Diversity and Inclusion at UT Law
The College of Law is committed to promoting and cultivating diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, socio-economic status and viewpoint.
Our immediate aim is to foster a more inclusive learning and working environment for our entire community – one that succeeds and thrives because of its diversity.
Our broader aim is to learn, teach and practice the principles of equity and justice to ensure that all people have the opportunity to grow, contribute and achieve their aspirations. We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our college welcomes differences and is a place where different perspectives are heard and every individual feels a sense of belonging.
To ensure equity, we also commit to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination, and to provide equal opportunities for our students, faculty and staff.
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Vol means all! During the month of June, and each day throughout the year, we celebrate and support the members of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. If you’re looking for ways to get involved during Pride Month and beyond, University of Tennessee’s Pride Center is an excellent resource. The mission of the Pride Center is to provide academic and social support for the LGBTQIA+ community at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Pride Center strives to be a space for all members of the UT community to engage with and explore issues relating to gender and sexuality. Learn more about the Pride Center, Lambda Student Organization, Knox Pride, and more below.
UTK Pride Center
UTK Pride Center Upcoming Events
Lambda Student Organization
Knox Pride Upcoming Events
UTK Pride Center Allyship Resources
Knox Pride Resources
UTK Pride Center, Getting Involved
Tennessee Name Change Project
NEWS & STORIES
Revising policing in the city of Knoxville is a costly endeavor that requires honest policy assessment, additional manpower, understanding from the community and more funding,
When a team from Knoxville’s Fulton High School earned high scores last month in a district-level high school mock trial competition, onlookers may not have
TN Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice will host symposium examining abortion law, civil rights
The University of Tennessee College of Law will host a day-long symposium on March 9 that examines the consequences of making abortion illegal in the
Annual Blackshear Gala
The annual Julian Blackshear Jr. Scholarship Gala celebrates students and alumni who have positively impacted the University of Tennessee College of Law through their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The event, presented annually by the College of Law in partnership with the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), helps the College of Law fund scholarships for diverse students.
College of Law Legal Clinic
Our Legal Clinic works extensively with our neighboring communities to offer a variety of legal services. Students in the Expungement Clinic assist residents of underserved communities by expunging charges from their juvenile or adult criminal records.
Students in the Transactions Clinic interact with local, state and federal agencies on behalf of underrepresented clients to draft contracts and governance documents; conduct regulatory research and provide compliance advice; and give legal presentations to the community.