Students: 2014–2015 Scholarships

by Jason Collver on July 14, 2014

Students may apply for the scholarships listed here (PDF). Students should review the list carefully and apply for any scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

The Susan B. Anthony Scholarship requires an application (PDF). The remaining scholarships require a statement on how students meet the criteria and a résumé. Students may send  applications or statements and résumés to Janet Hatcher by e-mail, fax, mail or drop them off by Sunday, August 3.

NOTE: Do NOT apply for the LaPorte Scholarship; that scholarship is not available to be awarded to a new student this year.

Help Wanted: Clinic clerk

by Jason Collver on July 14, 2014

The Legal Clinic is seeking a student to work approximately ten hours a week. Interested students should send a résumé to Lisa Holden, office manager, at lmholden@utk.edu.

Puerto Rico publication discusses recent grad’s article about territory’s path to statehood

July 14, 2014

An article by 2014 UT Law graduate Willie Santana recently received positive comments from the Puerto Rico Report, which is dedicated to educating the public on the territorial status of Puerto Rico and the territory’s progression toward statehood. Santana’s article, “Incorporating the Lonely Star: How Puerto Rico Became Incorporated and Earned a Place in the […]

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Shields, Skelton to serve on UT Young Alumni Council

July 14, 2014

Recent graduates George Shields and Todd Skelton were selected as the newest members of UT’s Young Alumni Council. They will serve a two-year term as young alumni ambassadors, advisors, and advocates for UT. Both obtained their undergraduate degrees from UT, and Skelton also completed his MBA while in law school. Shields is joining the Knoxville firm of […]

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Quevedo (2L) to present at immigration conference

July 14, 2014

Second-year law student Juan C. Quevedo will travel to Gainsville, Florida, to attend “Immigration Reform and Beyond? The 5th Conference of Immigration to the U.S. South” at the University of Florida. Quevedo will present a research paper on the topic of the harsh and disproportionate immigration consequences of contact with the criminal justice system.

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Cornett teaching in England this summer

July 14, 2014

Professor Judy Cornett is teaching Comparative Law and Literature this summer in Cambridge, England. Cornett is participating in the summer law program (sponsored by the University of Mississippi School of Law) in which UT has been a partner for many years.

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Heminway quoted by Brazilian newspaper

July 14, 2014

Professor Joan Heminway was quoted in a Brazilian news article on the subject of crowdfunding. The article quotes Heminway on why she defines crowdfunding more narrowly than some others in business and the media. Read the original article (in Portuguese) here.

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Leatherman article to be published in PLI

July 14, 2014

PLI will publish Professor Don Leatherman’s most recent article in its thirty-one-volume set on the federal income tax consequences of mergers and acquisitions. The article, “An Analysis of the Section 336(e) Regulations,” analyzes the section 336(e) regulations, suggesting a multitude of changes to make the regulations more cohesive and simpler. Leatherman is also participating on […]

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Reynolds published in ‘Popular Mechanics’

July 14, 2014

Professor Glenn Reynolds’s column, “The Supreme Court Brings the Fourth Amendment into the 21st Century,” has been published in Popular Mechanics. The article discusses the Supreme Court’s recent unanimous decision that Fourth Amendment protections extend to cellphones. Read the column here.

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Rivkin appears on Slate news show

July 14, 2014

Professor Dean Rivkin was interviewed by Mike Pesca for a new Slate daily news show called “The Gist.” The interview covered the death of a mother in a Pennsylvania jail who was there for failing to pay truancy fines for her children’s absences. The podcast will be aired nationally. Rivkin spoke about the bankruptcy of […]

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Schaefer article noted favorably on Legal Skills Prof Blog

July 14, 2014

Professor Paula Schaefer’s recent article, “A Primer on Professionalism for Doctrinal Professors,” was noted favorably on the Legal Skills Prof Blog. Schaefer’s article was published recently in the Tennessee Law Review. Read the blog post here and the article here.

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Vojdik interviewed on ‘State Your Case’

July 14, 2014

Professor Val Vojdik was interviewed by George Korda on his “State Your Case” radio show. Vojdik discussed the recent Hobby Lobby decision. Listen here (Hour 1, beginning at 20:50).

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Morgan named Tennessee Justice Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

June 16, 2014

Brad Morgan, the coordinator of access to justice and mentoring programs for the College of Law, was named the Tennessee Justice Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year at the Tennessee Bar Association’s annual convention. Morgan’s client, Evelyn, is featured in a video produced by the TJC. Morgan also was the lunchtime speaker at the National […]

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Rising 2Ls and 3Ls named to ‘Transactions’ journal staff

June 16, 2014

A group of thirty-four rising 2Ls and 3Ls have been offered staff membership for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. William Bateman Jarrod Casteel Samuel Chitrit Brady Cody Maria Dalton Benjamin Dickenson William Dunlap Julie Fine Zachery Fullerton Nathaniel Gorman Randal Greene Kari Hendel Rachael Henry Donielle Hubbard Lindsay Johnson Matthew Johnson Shane Kaster William […]

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Faculty participate in Law and Society Association annual meeting

June 16, 2014

Six College of Law faculty members participated in the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association in Minneapolis. Professor Brad Areheart spoke on “Accommodation as a Civil Right: Forms and Limits” as part of a panel on “Understanding Accommodation as a Civil Right.” Professor Wendy Bach chaired a panel on “Assisted Reproductive Technology and […]

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Bach presents at SUNY conference

June 16, 2014

Professor Wendy Bach gave a presentation at the Vulnerability, Resilience and Public Responsibility for Social and Economic Justice Conference. The conference was held at SUNY Buffalo School of Law.

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Cochran, Collins to attend American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting

June 16, 2014

Professors Cathy Cochran and Carol Collins will travel to San Antonio to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries. Cochran has been appointed vice chair of the Economics Status of Law Librarians Committee and will also participate in a pre-conference leadership workshop. Collins is the new chair of the Awards Committee […]

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Heminway presents at Emory Law, chairs AALS committee, and is editor for business law blog

June 16, 2014

Professor Joan Heminway presented recently at the Emory University School of Law conference “Educating the Transactional Lawyers of Tomorrow.” She addressed the value in teaching the drafting of resolutions to law students. Specifically, she argued there are three elements of value in teaching law students how to draft resolutions: enabling an enhanced understanding of business […]

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Jewel awarded Center for the Study of Written Advocacy grant

June 16, 2014

Professor Lucy Jewel has been awarded a competitive grant from Wyoming’s Center for the Study of Written Advocacy. The grant is for a presentation that she and her co-author, Elizabeth Megale of Savannah Law School, will give at the Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference this summer in Philadelphia. The center’s mission is “to produc[e], facilitat[e], and […]

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Krumm named to Anderson Center research council

June 16, 2014

Professor Brian Krumm has been named to the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Research Council, based in the UT College of Business Administration. The center’s mission is to foster an entrepreneurial culture at UT and across the state by developing student skills, providing experiential learning opportunities, and connecting students with mentors and resources that […]

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