Programs and Centers

Programs and Centers

Programs and centers at the College of Law support and foster a diverse and experiential legal education for our students.

Programs and Centers

Programs and centers at the College of Law support and foster a diverse and experiential legal education for our students.

Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

UT Law takes its responsibility to the judicial system seriously. Through its visionary Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, the college offers an academic concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution designed to prepare students for the rigors of the practice of law. 

Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

UT Law takes its responsibility to the judicial system seriously. Through its visionary Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, the college offers an academic concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution designed to prepare students for the rigors of the practice of law. 

Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law

The Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law seeks to improve the training of business lawyers in both transactional and litigation practices through the Concentration in Business Transactions for JD candidates, the LLM program in United States business lawTransactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a visiting professor program, faculty and student scholarship, field placement opportunities, business focused clinical options, and presentations for the business bar and community, both regionally and nationwide.

Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law

The Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law seeks to improve the training of business lawyers in both transactional and litigation practices through the Concentration in Business Transactions for JD candidates, the LLM program in United States business lawTransactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a visiting professor program, faculty and student scholarship, field placement opportunities, business focused clinical options, and presentations for the business bar and community, both regionally and nationwide.

Institute for Professional Leadership

The Institute for Professional Leadership helps students develop their leadership skills and professional values through interdisciplinary programming beyond a strictly legal context. The institute hosts courses and practicums in public service and leadership and develops extracurricular programming in leadership and professional development, including collaboration with the college’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center.

Institute for Professional Leadership

The Institute for Professional Leadership helps students develop their leadership skills and professional values through interdisciplinary programming beyond a strictly legal context. The institute hosts courses and practicums in public service and leadership and develops extracurricular programming in leadership and professional development, including collaboration with the college’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center.

Legal Writing Program

Lawyers are professional writers. Whether it be a letter, a motion, a brief, a complaint, a contract, or any of the other multiple documents attorneys are frequently asked to prepare, lawyers spend much of their professional career writing. A lawyer who cannot write effectively is greatly handicapped in his or her ability to represent clients. Through the Legal Writing Program the college takes seriously its role in training students to become effective legal writers.

Legal Writing Program

Lawyers are professional writers. Whether it be a letter, a motion, a brief, a complaint, a contract, or any of the other multiple documents attorneys are frequently asked to prepare, lawyers spend much of their professional career writing. A lawyer who cannot write effectively is greatly handicapped in his or her ability to represent clients. Through the Legal Writing Program the college takes seriously its role in training students to become effective legal writers.

UT Pro Bono

Through this student-driven pro bono program, as well as funding opportunities for students who engage in public interest work, the college is committed to expanding opportunities in public service. This dedication is manifested in UT Pro Bono’s active student involvement, faculty support, and a staff position dedicated to addressing access-to-justice issues.

UT Pro Bono

Through this student-driven pro bono program, as well as funding opportunities for students who engage in public interest work, the college is committed to expanding opportunities in public service. This dedication is manifested in UT Pro Bono’s active student involvement, faculty support, and a staff position dedicated to addressing access-to-justice issues.

Mentoring Program

The college’s Mentoring Program offers law students the opportunity to establish a mentoring relationship with a professional in the field. Mentors help students identify and fulfill professional goals while fostering the highest levels of ethics and professionalism. Through these interactions, attorney participants can serve the profession and the community. Students gain new perspectives and insights into issues related to civility, ethics, and professionalism.

Mentoring Program

The college’s Mentoring Program offers law students the opportunity to establish a mentoring relationship with a professional in the field. Mentors help students identify and fulfill professional goals while fostering the highest levels of ethics and professionalism. Through these interactions, attorney participants can serve the profession and the community. Students gain new perspectives and insights into issues related to civility, ethics, and professionalism.