Tennessee Law School News

Read about new developments at the University of Tennessee College of Law, the Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan School of Law and Belmont University College of Law in this article from the Young Lawyers Division.

Minority Law Student Reception in Knoxville -- The Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) Minority Opportunities Committee, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law will co-host a reception for minority law students on Sept. 27. Area lawyers are asked to volunteer to adopt a student as their "buddy" for the night. The event will be held at Old City Entertainment, 118 S. Central St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero also will be in attendance as a special guest. RSVP to (865) 522-6522 or on the KBA's website

Duncan Announces Scholarships -- Lincoln Memorial University's Duncan School of Law will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified applicants who are Tennessee Department of Children's Services employees, law enforcement officers, municipal employees or current or former members of the military, including the National Guard. Learn more from the News Sentinel
 
Belmont Unveils New Law School Home -- As its second year got underway, Belmont University College of Law unveiled the new Randall and Sadie Baskin Center with a ribbon cutting celebration attended by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Congressman Jim Cooper. The 75,000 square foot, three-story brick and limestone building sits atop a five-level underground garage. The copper-roofed dome features a skylight at the top, which represents the "eye of God" guiding human law, and the building offers four different porticos to represent the four types of law: local, state, federal and God's. Inside, the Baskin Center contains more than a dozen classrooms, a trial courtroom, an appellate courtroom, a two-story law library and more than 20 faculty offices. Read more