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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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Jessup International Moot Court team returned from competition

March 25, 2014

On the weekend of March 8, the Jessup International Moot Court team consisting of members Stephanie Sparr, Tim Jones, Christina Moradian, and Alexandria Hartill competed in the qualifying rounds in New Orleans, LA. The faculty member presiding over the Jessup Moot Court team is Professor Blitt and our coach is attorney Luke McLaurin. The team […]

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TJLP selects editor in chief and managing editor

March 25, 2014

The Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy is proud to announce that Jason Collver has been selected to serve as Editor in Chief and Megan Duthie has been selected to serve as Managing Editor for the 2014-15 academic year. Jason and Megan will select and announce their remaining Board members before March 29, when the […]

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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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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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LSAC Diversity Writing Competition submissions due May 1

March 3, 2014

Students interested in diversity issues should consider submitting a paper for the LSAC Diversity Writing Competition. The deadline for submission is May 1. More information about the competition is available here.

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Lisa Cole will meet with Law Women Feb. 25

February 24, 2014

Lisa Cole, a 1993 graduate of the UT College of Law, will meet with Law Women and other interested students on Feb. 25 to discuss her pathway to success in firm leadership and maintaining balance in service to family and community. An informal lunch session will take place immediately following the Business of Practicing Law session in the […]

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Student debt management expert to visit Feb. 27

February 24, 2014

Concerned about your law school debt? Jeffrey E. Hanson, a national authority on financial literacy, borrower education and debt management for law students, will be at the College of Law on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.  All interested students are invited to a free one-hour session in Room 242 from noon until 1 p.m. on taking […]

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