Announcements

Help Wanted: Clinic clerk

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.

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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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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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Congratulations to the Class of 2014

May 12, 2014

Congratulations to the College of Law’s graduate of the Class of 2014, who participated in Friday night’s hooding ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena. View photos from the ceremony at the UT Law Facebook page.

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Russian delegation visits UT Law

May 12, 2014

A delegation of six Russian legal professionals visited the College of Law on May 5 as part of the Open World Leadership Center, a Congressional exchange program. Jason Collver (2L) gave the delegation a guided tour of the college. The visitors then met with a panel of UT Law professors that included David Wolitz, Joan Heminway, Dean […]

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HELP WANTED: Research assistant to Prof. Rosenbaum

May 12, 2014

Professor Briana Rosenbaum is seeking a research assistant to work this summer for approximately ten to twenty hours per week. Time worked per week is flexible and will be set with Professor Rosenbaum based on her needs and the needs of the research assistant. The focus of the project is on class actions, particularly on the use […]

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HELP WANTED: Research assistant to Prof. Radice

May 12, 2014

Professor Joy Radice is seeking two research assistants to work this summer for a minimum of eight to ten hours per week. The position will focus on one of two research projects on the topics of access to justice issues for people who are middle-income but who cannot afford a lawyer and collateral consequences of criminal convictions and […]

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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee to speak at Hooding Ceremony May 9

May 5, 2014

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice and UT College of Law alumna Sharon Lee will address the Class of 2014 during the spring hooding ceremony on May 9. The ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Thompson-Boling Arena. Parking for graduates and guests will be available in student parking areas on campus. Justice […]

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Make a 3L Class Gift by May 8

May 5, 2014

The 3L Class Gift Campaign is coming to an end, so make your pledges or one-time gifts soon! All students who make a pledge or gift of $100 or more will receive a special graduation cord and recognition on a plaque in the law school. Donors may defer payment until 2015. Gift forms are available […]

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American College of Employee Benefits Counsel writing contest deadline June 3

May 5, 2014

The deadline for submitting an entry to the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel writing competition for law students is June 3. The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is an IRC Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee benefits law. In pursuit […]

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HELP WANTED: Research assistants for summer article

May 5, 2014

Professor Wirtz, formerly a member of the full-time faculty, needs research assistants to help this summer on an article on assisted suicide. Hours are flexible, but assistants must work at least six hours a week. The pay will be a little above the going rate. If interested, contact Wirtz at 208-9439 or wirtzpd@gmail.com.

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Dean Blaze tapped to chair Access to Justice Commission

April 28, 2014

Dean Doug Blaze has been appointed chair of the state Access to Justice Commission. Blaze has been a member of the commission since its inception in April 2009. He will serve as chair until March 31, 2016. The Access to Justice Commission was created by the Tennessee Supreme Court to develop and implement a strategic plan […]

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UT Law Graduates Fare Well in ABA Employment Survey

April 21, 2014

Recent UT College of Law graduates fare better than law graduates nationwide when it comes to being employed in full-time jobs requiring bar passage. UT law graduates are also more likely than their counterparts nationwide to be employed in private practice law firms. Those are among the result in a recent survey of Class of […]

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Welcome 2014–2015 Moot Court Executive Board

April 21, 2014

Please join us in congratulating the 2014–2015 Moot Court Executive Board Members. Chair: Liz Anne Bowden Vice Chair for Jenkins: Stephanie Sparr Vice Chair for Advocates’ Prize: Tim Jones Vice Chair for Public Relations: Natalie Greene Secretary: Miriam Johnson Treasurer: Eileen Forsythe

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Visit UT Law on April 15

April 14, 2014

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 […]

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Students sought for American Inns of Court

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 […]

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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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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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