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. The concentration’s tailored curriculum engages students in experiential learning through simulations and real-world experience, helping them master a variety of lawyering skills. Courses are taught by a highly respected and experienced full-time faculty with diverse backgrounds, as well as adjunct faculty who are members of the state and federal bench and bar. In addition to curricular offerings, the center sponsors frequent multidisciplinary symposia, lectures, and special events on emerging legal issues in which students, lawyers, judges, and other professionals participate. Learn more.
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 law, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, a visiting professor program, faculty and student scholarship, field placement opportunities, the Business Law Clinic, the Trademark Clinic, the Homer A. Jones Jr. Wills Clinic, and presentations for the business bar and community, both regionally and nationwide. Learn more.
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. Learn more.