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Upcoming Events 

Law School Dean's Tour
Meet the new Law School Dean, Peter Letsou, and fellow Law alumni at the annual Dean's Tour. Learn more about Dean Letsou's vision for the future and how you can be a part of it. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served at each event. RSVP by July 31 to Paula Bethge at or 901-678-4922. The schedule is as follow:

Knoxville, TN
Monday, August 5, 5:30-7:30 pm
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 950 Volunteer Landing Lane

Chattanooga, TN
Tuesday, August 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
Public House, 1110 Market Street

Nashville, TN
Wednesday, August 7, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location TBD

Keep the Celebration going!

Purchase your commemorative 50th Anniversary merchandise here. Available merchandise includes tees, hats, decals, Tervis Tumblers, commemorative posters, bottle stoppers and a documentary of the history of the School of Law. Quantities are limited. Shipping is available. Proceeds benefit the Law Alumni Chapter programs. For more information contact the Alumni Association at or 800/678-TRAX.

Recent Events

Pillars of Excellence Dinner presented by Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, PC
The Chapter honored five Pillars of Excellence from within the Memphis law community including: Marvin Ballin (JD ’63), Marion “Boots” BoydR. Grattan Brown, Jr., Hon. Ronald L. Gilman, and Hon. Charles O. McPherson (BS ’64, JD ’65). The Belz Family was honored as Friends of the Law School. View Photos

Law Alumni Chapter CLE: "All Things Housing"
The Law Alumni Chapter hosted a Continuing Legal Education Seminar in July. Speakers included Sapna Raj, Webb Brewer, Anne Viner, Roger Stone, Donny Blackwell, Lucian Pera and James Stock.

Law Alumni Breakfast
The Law Alumni Chapter recently welcomed new Law School Dean, Peter Letsou during the Tennessee Bar Association’s Annual Convention, the Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee Association for Justice.

Law Spring Reception 
The Law Alumni Chapter, law school faculty, staff and students gathered in mid-April at the home of Judge Childers for an annual spring reception. To view photos from the evening,click here

Law Week Launch Party 
The Law Alumni Chapter will co-hosted the Law Week Launch Party, a gathering of local legal organizations, in Court Square. Canned goods and monetary donations at the event helped support the Mid-South Food Bank.

Race Judicata 5K Run/Walk
The Law alumni chapter recently hosted the Race Judicata at the Mississippi River Park, which benefitted Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS). Memphis Area Legal Services provides free legal service to the elderly and low income families. 

Judicial Reception
The Law Alumni Chapter honored members of the local, state and federal judiciaries in early November. The reception also celebrated the recent bar admittees from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Class of 2012. View photos from the event here.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law 50th Anniversary Celebration
The Law Alumni Chapter and the School of Law celebrated the 50th Anniversary in style in October. Fellow alumni, current and former professors and deans, and members of the legal community enjoyed food from Memphis-area restaurants and music from the decades. Click here for more information and to view photos from the evening.

Law Gala

The Grand Opening Gala in mid-January was an overwhelming success. Many thanks to all of those who attended and who made it happen! For complete information visit


The Law Alumni Chapter funds several student scholarships including the Law Alumni Honor Student Scholarship, the Pillars of Excellence Law Alumni Scholarship, the Law Alumni Scholarship Award, and the Excellence in Legal Education Award. For more information about applying for these scholarships, click here.

Message from Tanja

Click here to view a message from Tanja Thompson (J.D. '97), Past President of the Law Alumni Chapter, that was filmed at the 2011 Vision Forum.

Get Involved!

For more information or to get involved in the Law Alumni Chapter, contact the Alumni Association at or 800/678-TRAX.

Chapter Leadership List

Facebook for Law Alumni

Law alumni are encouraged to join the Law Alumni Chapter's Facebook Group to reconnect and share your latest updates with former classmates. Click here to join this online social networking community.



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