August 15, 2023 4:22 pmAccording to the American Bar Association’s 2022 Profile of the Legal Profession, just 4.5% of lawyers are Black. The Summer Work Experience in Law (SWEL) program aims to significantly raise that percentage.
April 11, 2023 11:07 amRevising policing in the city of Knoxville is a costly endeavor that requires honest policy assessment, additional manpower, understanding from the community and more funding, a group of panelists said during a presentation at the College of Law last week.
March 10, 2023 1:08 pmWhen a team from Knoxville’s Fulton High School earned high scores last month in a district-level high school mock trial competition, onlookers may not have realized the significance of that feat.
February 20, 2023 4:48 pmThe University of Tennessee College of Law will host a day-long symposium on March 9 that examines the consequences of making abortion illegal in the United States.
February 13, 2023 7:01 amThe University of Tennessee College of Law will host the annual Julian Blackshear, Jr. Scholarship Gala on March 25. This signature event, honoring distinguished alumnus Julian Blackshear, Jr. as one of our first African American graduates, celebrates the College of Law’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
February 10, 2023 7:34 amThe College of Law will host a number of events throughout February in honor of Black History Month that highlight the Black experience and recognize a variety of cultural contributions. Events will be held in person, and highlights of the Black History Month calendar include: Feb.
November 4, 2022 9:58 amA new book from Professor Wendy Bach details how the Tennessee state government created, passed and enforced a law that criminalized pregnant women who were victims of the opioid epidemic.
October 26, 2022 2:03 pmFinding health-care attorney Reggie Hill (’80) in the wings of the stage of a theatrical production in Washington, D.C. this summer might have seemed unexpected.
August 16, 2022 1:08 pmThe Fall 2022 semester begins with new direction from a leader who has spent years preparing to serve. It’s 4 a.m. and Lonnie T. Brown, Jr. is awake and at work. Sitting in the study of his home in Bogart, Georgia, Brown’s focus is on his laptop computer.
July 18, 2022 9:04 amAs the Fall 2020 semester was getting underway, students at the College of Law were questioning how they would gain the knowledge they needed, and how they could develop the necessary partnerships with professors and each other to gain the sorts of skills they expected law school to provide.