This fall, the Legal Clinic at the University of Tennessee College of Law was recognized by both the Knoxville Branch of the NAACP and Legal
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A little before 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee (UT Law ’78) entered the First Baptist Church of
Professors for the Legal Clinic at the University of Tennessee College of Law received honors from UT and the College of Law for their accomplishments
2023 Reunion Weekend
Each fall, we enjoy a celebration with our College of Law alumni and host a number of events throughout the reunion weekend. This year, on Nov. 3-4, 2023, we will spotlight our graduating classes of 1973, 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2013, 2018 and 2022.
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On January 14, 2024, Kevin Escalona (UT Law ’24) won The Closer, the nation’s most challenging transactional law competition. The Closer is hosted by Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. Each year, Baylor Law invites fourteen law schools to compete. Unlike most competitions, each school can send only one student. Each competitor is given only 24 hours to digest their client’s extensive files and prepare to negotiate a deal. “The tight timeframe aims to mirror the realistic pressures that transactional
Eric AmaranteAssociate Professor of Law Professor Eric Amarante published The Absurdity of Criminalizing Encouraging Words in the Cato Supreme Court Review on September 18, 2023. The Cato Supreme Court Review is the first academic journal to be published after the Court’s term and is invitation-only. Professor Amarante also played an integral role in founding the Knoxville Latino Bar Association (KLBA), which is the first Latino bar association in East Tennessee and is dedicated to nurturing and empowering a community of
Jasmine McCleary, Class of 2024, has been selected as the first Public Interest Law Clerk for the Legal Clinic at the University of Tennessee College of Law. The new Public Interest Law Clerkship provides a second-year law student who excels in a clinic course and plans to pursue a career in a public interest field with a $10,000 stipend. This funding supports a full-time summer job in the Legal Clinic and ten hours of work each week during the third