University of Tennessee College of Law

University of Tennessee College of Law
Admissions Office, 1505 W. Cumberland Avenue, Suite 161, Knoxville, TN 37996-1810, USA
Phone: 865.974.4131 | Fax: 865.974.1572
Email: lawadmit@utk.edu | Website: law.utk.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

The University of Tennessee includes sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination statement. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at the University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this nondiscrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

The College of Law provides equal opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty and employees, with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The College of Law pursues the principle of providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The College of Law communicates to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the firm expectation that the employer will observe principles of equal opportunity pursuant to AALS policies.

The University of Tennessee College of Law is a member of the National Association for Law Placement and subscribes to NALP’s principles and standards of law placement and recruitment activities.

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

The University of Tennessee includes sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination statement. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at the University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this nondiscrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

The College of Law provides equal opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty and employees, with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The College of Law pursues the principle of providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The College of Law communicates to each employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the firm expectation that the employer will observe principles of equal opportunity pursuant to AALS policies.

The University of Tennessee College of Law is a member of the National Association for Law Placement and subscribes to NALP’s principles and standards of law placement and recruitment activities.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

For information about Lambda or any other student organization at the University of Tennessee College of Law, contact

Katrice Morgan
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 865.974.6790

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Michael Higdon
Associate Professor of Law
Phone: 865.974.2393
Email: mhigdon3@utk.edu

Wendy Bach
Associate Professor of Law
Phone: 865.974.6772
Email: wbach@utk.edu

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Melanie D. Wilson
Dean
Phone: 865.974.2521

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

No

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Benefits provided to all married persons.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

No