University of Tennessee--Knoxville

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1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996

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#72 Best Law Schools


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The College of Law at University of Tennessee has an application deadline of February 1. The full-time program application fee at the College of Law at University of Tennessee is $15. Its tuition is full-time: $18,962 per year (in-state) and full-time: $37,706 per year (out-of-state). The student-faculty ratio is 12.5:1. The College of Law at University of Tennessee has 78 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

At the University of Tennessee—Knoxville College of Law, students have the option to focus their educations through curricular concentrations in either transactional law or advocacy and dispute resolution. For students interested in pairing their J.D.’s with another degree, the UT College of Law offers dual degree programs such as a J.D./M.B.A. in conjunction with the UT Graduate School of Business and a J.D./M.P.A. (master of public administration) in conjunction with the UT Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts.

UT law students can get hands-on legal training through a variety of clinics, including the Business Law Clinic, the Domestic Violence Clinic, and the Environmental Law Clinic. Students can also get a personal feel for the legal industry through school-coordinated mentor relationships with legal professionals. There may also be opportunities to get involved through school-run centers and institutes, including the Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution and the Center for Entrepreneurial Law.

To get involved outside of class, students might participate in the school’s Moot Court program or can consider working for one of several law journals, including the Tennessee Law Review, Transactions: Tennessee Journal of Business Law, and the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender & Social Justice. For students interested in spending some time away from Tennessee, the UT College of Law permits second- and third-year law students to take up to eight credits at certain foreign institutions.

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Year founded 1890
Public/private Public
Law school designation Regional


Application deadline February 1
Full-time program application fee $15
Part-time program application fee N/A
Admissions phone (865) 974-4131
Admissions email


Full- and part-time faculty 78
Student-faculty ratio 12.5:1
Total faculty 94

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 442
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)
J.D. candidates graduating in 2012-2013 167


Tuition and fees

full-time: $18,962 per year (in-state)
full-time: $37,706 per year (out-of-state)

Room and board $12,008


Employed at graduation2 41.3%
Median private sector starting salary $75,000
Median public service starting salary $45,375


Total volumes and volume equivalents 578,984

* Law School Overview details based on 2013 data

2. Represents the percentage of all 2012 graduates who had a full-time job lasting at least a year for which bar passage was required or a J.D. degree was an advantage. These employment rates are part of the data on placement success used to determine a school’s ranking.

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