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.

Immediate Past Chair
Tennessee Secretary of States...
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Immediate Past Chair
FedEx Corporation
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Memphis, TN 38120
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YLD Presents Awards, Hosts Student Leadership Group

The Young Lawyers Division Board met in conjunction with the TBA Leadership Conference this past weekend. In addition to conducting its winter board meeting, the group presented the 2015 CASA Volunteer of the Year Award to Jane Hickman with CASA of Robertson County and recognized several volunteer lawyers for their work. The YLD Diversity Committee also held the opening session for this year’s Diversity Leadership Institute. The class of 18 law students participated in the weekend’s leadership programming and heard from U.S. District Court Judge Pam Reeves on the “10 Commandments of Leadership.” The group will meet again in March and June. See photos from the YLD’s meetings.

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UT Law Will Promote Diversity Through New Position

Katrice W. Jones Morgan was named the University of Tennessee College of Law’s first director of diversity and inclusion. The new position was created as part of Dean Melanie D. Wilson’s initiative to promote diversity at UT Law. Morgan has worked at the College of Law since 2007, previously serving as assistant dean for student affairs before beginning her new role on Aug. 1.

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