Scholarship gala honors students, celebrates diversity at College of Law

April 13, 2022 3:44 pm
The College of Law paid tribute to the namesake of the Julian Blackshear, Jr. Gala at the 20th annual scholarship event on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Black Law Student Association, celebrates the College’s commitment to diversity and recognizes pioneers like Blackshear whose experiences influenced positive change.

Lonnie T. Brown, Jr. named next College of Law dean

January 19, 2022 11:30 am
Lonnie T. Brown, Jr. has been named dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law and the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law. He begins July 1. Brown, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and A.

Challenging History

October 24, 2021 3:30 pm
Three College of Law alumni took on racial injustice in Memphis, and their efforts have forever impacted the city. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 Van Turner stood in the cold, his hands in his pockets as he tried to stave off the chill.

Institute for Professional Leadership names Kostas 2021-22 student fellow

June 2, 2021 4:27 pm
Third-year law student Stefan Kostas has been named the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Hardwick Fellowship recipient for 2021-2022. Kostas will work closely with the Institute for Professional Leadership providing research and communication support for the institute’s curricular offerings and community engagement.

Congratulations graduates!

May 25, 2021 4:04 pm
We offer our congratulations to our Class of 2021. Our commencement and hooding ceremony took place May 7, 2021 at Neyland Stadium. The ceremony, as well as the message to classmates from student speaker Johnelle Simpson, is available as an on-demand replay webcast linked below.

Student influences change in Knoxville through advocacy

May 3, 2021 7:07 am
When Tomi Robb decided to attend college, she wasn’t sure she wanted to move across the state to attend the University of Tennessee.  Her home was in Gallatin. She was the youngest child of five, the only girl in the family and the first who would attend college.

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.