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University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:58 pm
by TLS_user
Law School Programs >> Tennessee Law Schools

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University of Tennessee College of Law is located in Knoxville, TN. It appears on the Top Law Schools Rankings page.

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Visit 03/18/07

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:54 pm
by orangeswarm
So I visited this past weekend (Sunday) and most of the students were still gone for spring break.

First off, the law school was awesome. It was very modern, lots of natural light, and looked more-than-large enough to handle the 400 or so students.

I met a 1L in the lounge area and he offered to show me around the school. Now this may not mean much to you, but he left his laptop, car keys, cell-phone and everything else sitting in the middle of the common area. When asked, he said that he never had to worry about anyone taking someone else's stuff.

He showed me all of the law school that was open, but many of the administrative offices were closed because of the weekend (no big deal, I won't spend my time there anyway). The library was really nice and there were plenty of areas set aside to study.

He told me the students were great and that the school has a pretty laid back atmosphere. In fact, the law review is mostly, if not all, write-on (which surely brings down some of the competition).

Apparently a lot of his friends had 1L summer jobs already lined up (mostly in the state), but he was planning on doing a research project for a professor. He did not seemed to be concerned at all with the career prospects coming out of UTK.

The city was pretty nice, but I didn't spend much time there. I had another visit to go to in Nashville. All-in-all, I was definitely impressed. UTK is in the state I want to practice and my wife has family there. Needless to say, the visit really moved Tenn to the top of my list.

If anyone has any specific questions, let me know and I'll see if I can answer them.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:26 pm
by salb3039
Find out what the deal is with law students and student tickets for Vols football :)

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:17 pm
by orangeswarm
Passing up some pretty high t1 schools to go to UT, I definitely have tried to keep from letting rankings weigh to heavily on my decision. However, since I have decided on UT, it was nice to see them move up a couple spots to #53 today.

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:48 am
by orangeswarm
For anyone interested, their is a facebook group for this years entering class. "Tennessee Law Class of 2010" http://tennessee.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2261985336

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:41 am
by optimusbjork
I'm a 1L at UTK and will be happy to answer any questions about the school over these next few weeks.

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:48 am
by williambrianlondon
How do you like Knoxville as a city?

I'm from closer to Nashville, and I love Nashville.

I've also lived in Memphis for several years, and there's a lot to do here, as well.


What do you do in your free time (if you actually have it)?

Are there cool bars? Good restaurants?

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:31 am
by orangeswarm
Knoxville isn't too bad. It certainly isn't a Nashville or Memphis, but it is a great college town.

There are plenty of cool bars and restaurants to keep you busy.

When I have free time...............I go to Nashville :wink:




If you are planning on working in TN after graduation, I would definitely say UT is extremely well respected and has a great reputation in the area.

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:37 pm
by Moniqueluv
Does anyone know how UT does in Atlanta as far as job prospects?

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:01 pm
by williambrianlondon
I would guess poorly, since T14 and Emory will compete for BigLaw jobs there, and then there are also UGA and Georgia State Grads also in the market.

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:49 pm
by orangeswarm
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Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:58 pm
by williambrianlondon
pwned by patrick bateman

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:11 pm
by orangeswarm
haha

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:01 pm
by RudyGay
undergrad at utk right now.. where do the law sudents go out? old city?

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:56 pm
by orangeswarm
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Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:59 pm
by dyermaker16
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Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:17 pm
by orangeswarm
haha, very true

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:32 pm
by escobarsonlam
oh hey paul, i don't know why but i kept thinking you were at kentucky or vandy. just curious but what was the big factor that made you opt out of higher ranked T1 schools in favor of tenn, a supposed inferior school (rankings wise of course).

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:24 pm
by orangeswarm
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Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:47 am
by jatuab
I'm going! Anyone else joining me?

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:31 am
by standre2008
Im waiting on a decision from Emory(though I applied pretty late) before I make a decision, but I've heard Knoxville is a great school. Hopefully I get something before the 15th..

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:23 am
by jatuab
Haha, that's the position I was in a week ago. Emory fell through, so I guess I'll be a Volunteer come August!

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:54 pm
by atsumner
Still waiting for UNC and Wake Forest, but for now I'll be in Knoxville next year.

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:08 pm
by RudyGay
btw tennessee students have to pay for football tickets now

Re: University of Tennessee College of Law

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:37 pm
by standre2008
paying for football tickets will be the least of my concerns if im at knoxville this fall...