Nashville School of Law

SPARK: Love of Law Overcomes Cultural Shock

Republished with permission from Tennessee Bar Journal

By Suzanne Craig Robertson

When Leticia Mason’s husband was transferred by his employer Caterpillar Financial from Mexico City to Nashville, Leticia wasn’t worried. They didn’t have children then and as a lawyer she knew she could get a job; they saw it as an adventure. “I didn’t give it a big thought,” she says. “When a lawyer moves from the U.S. to Mexico he may not be able to go to the courts but would be able to get a good job, making money as an attorney.”

Juvenile Court Organization Honors Alumna Kinkead

Leslie Barrett Kinkead, the longtime coordinator of the Tennessee Court Improvement Program at the Administrative Office of the Courts, and an alumna of the School, was recognized for her decades of service recently at a statewide conference for juvenile court professionals.