Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This committee works to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, engaging in activities that promote the profession in the pipeline, promoting recruitment of diverse professionals, and developing diverse individuals within the profession.

Co-Chair
Tennessee Secretary of States...
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)741-4469
Co-Chair
FedEx Corporation
942 South Shady Grove Road, Ste. 248
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)818-7306
Immediate Past Chair
Clerk & Master Chancery Court
1 Public Square Ste 308
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)862-5710

Belmont Student Receives Birch Scholarship

Second-year Belmont University College of Law student Orlando Jarmaine Watson has received the 2014 Justice Adolpho A. Birch Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The award will support Watson’s judicial internship this summer with Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Mark J. Fishburn. The scholarship is supported by the Adolpho A. Birch Jr. Legal Education Fund as a way to honor the late justice's commitment to academic excellence, public service and diversity in the legal and judicial professions. Watson is a member of the school’s American Inn of Court, Legal Aid Society and Black Law Student Organization, and coordinator of the Street Law Project. Read more in this press release from the Tennessee Judicial Conference Foundation.

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KBA Hosts Minority Law Student Reception Sept. 30

The Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) has partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Law and the LMU Duncan School of Law to host its annual Minority Law Student Reception. This year’s event will take place Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Southern Depot, 318 W. Depot Ave. in downtown Knoxville. Phyllis Y. Nichols, president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League will be the guest speaker. RSVP online or by calling (865) 522-6522 by Sept. 29. Law students interested in being paired with a practicing lawyer for the event should contact the KBA by Sept. 15.

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