UT Law Profs, Student Honored at Chancellor's Banquet

University of Tennessee College of Law professors Penny White and Becky Jacobs, and student Todd Skelton were honored at the 2012 UT Chancellor's Honors Banquet this week. White, who is director of the school's Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, was named Outstanding Teacher and presented with the Jefferson Prize, which recognizes faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and creative activity. Jacobs, who is director of the college's Mediation Clinic, received the Excellence in Academic Outreach Award for her work as a civil mediator and mentor for attorneys pursuing mediator certification. Skelton, a 2L, won an award for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service. As president of the Graduate Student Senate, he organized the first-ever Graduate Student Town Hall and has worked to increase graduate student participation in campus governance. Read more in this week's issue of the Informant