Institute for Professional Leadership

Institute for Professional Leadership

Preparing tomorrow’s leaders today

Institute for Professional Leadership

Preparing tomorrow’s leaders today

About the Institute

The Institute for Professional Leadership focuses on helping students identify and develop their leadership skills, professional values, and career path through interdisciplinary programming beyond a strictly legal context.

The Institute builds on the College of Law’s pro bono and mentoring offerings through academic programming in public service and leadership. The Institute also offers extracurricular programming in leadership and professional development, including extensive collaboration with the college’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center.

The purpose of the Institute is clear. Leaders today face challenges of incredible breadth and complexity, and the problems we face as a society can only be solved by trained and committed leaders. While law schools have provided leadership education, it has been indirect and fairly inefficient. The University of Tennessee College of Law has committed to being intentional about training our students.

We offer future lawyers the guidance and encouragement to develop values, skills, and knowledge essential to success in the practice of law. 

The Leading as Lawyers blog is a product of the Institute for Professional Leadership that connects academic work to the public. We invite you to view our website and subscribe to updates via the link below.

The Six-Pack Series

The Six-Pack Series, produced by the Institute for Professional Leadership, features prominent leaders answering questions about leadership and sharing their philosophies about leadership and service.

Meet our team

Joan Heminway

Interim Director

Buck Lewis

Larry Wilks Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Brad Morgan

Interim Assistant Director for Pro Bono

Stefan Kostas

Hardwick woods fellow

Our team

Joan Heminway

Interim Director

Buck Lewis

Larry Wilks Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

Brad Morgan

Interim Assistant Director for Pro Bono

Stefan Kostas

Hardwick woods fellow

Contact Us

Institute for Professional Leadership
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-3813
Office:
 Suite 337

Contact Us

Institute for Professional Leadership
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-3813
Office:
 Suite 337