Announcements

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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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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Write for the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute’s Writing Competition

April 1, 2014

Law students are invited to enter the 2014 Mid-South Commercial Law Institute’s Writing Competition. The rules for the competition can be found here. The competition offers cash scholarships to the authors of the top three submissions ($3,000, $1,500 and $500 respectively) as well as admission to the 2014 Mid-South Commercial Law Institute and a travel stipend. […]

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Dr. Patrick Juola to speak at UT Law April 2

April 1, 2014

Dr. Patrick Juola, the man whose linguistic analysis proved that J.K. Rowling is the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, a novel published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will speak at the College of Law on Wednesday, April 2, at noon in room 132. His topic will be “Forensic Stylometrics and Linguistic Evidence.”  Dr. Juola is Professor of Computer […]

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Six of TJLP’s ten editors join in 10th anniversary celebration

April 1, 2014

The current members of the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy were joined by six former editors on Saturday evening at a banquet honoring the Journal’s 10th anniversary. Outgoing Editor-in-Chief Anna Swift, founding editor Le Evans,  previous editors Stevie Phillips, Amy Williams, Sally Goade and John Evans  joined dozens of current and former Journal members […]

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Rob McDonald will speak about watershed conservation and urbanization, April 3

April 1, 2014

Rob McDonald, The Nature Conservancy Water on an urban planet: urbanization, drinking water, and source watershed conservation A Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum  Urban growth is increasing the demand for freshwater resources, yet surprisingly the water sources of the world’s large cities have never been globally assessed, hampering efforts to assess the distribution and causes […]

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Apply for fall judicial externships, deadline approaching

March 25, 2014

The College of Law will again offer the judicial externship program during the Fall Semester 2014. Students will be selected by application to extern in judicial chambers during the fall semester. Preference will be given to third-year students. Students interested in applying to participate in the fall judicial externship must present their application to Professor […]

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Support our Knoxville Marathon runners

March 25, 2014

The Knoxville Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 30. Two teams from the College of Law participating in this year’s race. A team of first-year students, consisting of Megan Attanasio, Alé Dalton, Erika Davis, and Jennifer Dobbins (d/b/a Running from the Law) will compete against, inter alia, the faculty team of Lucy Jewel, Alex […]

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Register for the seventh annual 1L Advocacy Idol Competition

March 10, 2014

The Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution announces the upcoming Seventh Annual 1L Advocacy Idol competition scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014, beginning at 5 p.m. in Room 132. Judges from across the state, including appellate judges from Knoxville, Nashville, and Memphis, have confirmed that they will serve as judges in this year’s competition. The first-year […]

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Jenkins Trial Competition final round Mar. 12

March 10, 2014

The Moot Court Board invites you to attend the final round of the College of Law’s 2014 Jenkins Trial Competition on Wednesday, Mar. 12 at 6 p.m. in room 237. This year’s trial is a criminal action in which the State of Lone Star asserts that Defendant Kelly Taylor murdered Rob Canas, a state district […]

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Research assistant needed

March 10, 2014

Professor Michael Higdon is seeking a research assistant to help with two projects relating to sex and the law.  These projects are 1) the constitutionality of male circumcision and 2) the relationship between sex sting operations and entrapment. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Professor Higdon at mhigdon3@utk.edu. Estimated workload […]

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Congratulations to LawMeets on winning regionals

March 10, 2014

The LawMeets team won their regional completion at the University of Georgia. Now, they will compete at the National level on April 3-4, in New York City at the headquarters of Sullivan and Cromwell.  This year’s team consists of: Michael Crowder; Todd Skelton; Alexander Williams; along with Brooke Baird; Michael Crum; Elizabeth Clippard; and Ryan […]

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Jarrod Blue competes in Animal Law Competition

March 3, 2014

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 […]

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Sex Week comes to the College of Law

March 3, 2014

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 […]

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