diversity

Law student aids employability of people with convictions

April 11, 2021 8:13 pm
Many Americans spend more time at work than in their homes. For Rachel Tom-Quinn, a third-year student in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law, it’s important that employers and employees have safe and fair working environments where they can thrive.

College celebrates diversity at annual scholarship gala

April 9, 2021 10:43 pm
The College of Law honored several students and two alumni Thursday while virtually hosting the annual Julian Blackshear, Jr. Scholarship Gala. The event, coordinated by the Marilyn Yarbrough Chapter of the Black Law Student Association, is designed to celebrate diversity and honor Blackshear as one of the College of Law’s first African-American graduates.

Cyntoia Brown Long outlines obstacles in justice, legal systems

February 23, 2021 6:14 pm
Our criminal justice system isn’t doing enough to rehabilitate and assist those who are being released from prison and trying to reestablish their lives, Cyntoia Brown Long told an audience at the College of Law on Tuesday.

Brooklyn Sawyers Belk to serve as advocate in residence

February 13, 2021 1:27 pm
Alumna Brooklyn Sawyers Belk is serving the College of Law this semester as an advocate in residence and visiting professor. In that position, Belk will be teaching and mentoring students. She will also present a community-wide lecture.

Legal Clinic launches effort to study systemic racism

January 22, 2021 8:28 pm
The UT College of Law Legal Clinic has been awarded a $3,000 grant to fund a project that will enable it to be more responsive to communities of color most harmed by systemic and structural racism.

Latest in College of Law video series addresses jury selection

October 12, 2020 4:42 pm
The College of Law faculty have released the latest in the video series “How Did We Get Here?” with further examination of the U.S. jury system. In this most recent addition to the series, Professor Penny White discusses how juries rarely, if ever, reflect the racial diversity of the community – particularly in criminal cases.

Four graduates receive loan repayment assistance

August 18, 2020 4:19 pm
The University of Tennessee College of Law has selected four alumni to receive financial awards through the Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC Loan Repayment Assistance Program. This program, now in its third year, annually provides financial assistance to College of Law graduates who work in public interest law.