Several Memphis Law faculty have recently been appointed or elected to serve on a variety of national organizations. From professional journals to government commissions, our professors are at the forefront of a number of national efforts. 

Professor Demetria Frank was recently appointed to the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan, independent commission of the United States federal government, created in 1957, that is charged with the responsibility for investigating, reporting on, and making recommendations concerning civil rights issues in the United States.

Professor Donna Harkness was chosen to serve as Co-Executive Editor of the NAELA Journal, the flagship publication of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, which publishes substantive articles covering a wide range of elder and special needs law topics.

Professor DeShun Harris was elected President of the Association of Academic Support Educators, which includes academic and bar support experts from around the nation.

Professor Lynda Black was elected by the Faculty Athletics Representatives of the American Athletic Conference (AAC) to represent the AAC in 1A FAR (a national organization comprising FARs from each of the athletic conferences competing in Division 1 college athletics in the Football Bowl Subdivision).

Professor Daniel Schaffzin began his term as Immediate Past President of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), the largest independent organization of law professors in the country.