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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to present the annual Rose Lecture on Tuesday, April 15.

The event will take place at noon in the Alumni Memorial Building’s Cox Auditorium, 1408 Middle Drive.

Sponsored by UT’s College of Law, the lecture is open to law students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the federal, state and local judiciary, university administrators and other members of the campus community.

“We are thrilled to have Justice Scalia visit the College of Law,” said Doug Blaze, dean of the College of Law. “His experience will give students and the larger campus community a closer look at the important issues the Supreme Court and the country face.”

President Ronald Reagan appointed Scalia to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986. As the longest-serving justice currently on the court, he is the senior associate justice.

Scalia visited UT in 1990, making this his second visit to the university. He is the third sitting Supreme Court justice to visit UT in 24 years. The College of Law hosted Associate Justice Elena Kagan in 2012 and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas in 2010. In addition, retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor visited UT in 2008 to help open the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Associate Justice Scalia, 77, was born in Trenton, New Jersey. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1957, and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1960.

He was a Sheldon Fellow of Harvard University from 1960 to 1961 and practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1961 to 1967. He was a professor of law at the University of Virginia from 1967 to 1971 and at the University of Chicago from 1977 to 1982. Scalia was a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University and Stanford University.

He served the federal government as general counsel of the Office of Telecommunications Policy from 1971 to 1972, chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States from 1972 to 1974 and assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel from 1974 to 1977.

He was appointed judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1982. In 1986, President Regan nominated him as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on Sept. 17, 1986.

Media note: Per Supreme Court guidelines, there can be no video or audio recording of this event. Still photos can be taken only during the first two minutes and last two minutes of the event.

Students sought for American Inns of Court

by Jason Collver on April 14, 2014

The College of Law is seeking applications from students who will be third-year law students in the Fall 2014 and who are interested in becoming members of Knoxville’s chapter of the American Inns of Court. Knoxville is the home of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a national organization “designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar.” As described on the website for the American Inns of Court, the Inns of Court consist of judges, lawyers, law professors and law students.

This year the College of Law has been represented by 3 Ls Jarrod Blue, Will Brewer, Estefania Chavez, AnCharlene Davis, Oneil Mathews, Barbara Parker, Helen Richmond, Tyler Roy, Willie Santana, and Todd Skelton. Next year, we again have the opportunity to nominate ten students to participate.

The Inns typically meet once a month during the academic year to hold programs and discussions on matters relevant to law and legal practice. Most of these meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 – 7 p.m. Accordingly, in order to participate in the Inns, students must not have a Tuesday night class in either the fall or spring semesters. Students should apply for membership only if their class schedule can accommodate the meeting times. Students benefit from their membership in the Inn only by attending each of the monthly meetings.

Most Inns of Court concentrate on issues surrounding civil and criminal litigation practice. Our chapter includes judges and attorneys from a variety of law specialties. The membership presents approximately six programs for our chapter each year. Each meeting also involves informal networking with food and drinks. This is a great way for law students to meet lawyers who practice and judges who sit in and around Knoxville.

Students who are interested in being a member of our local chapter of this national organization and who are committed to attending the meetings and participating in the programs are invited to apply for student membership in our Inns of Court for the 2014-15 academic year. If you have questions about what membership entails, we invite you to email us or to ask your colleagues who have served as Inn members this year.

Applications may be made by forwarding the latter part of this notice, with responses to the requests and questions completed, to Professor Penny White at pwhite4@utk.edu. Applications are due on or before April 16, 2014. Those selected will be notified in early May.

Thanks, in advance, for your interest. We look forward to receiving your application.

Professors Joan Heminway and Penny White

HAMILTON BURNETT CHAPTER

AMERICAN INNS OF COURT

STUDENT APPLICATION

Due April 16, 2014

Student name:

Preferred email address:

Telephone number:

Membership in the American Inns of Court represents a serious professional commitment. You should regularly check the preferred email address supplied above to keep informed about Inns of Court meetings and activities. Moreover, every effort should be made on your part to attend each monthly meeting of our chapter of the Inns during the school year and to participate in the planning and presentation of one program for the chapter over the course of the school year. Accordingly, by submitting this application, you acknowledge that you understand that you will be expected to regularly check your email and attend meetings of the Hamilton Burnett chapter of the American Inns of Court held once each month (generally, on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.).

Why do you wish to be selected to participate in the American Inns of Court?

When do you plan to graduate?

In what activities have you been involved during law school?

Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution’s Year-End Collaboration Set for April 22

April 14, 2014

Students who are graduating with an emphasis in advocacy and dispute resolution are invited to the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution’s Year-End Collaboration on Tuesday  April 22, at Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m. At the collaboration, students will receive their concentration certificates, be congratulated by their adjunct professors, and be treated […]

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2014 Mid-South Commercial Law Institute Writing Competition

April 14, 2014

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Mid-South Commercial Law Institute Writing Competition. The competition offers law students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of commercial and bankruptcy law while creating an opportunity for the top three authors to network and further extend their legal education by attending the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute seminar. Winners […]

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Kemp wins TVC Pitch Competition

April 14, 2014

Ryan Kemp (3L) won $30,000 at the Tennessee Venture Challenge Pitch Competition, held by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. He, alongside inventor and UT Institute of Agriculture associate professor John Sorochan, won both the $25,000 prize for overall winner and the $5,000 prize for crowd favorite. The two beat out nine other potential UT […]

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Goodwin presents on wills at Levin College of Law

April 14, 2014

Professor Iris Goodwin presented her paper, “Access to Justice: What to Do about the Law of Wills,” at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. In the paper, she looks at the particular challenges posed by a complex body of law such as the law of wills (especially the law of future interests) when it […]

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Reyonlds article in Popular Mechanics

April 14, 2014

Professor Glenn Reynolds’s article, “Five Privacy Laws I Would Put on the Books Right Now,” appears in Popular Mechanics. Read it here.

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Stucke cited by NY Times on cable merger

April 14, 2014

Two articles co-authored by Professor Maurice Stucke on the proposed merger between Time-Warner Cable and Comcast were cited in a recent New York Times article. The article quotes Stucke’s co-author, Allen P. Grunes, and links to their two articles. Read the Times article here.

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White receives Advancement of Justice Award

April 14, 2014

The National Judicial College (NJC) presented Professor Penny White with its Advancement of Justice Award, following an event hosted by the National Judicial College, the Tennessee Supreme Court, and the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission. The event, “Access to Justice: Tearing Down the Barriers,” held at the Baker Donelson Special Events Center in Nashville, […]

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Give your 3L Class Gift

April 7, 2014

Remember to make your pledges and/or one-time gift to the College of Law 3L Class Gift Endowment. We are over half-way to our goal! The 2014 Class Gift Section Competition ends April 18th, with the winning section getting bragging rights and a Social Hour pizza party at Barley’s Taproom in that section’s honor! Plus, all […]

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Wanted: Student photographer

April 7, 2014

The College of Law Office of Communications is looking for a student photographer to cover events, mainly during the free hour at the law school. This is a paid position. A schedule of upcoming events will be provided at the beginning of the semester, with a few events being added on slightly shorter notice; however, […]

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LawMeets team wins Best Draft, places 3rd overall at nationals

April 7, 2014

Following their regional win in March, the LawMeets team received top honors in the drafting category, bringing home the award for best draft, and placed third overall in the National Transactional LawMeets Competition at Sullivan and Cromwell’s New York City office on April 3 and 4. The National Transactional LawMeet is a moot court experience for students […]

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Heminway presents on crowdfunding

April 7, 2014

Professor Joan Heminway presented her paper, “Securities Crowdfunding and the Public/Private Divide in U.S. Securities Regulation,” at the twenty-seventh annual University of Cincinnati Corporate Law Center Symposium. The paper focuses on an analysis of securities crowdfunding in light of changes in the dividing lines between private and public offerings and private and public companies in […]

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Long cited by Minn. Supreme Court, will conduct discrimination CLE

April 7, 2014

An article by Professor Alex Long has been cited by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The case is Gieseke ex rel. Diversified Water Diversion, Inc. v. IDCA, Inc., ___ N.W.2d ___, 2014 WL 1230224 (Minn. 2014). The court held that Minnesota formally recognizes a cause of action for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and defined […]

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Reynolds’s book noted in ‘The Economist’

April 7, 2014

Professor Glenn Reynolds’s book, The Higher Education Bubble, was noted recently in an article in The Economist that looks at whether a college degree is worth its cost. Read the article here.

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Stein presented to ACREL

April 7, 2014

Associate Dean Greg Stein gave a presentation to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), titled “Stealing Your Property or Paying You for Obeying the Law? Takings Exactions after Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District.” His co-panelists were David Callies, a law professor at the University of Hawaii, and Brian Rider, a […]

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Stucke presents at Harvard, discusses Comcast–Time Warner merger

April 7, 2014

Professor Maurice Stucke recently presented a paper at Harvard Law School. His paper, “In Search of Effective Ethics and Compliance Programs,” will be published this summer in the Journal of Corporation Law. The Harvard European Law Association sponsored the conference, titled “Informal Enforcement of Competition Law: Perspectives from the U.S. and Europe.” Also, Stucke and Allen […]

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Wolitz presented at Georgia State University College of Law

April 7, 2014

Professor David Wolitz recently gave a presentation at Georgia State University College of Law. His talk, “Practical Wisdom and Legal Decision-making,” was part of UT’s new faculty exchange program with Georgia State.

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Ben Morrell wins the 2014 Advocacy Idol competition

April 1, 2014

Twenty-two first-year students mentored by their second- and third-year counterparts participated in this year’s First-Year Advocacy Competition held at the College of Law on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The First-Year Advocacy Competition is sponsored by the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and the Moot Court Board and is funded by UT alum and former […]

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Fall Judicial Externship deadline extended to April 2

April 1, 2014

Professor Penny White has extended the application to participate in the fall judicial externship program to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2 because of the registration schedule. Students who are interested in participating must present an application to Professor White by email (pwhite4@utk.edu). The application materials are available here. Questions about the program may be […]

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