The Public Action Law Society hosted a very successful Alternative Spring Break program in March 2011. View a video recap.
PALS will be hosting its second annual program March 5-9, 2012 with project tracks
in immigration, mental health, pro se divorce, and legislative drafting. For more
information contact Ben Wilkins.
Samantha Bennett, Janelle Crandall, Isaac Kimes, Allison McKnight and James Olsen (3L students) are among 15 students from four law schools in Tennessee who participated
in the TN Bar Association’s inaugural Diversity Leadership Institute.
The Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) held its annual Banquet and Silent Auction
in February at the Racquet Club. Jennifer D. Haile (JD 11), Amanda Floyd (3L), Jessica Farmer (3L), Madeline Bertasi (3L) and Elisabeth Toecker (3L) were awarded scholarships as a result of their hard work and service.
Angela Harris (3L) was a finalist for the University of Memphis Distinguished Service Award for
her considerable activities in organizing and helping to implement public service
projects at the law school.
Louisville, Kentucky-based firm Tarrant & Combs created the Benjamin L. Hooks Scholarship at Memphis Law. Intended to promote diversity, the scholarship provides full tuition,
supplies, and the opportunity to work as a summer associate at the firm. Corey Strong (1L) is the first recipient of the Scholarship. Read about it in The Commercial Appeal.
Matthew Kernodle (3L) successfully completed the Law Student Judicial Internship Program. Matthew
was selected to intern with Madison County Circuit Court Judge Roger Page during the
summer of 2011.
Neely Campbell (3L) joined Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis, LLP as a Schola2Juris apprentice for the
fall semester. More information about the program can be found on the firm’s website.