University of Tennessee College of Law

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The University of Tennessee College of Law
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Parent school University of Tennessee
Established1890
School typePublic
Parent endowment$1.072 billion (2014) [1]
Dean Doug Blaze (interim)
Location Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
35°57′30″N83°55′46″W / 35.9582°N 83.9294°W / 35.9582; -83.9294 Coordinates: 35°57′30″N83°55′46″W / 35.9582°N 83.9294°W / 35.9582; -83.9294
Enrollment460
Faculty43
USNWR ranking60 (2022) [2]
Website www.law.utk.edu
ABA profile UT ABA profile

The University of Tennessee College of Law is the law school of the University of Tennessee located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Founded in 1890, the College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Curriculum and facilities

The University of Tennessee College of Law curriculum includes the Juris Doctor (J.D.) which offers academic concentrations in two areas, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution [3] and Business Transactions. [4]

The College of Law also offers dual degree programs in law and business, law and philosophy, law and public health, and law and public administration.

The Haslam College of Business and the College of Law offer a credit-sharing program leading to the conferral of both the Doctor of Jurisprudence and the Master of Business Administration degrees. [5]

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Law offer a credit-sharing program leading to the conferral of both the Master of Arts in Philosophy and the Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. [6]

The Department of Public Health in the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences and the College of Law offer a credit-sharing program leading to the conferral of both the Master of Public Health and the Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. [7]

The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Law offer a credit-sharing program leading to the conferral of both the Master of Public Administration and the Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees. [8]

Library

The 110,000-square-foot George C. Taylor Law Center completed in 1997 is located on Cumberland Avenue, four blocks from downtown Knoxville.

Clinical programs

The College of Law's Advocacy Clinic is the longest continuously operating for-credit clinic in the country. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Tennessee's clinical programs 10th nationally among public institutions' clinical programs.

Statistics

Admissions

For the 2019 entering class, the College of Law had 1.042 applications, 358 were admitted out of which 126 matriculated. The median LSAT score was 159, and the median GPA was 3.65. The 75% to 25% ranges for LSAT and GPA were 161 to 156 and 3.85 to 3.32. [9]

Post-graduation employment

According to the College of Law's official 2019 ABA-required disclosures, 99 of 106 graduates of the class of 2018 obtained full-time, long-term, bar passage-required employment nine months after graduation. [10]

Costs

The total cost of attendance (indicating the cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses) at the College of Law for the 2019-2020 academic year is $40,660 for Tennessee residents and $59,334 for non-residents. [11]

The Law School Transparency estimated debt-financed cost of attendance for three years is $146,655. [12]

Notable alumni

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