Future students are encouraged to contact one of our current students listed below
to answer questions about their experience at Memphis Law. Each student has a unique
story and can help you determine whether Memphis Law is the right place for your legal
education. This may be particularly helpful if you are unable to visit Memphis Law.
We strongly encourage all prospective students to visit the school before making an
enrollment decision. You may contact Assistant Dean of Admissions to arrange to meet with a current student during your visit to Memphis Law.
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University
Interested in: Transactional law and commercial litigation
Involvement: Law Review, Research Assistant to Professor Daniel Kiel
Dream Legal Job: Working with complex transactions and large businesses while serving
"The academic environment at the Memphis Law is top-notch, mostly because of the faculty.
The professors are knowledgeable, experienced, passionate, and always accessible."
Sandra A. Newcombe
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston and University of Memphis
Interested in: International Law, Public Interest, Human Rights
Involvement: University of Memphis Law Review, Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant,
Freshman Moot Court, and Student Ambassador.
Dream Legal Job: Legal adviser for U.S. Department of State
“The people are my favorite part of the law school. The law school staff, administration,
and faculty are easily accessible, approachable, and committed to helping students
succeed in law school. I feel that I am part of the Memphis Law family because of
its great people.”
Kenneth M. Walker II
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Undergraduate Institution: University of Memphis
Interested in: Medical Malpractice Defense
Involvement: Associate Chief Justice of Moot Court Board, Student Honor Council, Black
Law Students Association, Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Team, and Student Ambassador
Dream Legal Job: Build a successful practice defending medical providers and serve
the Memphis community.
"The best part of Memphis Law is the administration. I have never been in place where
everyone is so willing to address concerns, answer questions, and aid in the success
of my legal education."
James W. Cobb
Hometown: Fairview, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Austin Peay State University
Interested in: Business mergers and acquisitions and medical malpractice
Involvement: Secretary for the Honor Council, Research Assistant, Student Ambassador,
Professional Liaison for Black Law Student Association, Public Action Law Society
& the International Law Society.
Dream Legal Job: Working at a firm that assists with medical malpractice or workers
compensation cases, or a firm that focuses on corporate mergers & acquisitions and
“Memphis Law is a bridge of opportunity, providing me with a valuable education and
fully preparing me for success in the years to come. My professors continually enlighten
and push me to excel. It is amazing to see my personal growth and knowledge since
beginning this journey.”
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate Institution: Middle Tennessee State University
Interested in: Criminal and family law
Involvement: Memphis Moot Court Board, Black Law Students Association, Inns of Court
Pupil, American Bar Association Arbitration Team, and the Association of Women Attorneys
Dream Legal Job: District Attorney General
“My favorite part of law school is the diverse setting. I have had the opportunity
to meet people from all walks of life. The diverse setting has helped me to grow in
a way that might have not happened had I chosen another institution.”