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Memphis Law alumni, adjunct professor, and Moot Court team coach Andre Mathis ('07) has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the U.S. Sixth Circuit of Appeals. He was nominated by President Biden in November, 2021. Click here for more information about his confirmation.
donaldMEMPHIS LAW ALUM JUDGE BERNICE DONALD RECEIVES SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR AWARD

Memphis Law alum Judge Bernice B. Donald of the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, has become the first judge competitively selected to receive the highest honor of The National Judicial College, the Sandra Day O’Connor Award. Read more about the award and Judge Donald's impressive accomplishments by clicking here.

ronniePROFESSOR RONNIE GIPSON SOARS INTO AVIATION-FOCUSED SCHOLARSHIP AND EVENTS

Professor Ronnie Gipson recently had his article, "Preserving Public Airports by Stopping Unconstitutional Airport Management," published in the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal in their Summer 2022 issue. Additionally, he also presented twice at the 2022 Experimental Aircraft Association's conference over the summer, with presentations titled "Liability Protection," and "The Legal Perspective on Airport Preservation & Land Use Management," respectively. A copy of his recent article from the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal can be read HERE.

The University of Memphis Law Review is seeking papers and presenters for its Spring 2023 Symposium, "(How Much) Should We Pay Them? The Shifting Legal Landscape of Collegiate Competition." These proposals would explore the many legal issues surrounding collegiate sports in America such as, frameworks for collegiate sports gambling, the resolution of employment and labor disputes, and regulation of name, image, and likeness (NIL) compensation. Click here to learn more about the symposium itself and instructions regarding the submittal of proposals. 

wai-lineMEMPHIS LAW STUDENT WINS ABA WRITING COMPETITION AWARD

Memphis Law student Wai-Lin Danieley recently won 1st place in the American Bar Association 2021-22 Mendes Hershman Writing Contest. Not only did she win the prestigious Mendes Hershman Award, she will also have her piece published in an upcoming version of the ABA's journal, The Business Lawyer.

Memphis Law student and American Constitution Society law school chapter president Elisha Untiedt has been selected as an American Constitution Society 2022 Next Generation Leader (NGL), one of only 22 up-and-coming legal professionals selected for participation in the program. Please click here to learn more about the NGL program and Elisha's inclusion and work to establish a lawyer's chapter of the American Constitution Society here in Memphis in the future.

Memphis Law recently welcomed Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Wally Adeyemo on his visit to Memphis to highlight how Memphis and Shelby County were successful examples of utilizing Emergency Rental Assistance Programs. Click here to read more about his visit to the law school and time with our students.

 

Introducing a new way to experience Memphis Law. Take a virtual tour of our historic home and see for yourself why we were recognized as having the "Best Law School Building" in the nation by the preLaw magazine. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE FULL VIRTUAL TOUR.

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For a full roundup of all upcoming law school events and activities, please visit our informal events blog, On Legal Grounds for the most up-to-date information.