Jul 20, 2024  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Law

Douglas A. Blaze, Dean
Katrice W. Jones Morgan, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs


Best, R., MLS - Florida
Blaze, D.A., JD - Georgetown
Blitt, R.C., LLM - University of Toronto
Cook, J.G., LLM - Yale
Davies, T.Y., JD - Northwestern
Heminway, J.M., JD - New York
Hess, A.M., JD - Virginia
King, J.H., JD - Pennsylvania
Kuney, G.W., JD - California (Hastings)
Leatherman, D.A., LLM - New York
Lloyd, R.M., JD - Michigan
Pierce, C.A., JD - Yale
Plank, T.E., JD - Maryland
Reynolds, G.H., JD - Yale
Rivkin, D.H., JD - Vanderbilt
Sobieski, Jr., J.L., JD - Michigan
Stein, G.M., JD - Columbia
Stephens, O.H., JD - Tennessee
Associate Professors
Aarons, D., JD - UCLA
Bach, WA., JD - New York
Barton, B.H., JD - Michigan
Black, Jr., J.P., JD - Vanderbilt
Cochran, C.R., MS - Tennessee
Collins, C.M., MS - Tennessee
Cornett, J.M., JD - Tennessee
Goodwin, I.J., JD - New York
Hendricks, J.S., JD - Harvard
Higdon, M.J., JD - UNLV
Hirsch, J.M., JD - New York
Jacobs, B.L., JD - Georgia
Long, Alex, JD - William & Mary
Marshall, S.D., JD - Loyola
McKanders, K., JD - Duke
Parker, C.M., JD - Illinois
Price, L., MSLS - Tennessee
Preuss, N.A., JD - Wyoming
Pulsinelli, G.A., JD - California (Boalt Hall)
Schaefer, P., JD - Missouri
Stucke, M., JD - Georgetown
White, P.J., LLM - Georgetown
Williams, P.J., JD - New York
Law   JD
    Advocacy and dispute resolution concentration    
  Business transactions concentration    

The University of Tennessee College of Law commenced operation in 1890 and has continuously sought to provide high quality legal education in a university community.

The principal objective of the college is to prepare students for the practice of law. The college teaches the analytical skills needed to interpret cases and statutes, the ability to communicate effectively, an awareness of the historical growth of the law, a knowledgeable appreciation of the interrelationship of law and society, and the ability to use law as an implement of social change and development. Students are thus equipped to serve their communities not only as advocates and counselors, but as policy makers and active, responsible citizens.

The program of the college has three dimensions – teaching and learning, research into and appraisal of our legal systems and institutions, and service to the community. Each plays a significant role in the college as a modern law center.

The teaching and learning element of legal education at the college involves co-operative classroom interaction between faculty and students in the analytical study of a host of questions and problems found in today’s legal profession. These involve decisional law, statutory interpretation, administrative regulation, techniques of trial and appellate advocacy and dispute resolution, and the roles and responsibilities of the lawyer in advising and representing clients.

The college is also directly involved in providing service to the community. A major element of public service is centered in the Legal Clinic, where students, under the guidance of skilled and experienced licensed practitioners, provide legal services to clients. Additionally, through research, consultation, and other services to legal institutions and groups within the state, the college seeks to participate in the development and improvement of the society in which its students may eventually practice law.

In combination, the direction and objectives of the college lead to the development not of a narrow technician, but of a student of the law with the perspective, breadth, and understanding necessary to accomplish the many tasks assigned by society to the legal profession.

Graduate Programs

The College of Law offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree program; a dual degree program with the College of Business Administration leading to the JD and the Master of Business Administration degree; and a dual degree program with the Department of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, leading to the JD and the Master of Public Administration degree. In addition graduate students may be eligible to take a limited number of law courses to count toward a graduate degree.

Current information regarding admission, financial aid, course requirements, academic policies, extracurricular activities, and student services is available from the Admissions Office, The University of Tennessee College of Law, 1505 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1810 and at the college’s webpage www.law.utk.edu. Completed application should be received before February 1 of the year of requested admission.