Student Affairs

Our College

The University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, enjoys a rich tradition of providing sound legal education and boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country.

Our College

The University of Tennessee College of Law, located in Knoxville, enjoys a rich tradition of providing sound legal education and boasts the longest-running legal clinical program in the country.

Student Affairs Staff

Maria Saez Tatman

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director for Diversity and Inclusion

E-mail: mstatman@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6790

Maria Saez Tatman earned a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and zoology, both from the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining the College of Law, she served as the associate dean of student services & advising at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and the assistant sean of career planning and professional development at the University of Oregon School of Law.  Her legal career focused on management-side labor and employment law, health law and medical malpractice.

Saez Tatman serves on committees with the Association of American Law Schools and the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for LeaderShape, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that partners with colleges and universities to provide leadership learning experiences for people to explore their values, what they care about and how they can contribute to change in the world.

Sheryl Branson
Senior Administrative Services Assistant

E-mail: sbranson@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6791

Amy Phillips
Student Services Assistant II

E-mail: ageorge4@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6790