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Students: 2014–2015 Scholarships

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 […]

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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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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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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, students speak at RGSJ CLE

May 5, 2014

Professors Dean Rivkin and Judy Cornett recently spoke at “The Nuts and Bolts of Juvenile Justice,” a continuing legal education program sponsored by the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice. Cornett spoke on “Legal Ethics in Juvenile Court” and moderated the panel discussion. Rivkin introduced his Education Law Practicum students Ashley Goins, who presented […]

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Article by Ashkenaz (2L) accepted for publication

April 28, 2014

Mitchell Ashkenaz’s (2L) article, “Man v. Mussel, The Gloves Are Coming Off: Supreme Court Equitable Apportionment And The Tri-State Water Wars,” has been accepted for publication in the University of Denver Water Law Review. The article focuses on the decades-long dispute between Florida, Georgia, and Alabama concerning the proper allocation of fresh water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint […]

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Prince Moot Court team reaches final rounds

April 28, 2014

On March 26, the team of Kyle Rate (3L), Drew Carter (3L), and Casey Dunlap (2L) traveled to Brooklyn Law School to compete in the twenty-ninth annual Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition. After two rounds of intense competition, the team ranked in the top sixteen, thus securing them a place in the final rounds of competition. Although the team […]

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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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Sports and Entertainment Law Society visits Atlanta

April 21, 2014

Last Friday, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society took their second annual members trip to Atlanta to meet with TBS entertainment attorneys Mira Koplovsky and Brenton Hund. On the trip, they also met with Atlanta Braves general counsel Greg Heller and Atlanta Hawks general counsel Scott Wilkinson. To wrap it up, they attended the Braves vs. […]

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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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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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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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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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McReynolds Mock Trial team takes first at nationals

April 1, 2014

Please congratulate the UT Law McReynolds Mock Trial team who placed first in national competition two weeks ago in Washington D.C. Will Lay, Ben Morrell, Kimberly Sterling, and Casey Duhart placed first after two days of tough competition. Also congratulate the second McReynolds team, Matt McDonald, Daniel Whitaker, Sarah Jarrard, and Zach Poteet, who also did a fantastic job at competition receiving sixth place. The […]

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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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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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