Douglas Blaze
UT College Of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Ave Rm 278
Knoxville, TN 37996
Work Phone: (865)974-2521
Fax Phone: (865)974-6595
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Professor Blaze, who received a J.D. summa cum laude degree from Georgetown University, was appointed Dean of the College of Law in 2008. Professor Blaze joined the faculty in 1993 as Director of Clinical Programs. Prior to coming to Tennessee, Professor Blaze was a member of the law faculty at Arizona State University where he helped establish a community-based legal service clinic. He also practiced with the firm of Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, where his practice involved both commercial and tort litigation.

Professor Blaze is a member and former chair of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. He is also very active on various bar committees including the Tennessee Bar Association Access to Justice Committee and the Knoxville Bar Association Access to Justice Initiative. Professor Blaze is co-author of The Law of Negligence in Arizona. His work has been published in the Arizona State, Georgetown, Tennessee, and William & Mary law reviews. Through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Professor Blaze conducts trainings in professional skills for law firms and legal service organizations around the country.

Professor Blaze has received numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Prize from the University of Tennessee. He has also received the Bass, Berry & Sims Award for Outstanding Service to the Bench and Bar, the Harold Warner Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Carden Institutional Service Award. For his efforts to promote equal access to justice in Tennessee, Professor Blaze received the B. Riney Green Award in 2003.

Additional Information

TBA Membership Status: Member : 2015 - 2016
Legal Education: Georgetown
Year Licensed: 1984
Year Licensed in Tennessee: 1993
Other Licenses: Arizona
Section Membership(s): State, Regional and Specialty Organizations, TBA Members