Longtime City of Clarksville Municipal Court Judge Charles W. Smith was named the 2019 recipient of the Sharon G. Lee Award of Excellence at the most recent meeting of the Tennessee Municipal Court Judges Conference.
The 2019-20 Class & Exam schedule is available here.
The School will share more information about our newest faculty members – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark, intellectual property attorney Ed Lanquist, Jr., and Music Row attorneys Jonathan Motley and Scott Safford – soon. Also, the School welcomes back Federal Judge Joe Brown.
Nashville School of Law President and Dean and former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William C. Koch, Jr. will be honored in June with the Tennessee Bar Association’s prestigious Justice Frank F. Drowota III Award.
Named in honor of former Tennessee Chief Justice Frank Drowota, the award is the TBA’s highest honor given for service to the judiciary and has been presented annually for more than a decade. Koch was chosen for his decades of service to the legal profession in Tennessee, including his local and national leadership of the American Inns of Court, as well as his work as chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force.
In that role, he led an extensive listening tour that included nine public meetings and resulted in a comprehensive report with recommendations that led to additional funding for lasting and important changes around the state.
Koch earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School. He received his LL.M. in Judicial Process from University of Virginia School of Law.