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Professor Paula Schaefer named College of Law’s Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

January 8, 2019 11:51 am
University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Paula Schaefer has been named the college’s associate dean for academic affairs. Schaefer, who joined the faculty of the College of Law in 2008, has taught courses in professional responsibility, civil procedure, e-discovery, pre-trial litigation, and behavioral legal ethics.

College of Law mourns the loss of former dean

January 8, 2019 11:09 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law community is mourning the loss of Richard Wirtz, professor emeritus and former College of Law dean, who died Jan. 3 at his home in Knoxville.

To be a first-generation college student is to be a leader

November 7, 2018 11:09 am
Throughout the month of November, the University of Tennessee is celebrating first-generation college students and their determination to overcome obstacles and pursue their education. University of Tennessee College of Law Dean Melanie D. Wilson, the first in her family to attend college, advocates for others to follow her lead.

Standing up to Big Pharma

October 31, 2018 10:17 am
Imagine if the state of Tennessee was almost completely devoid of crime. It sounds far-fetched. And, it is. But it isn’t totally impossible. A majority of crimes committed in the state—large and small—stem from the opioid epidemic. And, the opioid problem is worse in East Tennessee than anywhere else in the state.

PreLaw Magazine ranks UT Law a Best Value Law School

October 19, 2018 2:45 pm
The University of Tennessee College of Law offers one of the best values in the country for students who are interested in becoming lawyers. According to a recent analysis completed by Prelaw Magazine, Tennessee ranks 13th in the nation among Best Value Law Schools.

US Supreme Court appointees are “hyper-elite hoop jumpers”

October 3, 2018 3:36 pm
Finding the best U.S. Supreme Court appointees should be less about technical legal excellence and more about practical wisdom. That’s the conclusion of University of Tennessee College of Law Professor Benjamin Barton whose nearly 20 years of legal scholarship has focused on analysis of the legal profession and its participants.

Business Law Clinic serves as model for Chinese university

September 28, 2018 11:27 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law’s Business Law and Trademark Clinic is serving as a teaching model for a professor from China who’s striving to develop a similar clinical operation at Renmin University.

Entering class at UT Law the largest in more than five years

August 31, 2018 9:29 am
The University of Tennessee College of Law welcomed its largest class of first-year students in more than five years to orientation activities this month. The class of 124 students includes 66 males and 58 females, Director of Admissions Sarah Busse said.