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“Empowering Yourself with a Legal Education from UT” is the theme of a workshop for prospective law students to be held Thursday, March 6, the UT College of Law.

All activities will be held at the College of Law, 1505 West Cumberland Avenue.

The event begins at 11:45 a.m. with registration and networking time with law students and admissions staff in the Cumberland Rotunda.

At 12:30 p.m., prospective law students are invited to attend an informal lunchtime session focusing on the value of a legal education for minority and diverse students. Associate Professor Karla McKanders will share her own career path from Spelman College and Duke University School of Law to private practice, a federal judicial clerkship, and now a faculty position in UT’s nationally regarded legal clinic, where her teaching and research focus on civil rights, immigration, and asylum law and policy.

After the lunch talk, at 1:45 p.m., law students and admissions staff will be on hand to discuss the law school experience and offer tours of the College of Law.

There is no cost to attend, but since lunch will be served, please email or call (865) 974-4131 by Wednesday, March 5, if you plan to attend.

Parking will be validated for participants who park in the Volunteer Hall Parking Garage on White Avenue.

This program is held in collaboration with the Law School Admissions Council’s DiscoverLaw program.


Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034,

Karen Britton, (865) 974-4131,