersections between technology, law, culture, and rhetoric. She writes about cognitive approaches to legal argumentation, technology and the practice of law, the impact of culture on the legal profession, and the past, present, and future of legal education. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Buffalo Law Review, and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.