ALUMNI & SUPPORT
These are exciting days to be a graduate of Memphis Law. If you have not already heard:
- The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law recently launched Esq.Build, our very own Solo Practitioner Incubator program. We partnered with the Memphis Bar Association and a local program called the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to launch this program in the fall of 2013 for new attorneys who are in their first three years of practice to receive training regarding not only how to practice law, but how to manage a law office. Participants receive office space at a greatly reduced price, mentoring from local attorneys as well as retired business executives in the community, CLE offerings and a variety of training services to assist them in learning how to start and run a solo or small law practice.
- Memphis Law has a new Health Law Institute that launched this academic year. It is led by Professor Amy Campbell. The Health Law Institute has a goal of becoming a regionally, and nationally, recognized center for health law and policy, focusing on education and a strong health law curriculum that has traditional doctrinal courses, but also emphasizes practical skills and learning experiences with the rich health law community in the Mid-South region around Memphis.
- The Health Law Institute has already held an extremely successful Symposium entitled Race, Research, and Rights: The Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, which featured famed civil rights attorney Fred Gray as a keynote speaker. Several panels composed of local and regional legal and medical experts followed the keynote address and focused on the legacy of Tuskegee among African-Americans, and other ethnic & racial minorities, in research and treatment settings, with a focus on the Memphis / Shelby County community and featuring local experts from the University of Memphis and the community.
- The National Jurist ranked the University of Memphis School of Law as one of the Best Value Law Schools in the nation in its new rankings. Memphis Law scored an A- in the new rankings, thanks to our high bar passage rates, affordable tuition, average debt upon graduation, employment rate, and our extremely attractive cost of living.
- The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Duberstein Moot Court Team recently won Best Brief and a Finalist Award in the National Duberstein Moot Court Competition sponsored by St. John's University School of Law in New York City. Prior to this competition, the team competed in the Hon. Lloyd d. George Moot Court Competition in Las Vegas. The team won that competition and Ms. Manning was named Best Oral Advocate. Click here to read more>>
- We encourage you to stay connected with the law school and your classmates through our University of Memphis Law Alumni Chapter. Each year, the chapter sponsors special events and continuing education opportunities.