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 Legal Mentoring Consortium Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Morgan’s presentation, “Mentoring Programs: Impact on Minority Students,” was in a “TED Talks” format and was based on research conducted at UT Law over the past three years that demonstrates (with statistical significance) that formal mentoring programs impact law students’ views of and dedication to the profession in a positive way and that student participants that self-identify as minorities report results (with statistical significance) that are more positive than the results of the mentored students that do not self-identify as minorities. Learn more about the conference here.