College of Law News

Belmont College of Law Students Selected To Attend 2014 Annual Intellectual Property Law ABA Conference

Washington, D.C., April 2014 – Two Belmont University College of Law students were selected by the American Bar Association to attend the 29th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference.  Phillip Turner was selected as one of twelve law students from ABA accredited schools across the U.S. to attend the conference and manage all of the social media and blog coverage for the three-day conference.  The ABA's Law Student Reporters Program allows law students to attend over 30 continuing legal education (CLE) and keynote events in order to live tweet, blog, and engage with attorneys.  The 29th Annual conference features high-profile speakers and panels covering a wide-variety of intellectual property law topics, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, international law, and more.

Franklin Graves, Class of 2014, attended the conference last year as a Law Student Reporter and will be returning to the conference as the newly appointed Chair of the Communications Subcommittee for the ABA's Section of Intellectual Property Law.  Graves and Turner are members of the Law Student Action Group, which is designed to connect law students with attorneys from around the world to work on ABA projects, writing and drafting assignments, online CLEs, and more.

Law Students Win Regional Trial Advocacy Competition 

LOUISVILLE, March 23, 2014 –  Two trial advocacy teams from Belmont University College of Law competed in the Louisville, KY, regional of the 2014 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Both teams went undefeated until they met each other in the championship round.

Katie Blankenship receives TBA 2014 Law Student Volunteer Award

NASHVILLE, November 11, 2013 –  Katie Blankenship (3L) has been selected by the Tennessee Bar Association as the recipient of the TBA’s 2014 Law Student Volunteer Award.  The Law Student Volunteer Award recognizes a student who has dedicated a substantial amount of time in pro bono services to an organization that is primarily engaged in providing legal representation to the indigent.  Award winners will be honored at the Tennessee Bar Association's 2014 Public Service Luncheon January 18 in Nashville.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is the 2014 Charter Class Commencement Speaker