TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 1, 2014

University of Tennessee College of Law student Ben Morrell was named the 2014 Advocacy Idol in the school’s First-Year Advocacy Competition. The competition is sponsored by the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and the Moot Court Board, and is funded by alumnus and former adjunct professor Michael Galligan, a partner at Galligan and Newman in McMinnville. Judges from across the state, including Court of Criminal Appeals Judges Jeff Bivins, Camille McMullen and Roger Page; Circuit Court Judges Tammy Harrington and Ben Hooper; General Sessions Judges Chuck Cerney and Robert Headrick; Juvenile Judge Brandon Fisher; and Knoxville Municipal Judge John Rosson – presided over the rounds in which 22 first-year students put their advocacy skills to the test.