UT Law's first-year curriculum begins with a week of mini-courses to acclimate students to legal education, before it launches into a standard set of core classes. Students can earn their JD concurrently with either an MBA or MPA degree, administered through other graduate departments at the University of Tennessee.
Law students can take part in the university's lively undergraduate scene (football, anyone?) or avoid the commotion by moving off campus to a nearby Knoxville suburb. The school has a long list of student groups and hosts a couple social events a month. More adventurous students can head to the nearby Great Smokey Mountains for hiking and camping. It's clear that students enjoy living in Knoxville. On average, about a third of graduates say in Knoxville to practice--30 percent of the class of 2007 took jobs in the area. Though there are pockets of alumni throughout Tennessee and the Southeast.