UT Award Recognizes Law Student's Pro Bono, Public Interest Work - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 21, 2014

Recent University of Tennessee law graduate Brooke Boyd has been awarded the inaugural Black-Pierce Award, created to honor professors Jerry Black and Carl Pierce who are retiring from the College of Law this summer. Boyd provided 531 hours of pro bono work during her three years of law school and also served as director of UT Pro Bono for 2013–2014. She created a popular pro bono project that provides students the opportunity to work with Knoxville's CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and spent each summer during law school working with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.