SWEL Event Fosters Diversity in the Legal Profession

August 15, 2023 4:22 pm
According 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.

2023 Blackshear Scholarship Gala features Harvard Law Professor David Wilkins

February 13, 2023 7:01 am
The 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.

College of Law celebrates Black History Month

February 10, 2023 7:34 am
The 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.

Law alumnus takes on role as play producer

October 26, 2022 2:03 pm
Finding 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.

College of Law welcomes new Dean Lonnie T. Brown, Jr.

August 16, 2022 1:08 pm
The 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.

Students succeed in arguments to have prisoner released due to threat of COVID

July 18, 2022 9:04 am
As 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.