3L Jarrod Blue competed well in two events at the National Animal Law Competitions at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago on Feb. 22. While he did not make the final round in either the Closing Argument Competition or the Legislative Drafting and Lobbying Competition, his closing argument was close to flawless and highly parsed by the judges in their post-argument critique and commentary at the evening reception. The case involved charges relating to a dog fight involving the defendant’s companion/hunting dog. One of the judges noted that Jarrod could easily replace almost any defense lawyer he knew without a diminution in the quality of the representation. Similarly, the judge in Jarrod’s final legislative meeting (lobbying for an animal disaster relief bill he drafted) praised his creative ideas and knowledge. Please congratulate Jarrod for his great work and for being an excellent ambassador of the College of Law at the competitions.
Join law faculty presenters Wendy Bach, Michael Higdon, and Joy Radice for a panel discussion entitled “The Right Kind of Wrong: Sex & the Law” to be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, Mar. 7 at the College of Law in Room 132. The panel, moderated by law faculty member Joan Heminway, will discuss the legal treatment of gender, sex, and sexuality. Among the questions to be answered:
- What is the future of gay marriage?
- Is workplace gender discrimination still an issue?
- How do we include transgender rights in a legal system that is so binarily gender constructed?
Learn about these and other current issues involving sex, sexuality, and the law, including those reflected in the work of our law faculty. This event is part of UTK’s second annual Sex Week, a week-long series of academic and educational programs organized by students to promote a comprehensive, sex-positive understanding of sexuality that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment.