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Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter

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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.

Upcoming Event

Ten Year Reunion for Class of 2005
Saturday, June 20, 5:30 pm
Cecil C. Humphrey's School of Law
Save the date for a meet & greet reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails! Tickets are $50 each. Please contact or 901-678-2461 for more information.

Recent Events

Law Alumni Chapter Annual Spring Reception
The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter held a reception for faculty, personnel, student leaders, board members and former presidents of the Law Alumni Chapter. Special thanks to Vickie and Stephen Jones for hosting the reception in their home.

Emerging Issues in Health Law CLE
The U of M Law Alumni Chapter, the MBA Health Law Section and the U of M Institute for Health Law & Policy held a Continuing Education Seminar on Friday, November 21 at the U of M Law School. The program included sessions on topics such as Physician and Hospital Integration, Physician Contracting, Risk Reduction, Futile Care and the Aging Client/Patient, a panel discussion on Issues affecting Medical and Legal Professionals in the Mid-South, an Update to the Affordable Care Act, and a keynote address by Robert Waller, M.D., President Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Health System. Thank you to our sponsors Alpha Reporting, BankTennessee, Insurance Planning & Service Company, Inc., Methodist Healthcare and Wellness First.

Law Alumni Judicial Reception
The Law Chapter honored Federal, State and Local Judiciaries and the 2014 Graduates of the Law School at a reception at Memphis City Hall on November 6.

Law Alumni Back to School Reception
The Law Alumni Chapter, law school faculty, staff and students gathered in late August at the home of Peter Letsou, Dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, for an annual Back to School reception. View Photos

Pillars of Excellence Dinner
Presented by Black McLaren Jones Ryland & Griffee, P.C.
The Chapter honored six Pillars of Excellence from within the Memphis law community including: Hon. Arthur T. Bennett, Hon. David R. Farmer (BBA '63, JD '66), Albert C. Harvey, Charles F. Newman, Max Shelton, and Maurice Wexler. Jim Gilliland was recognized as Friend of the Law School. View Photos

In 2013, the Chapter honored 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 Week Launch Party 
The Law Alumni Chapter sponsored 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.

Law Spring Reception 
The Law Alumni Chapter, law school faculty, staff and students gathered in mid-April at the home of Chapter President Hunter Humphreys for an annual spring reception. View Photos

Law Alumni Chapter CLE
Friday, November 22
The Law Alumni Chapter hosted the Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Trial Skills: The Basics from Veterans. Speakers included Gary K. Smith, David Cook, Rusty Reviere, Steve E. Farese, Sr., Leo Bearman, Jr., and Tim R. Discenza.

Law Alumni Chapter Judicial Reception
Thursday, November 7
The Law Alumni Chapter honored federal, state and local judiciaries and the 2013 Graduates of the School of Law at a wonderful reception held at the Shelby County Courthouse. View Photos

Race Judicata 5K Run/Walk
The Law Alumni Chapter sponsored 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. 

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. View Photos

Get Involved!

Watch this video by President Vickie Hardy-Jones (JD '96), recorded at Vision Forum 2014, to learn more about the Law Alumni Chapter and how you can get involved!


For more information or to get involved in the Law Alumni Chapter, contact Alumni Coordinator Kaylee Heathcott Pierce at or 901-678-2905.

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