TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 24, 2014

Melanie D. Wilson, professor of law, associate dean for academic affairs, and director of diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law. She will take office July 1, replacing Doug Blaze, who announced his decision earlier this year to return to full-time teaching. Wilson earned her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Her past experience includes clerking for a federal district judge, working as an assistant U.S. attorney, and serving as assistant attorney general for the state of Georgia. Her academic work has focused on criminal prosecution and procedure, including search and seizure, the right to a jury trial and prosecutorial ethics.