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College of Law Julian Blackshear, Jr. Scholarship Gala

Each year we gather for this signature event to honor our distinguished alumnus, Julian Blackshear, Jr., one of our first African American graduates, and in doing so we also celebrate the College of Law’s strong and enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion. A portion of each registration is a non-refundable, tax-deductible donation to the Julian Blackshear Scholarship Fund. 

We hope you will join the University of Tennessee College of Law and UT Law’s Black Law Students Association for this year’s gala featuring keynote speaker David Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry at Harvard Law School.

Through the online registration, you may purchase individual tickets for $75 per person or select from one of the following sponsorship levels below. Students may purchase a single ticket for $20. Ticket holders will be assigned a table. 

Questions? Contact Kelli Bonner at

Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 5:00pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel 401 W. Summit Hill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37902

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$75 per person or $20 for students

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Kelli Bonner

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