Admissions

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Take a fresh look at The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and discover what continues to drive us forward. Whether it's our location, faculty, diversity, success, great value or ability to make a difference in Memphis, we are delighted to share with you all that Memphis Law has to offer.  

Memphis is a city known for doing things its own way and at Memphis Law, we're driven to do the same. We look at legal education differently to help you learn, grow and find success in your chosen field. Please scroll below to learn a bit more or reach out to our admissions team if you have any questions.

Your Admissions Team

Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean for Law Admissions, Recruiting, & Scholarships, Phone: (901) 678-5403, Office: Law 253
Kara Bowen, Assistant Director for Law Admissions; Phone (901) 678-5403; Office: Law 254
Penny Rogers, Administrative Assistant, Law Admissions, Phone: (901) 678-5403, Office: Law 252

Contact our Office of Admissions for more information, take a look at our official Viewbook, or Apply Today if you're ready to join the Memphis Law community! 

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  • "The Best Law School Building" in the country according to preLaw Magazine and the National Jurist.
  • An 88% overall employment rate for graduates*.
  • Ranked as a "Best Value" law school by preLaw Magazine.
  • The Most Diverse Law School in Tennessee and the Most Diverse in the five-state Mid-South region.
  • Memphis is a TOP 25 (#4) city where millenials are moving, according to Time Magazine.

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  • A student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1
  • Our curriculum is designed to serve both the student who has an interest or passion for a particular speciality, as well as the student who is seeking a more general legal education.
  • 110+ areas of expertise represented by our faculty.
  • 321 cumulative years of experience teaching at Memphis Law by our faculty.
  • Average age of a Memphis Law professor is 49 years old, with 1/3 of our faculty being under 40

 

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  • Memphis is consistently ranked as one of the "Most Affordable" cities in the U.S.
  • "Memphis is the next hot Southern city" according to Travel & Leisure Magazine.
  • Memphis Law's downtown location puts us within walking distance from state and federal courts, numerous government offices and law firms.
  • Memphis Law's downtown location puts us within walking distance from state and federal courts, numerous government offices and law firms.
  • Our alumni community is one of our strongest assets. 
    • Two out of Five TN Supreme Court Justices are Memphis Law alumni.
    • 44 partners/shareholders at 3 of the largest firms in Memphis are Memphis Law alumni.
    • Approximately 25% of trial judges in TN are from Memphis Law.

 

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  • Our Clinics and Externships provide our students with hands-on experience in the legal arena.
    • Student attorneys in our Neighborhood Preservation Clinic filed more than 100 lawsuits and represented the City of Memphis in more than 1000 cases in Environmental Court in 2016-18.
    • In less than three years, our Medical Legal Partnership with Le Bonheur Children's Hospital has resulted in 1,016 referrals to our MLP Clinic from over 20 different departments at the hospital.
    • Students in our Housing Adjudication Clinic presided over 60 appeals in 2017-18.
  • Over 125 students were placed in a legal externship last year.
  • An 88% overall employment rate for graduates*.
  • Our location in the heart of downtown and the legal community allows us to develop unique and innovative partnerships throughout a variety of sectors and industries.

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Important Contacts

  • Sue Ann McClellan, Assistant Dean for Law Admissions, Recruiting, & Scholarships, Phone: (901) 678-5403, Office: Law 253
  • Kara Phillips, Assistant Director for Law Admissions; Phone (901) 678-5403; Office: Law 252
  • Demetria Frank,  Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity, Phone: (901) 678-4948
  • Penny Rogers, Administrative Assistant, Law Admissions, Phone: (901) 678-5403, Office: Law 252