Nashville School of Law

NSL Celebrates the Class of 2021

Law school is a game of endurance. Survive four years of classes, reading, case briefs, study groups, and tests and you are rewarded with a law degree. For the Nashville School of Law class of 2021, life threw in a global pandemic to keep things even more interesting.

So, it is easy to see why there was a special measure of joy in the room as the class of 2021 crossed the stage and received their diplomas in front of a ballroom full of socially distanced friends and family, the first such gathering the School has had in two years.

Former Federal Judge and NSL Faculty member Todd Campbell dies at 64

Judge Todd J. Campbell
1956-2021

Judge Todd Campbell, who taught a Federal Courts class at Nashville School of Law from 2006 to 2015, died Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Judge Campbell served in the U.S District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee from 1995-2016. Dozens of Nashville School of Law students have benefitted from the Todd J. Campbell/Middle District Court scholarship, which is given each year to deserving students.

A Nashville native, Campbell was a graduate of McGavock High School, Vanderbilt, and earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He stepped down from the bench amid his battle with multiple system atrophy. in 2016.

The Tennessean has more details about his life and career.

NSL Legal Aid Society Elects 2021-22 Officers

Congratulations to these officers, who were elected to serve for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • President – Dillon Sykes
  • Vice President – Elizabeth Kunkel
  • Secretary – Kati Coats
  • Communications Director – Lexz Bouchard

The Legal Aid Society is a great way to get hands-on legal experience at a time and place that is convenient for you. Multiple opportunities for clinics and other activities are offered each month. To find out more, email the Nashville School of Law Legal Aid Society.

Spring Final Exams Will be In Person

All spring final exams will be held in person at the School. This is in order to ensure exam security and efficient administration of more than 1000 individual exams throughout the three-week exam period.

All exams will be socially distanced and masks are required.

The date for the Evidence & Renmidies exams has been changed to May 4.

The complete exam schedule is available here.

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