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Understanding the Bar Exam Results

What Do the Results of the February 2018 Bar Exam Mean?

 The results of the February 2018 bar exam were released last week. This message from President & Dean William C. Koch, Jr. will help you gain a better understanding of their significance.

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2018 CLE Series

Nashville School of Law is proud to offer a series of continuing legal education sessions designed to assist attorneys in sharpening the tools in their legal toolbox. These classes are led by experts in their area of law that practice in the communities and courts that many of you practice in. De ...

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NSL Mourns Justice Drowota, Board of Trust Member Since 2006

Retired Supreme Court Justice Frank F. Drowota, III, a member of the Nashville School of Law Board of Trust since 2006, died Sunday, April 15. He was 79 years old. “Justice Drowota’s personal and professional qualities inspired us all and he will be greatly missed,” said Nashville School of ...

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Note on Microsoft Surface & Similar Devices for Exams

The newly released NSL exams conditions prohibit "external mouse or keyboard, whether wired or wireless." The School WILL ALLOW devices that have detachable keyboards, such as Microsoft Surface devices, that are connected to the main device.  If you have such a device, or a similar device that do ...

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25th Annual NSL Recognition Dinner June 8

The School will celebrate 25 years of the Annual Recognition Dinner with a special silver anniversary celebration on Friday, June 8 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. 

More details and tickets will be available soon.

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Updated NSL Policies & Procedures

The School has updated its policies and procedures, which will go into effect December 1, 2017. This document replaces any previous student handbooks.  Download the PDF here.  The PDF has a navigable Table of Contents. Click on any item in the table to jump to the section you wish to see. ...

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Job Posting Request

Nashville School of Law can promote your job opening to our student body as well as thousands of alumni that may be seeking employment in a law-related field. Please answer the following questions as completely as possible to ensure potential candidates have a complete picture of the expectations of your position. If you have questions, email info@NSL.law.

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From the Dean: The Coming of the Uniform Bar Examination

On April 18, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court filed an order making Tennessee the 32nd state to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE). This decision was supported by the deans of Tennessee’s six law schools. The first UBE will be administered in February 2019.    The National Conference o ...

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Receptionist

Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds, PLLC, Wilson County’s largest law firm, is seeking a receptionist to work full-time in our Mt. Juliet Office. Experience in the legal field is not required for this position, but the position would be ideal for a law student to gain exposure to the inner workings of a ...

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Nashville Attorney

Firm: Gordon Law Group, PLC Start Date: 5/1/2018 Full-time permanent position with no health benefits Typical Hours: 40+ Location: Nashville, TN Position Description: We are a boutique law firm practicing in various areas of law including family law, business, litigation, wills and es ...

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Assistant United States Attorney - Criminal Division

Firm: Western District of Tennessee, U.S. Attorney's Office Full-time permanent position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: $61,218 to $160,122 per year Location: Memphis Position Description: United States Attorney Offices represent the United States in civil and criminal cases. O ...

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Required Practice Bar Exam for 1L and 2L Students

The practice bar exam - required of all 1L and 2L students - will be administered starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the School. There is no fee. 

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Office Assistant

Family law practice has full-time front-desk/office assistant position opening at busy Midtown office.  Duties include answering multi-line telephone and directing calls, greeting clients, taking deliveries, sorting mail, summarizing depositions, running errands, and assisting with various projects ...

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Document Clerk

Firm: Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan Start Date: 4/18/2018 Full-time permanent position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: $14.00/hour Typical Hours: 30-40 Location: Downtown Nashville Position Description: This position will focus on the review and organization of disco ...

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Paralegal/Office Manager

Firm: Freeman and Fuson Full-time permanent position Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: depending on experience Typical Hours: 40 – 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Location: 21st Avenue South; right outside of Hillsboro Village Position Description: The law firm of Freeman & Fuson is ...

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Payment for CLE@NSL

Please use this page to pay for all 2018 CLE @ NSL that you have registered for using the online registration form here. Advance registration for each class closes at 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the class. Walk-up registrations are welcomed and will include a $5 additional fee for payments made t ...

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Legal Assistant

Firm: Lodestone Legal Group Start Date: 4/10/2018 Full-time permanent position Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: $11/hr Typical Hours: 37.5 Location: Cool Springs Position Description: We are looking for someone to handle general secretarial duties, take care of client intake ...

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ATTORNEY OFFICE SHARING OPPORTUNITY

Firm: Shawn McBrien Start Date: 6/1/2018 Full-time permanent position Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: Negotiable Office-Sharing Agreement Typical Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm Location: Lebanon, Tennessee Position Description: 1050 HAMILTON STATION BLVD, SUITE 200, L ...

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Intern for Solo Practice

Firm: Law Office of Roland T. Hairston, II Start Date: 5/1/2018 Part-time temporary position with no health benefits Starting Salary: Unpaid Typical Hours: 5-10 hours/week Location: East Nashville Position Description: INTERN WANTED FOR SOLO FAMILY LAW PRACTICE Intern to work ...

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Nashville School of Law Pro Bono Pledge

The School strongly encourages its students to make a commitment to engage in pro bono work while in law school and continue doing so once they have received their licenses to practice law.

The School invites its students to pledge that they will complete at least 50 hours of law-related volunteer work before they graduate. This pledge is voluntary, and there are no negative consequences for not making the pledge or for not completing 50 hours of qualifying work prior to graduation.

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Legal Intern

Firm: The Law Office of Catherine T. Mekis, PLLC Start Date: 5/23/2018 Part-Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? No Starting Salary: Hourly Typical Hours: 20 Location: Murfreesboro, TN Position Description: Part-time, paid internship for a boutique domestic relations/family ...

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Elder Trust Attorney

Firm: West Tennessee Legal Services Full-Time Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: DOE Typical Hours: 37.5 Location: Jackson, TN Position Description: The Elder Trust Staff Attorneys will provide high quality, comprehensive legal services in civil matters to s ...

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Exam Conditions Introduced

In order to best prepare students for the bar exam, the School is implementing a set of exam conditions that apply to most exams given at the school. Please read the entire exam condition document and be prepared to adhere to the conditions for exams this spring.  Also, if you have a device with ...

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2018-19 Schedule

Click here to view the schedule for 2018-19 classes. Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, August 6, 2018. For summer 2019, the electives TENTATIVELY planned are Entertainment Law and Immigration Law. For the 2019-2020 school year, the electives tentatively planned are Administrative Law, Fi ...

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Director of Education and Professional Development

Firm: Tennessee Bar Association Start Date: 6/1/2018 Full Time or Part Time: Full time Temporary or Permanent Position? Permanent Position Health Benefits? Yes Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience Typical Hours: 40 Location: Nashville, TN Position Description: Direct ...

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Summer 2018 Electives

The School will offer two electives this summer. The details of each class are listed below. Registration and tuition information will be available in mid-March. At that time, the schedule for 2018-19 with electives, as well as tentative electives for summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year, wi ...

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Office Sharing Opportunity - Murfreesboro

Firm: Parham Law Offices Start Date: 3/1/2018 Full Time or Part Time: Full time Temporary or Permanent Position? Office Share Location: Murfreesboro, TN Position Description: Office sharing opportunity available in Murfreesboro, TN. Experienced attorney opening new office in Murfreesb ...

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NSL Mourns Loss of Sen. Joe Haynes

Sen. Joe Haynes, a 1965 graduate of NSL, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at the age of 81. His wife, retired Judge Barbara Haynes, is a 1976 alumna of the School. The NSL community offers condolences to family, friends, and colleagues of the Hayneses

In 2016, The Torch published this article detailing the years of service to law and the community by the Hayneses.

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2018 Graduation Information for 4Ls

  Graduating Class of 2018: Congratulations on your accomplishments! As you near your graduation from NSL, there are several tasks associated with graduation, your class composite photo, and preparation for taking the bar to complete. Please review the following information carefully a ...

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Tennessee Considers Adopting Uniform Bar Exam

From the Administrative Office of the Courts. The Tennessee Board of Law Examiners has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Tennessee to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which would be a major change in the portability of bar exam results for aspiring Tennessee attorneys. The UBE is ...

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Tennessee Court of Appeals Brings Court to Campus

The Tennessee Court of Appeals held oral arguments at Nashville School of Law November 8, bringing two cases to the appellate courtroom for students to observe firsthand. President and Dean William C. Koch, Jr. welcomed the crowd, which included students, alumni, members of the court staff, a ...

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Nashville School of Law Holiday Hours

Holiday Schedule for 2017-2018 Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 22 – Office & library closed – No Classes Thanksgiving Day November 23 – Office & library closed – No Classes Friday, November 24 – Office & library closed Saturday, November 25 – Office closed, library OPEN ...

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Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at School; NSL Community Invited to Reception

     A panel of three judges from the Tennessee Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in two cases on campus Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m.Students, faculty, and alumni are invited to attend the arguments as well as a reception for the Court. The reception is at 4 p.m. and oral arguments ...

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Sports & Entertainment Law Society

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society strives to strengthen relationships with alumni, the community, and the sports and entertainment industries while equipping students to better serve music row and the sporting industry. Bylaws available here.

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Introduction of New Grading Scale

Read details about and FAQs pertaining to the adjustments in the grading scale for 1L classes.

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NSL Hosts Nashville Public Televsion's 'A Word on Words' with John Grisham

Nashville School of Law was proud to host Nashville Public Television's "A Word on Words" as they recorded an interview with author John Grisham about his work and latest book, a "beach novel," Camino Island. Watch here: #readingmatters    

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Accessing SONIS

SONIS is Nashville School of Law's database for applicants, students, and faculty.  Applicants: You can create an account and apply online after the application period for the 2018-19 school year opens in September. Students: Use your email address and PIN to access your account, which provid ...

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Updated Class Schedule for 2017-18

A few updates have been made to the schedule for the upcoming year. See here for details.    

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TWEN for Class Documents and Other Information

The primary source for information and materials for classes will be Westlaw's TWEN moving forward. Please use TWEN to add the courses you are registered in to your profile.  See this student guide for helpful information about how to use TWEN.

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Rigorous Writing Exercise Mentor Interest

Thank you for your interest in participating as a mentor in the Nashville School of Law Rigorous Writing Exercise.  An overview: Each project is expected to last approximately two years, but the pace is not one that most people would consider arduous. Mentors will assist students in deve ...

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24th Annual Recognition Dinner Draws Crowd to Celebrate Alumni, Faculty

The Nashville School of Law recognized three leaders in the legal community at its 24th annual Recognition Dinner June 9 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Alumni Mary Frances Rudy and Larry R. Williams are graduate honorees and the Honorable Robert E. Corlew, III is faculty honoree. Following a ...

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Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates

The Nashville School of Law conferred degrees on 68 graduates Saturday, May 27 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Graduates heard from Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway, who challenged the students to make a positive impact throughout their lives and to take their experience a ...

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Nashville School of Law to Honor Three at Annual Dinner

  The Nashville School of Law will recognize three leaders in the legal community at its 24th annual Recognition Dinner June 9 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Alumni Mary Frances Rudy and Larry R. Williams are graduate honorees and the Honorable Robert E. Corlew, III is faculty honoree. ...

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Class Schedule for 2017-2018

The class schedule for the 2017-18 school year is available here. All registration will be online starting in July, with a few dates available for in-person registration.  

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From Dean Koch Regarding Curriculum Changes

Dear Students, The law, like life, does not stand still. Learning and mastering such a dynamic field of knowledge requires discipline, mental agility, and attention to detail. Our goal at the Nashville School of Law is to help you develop the professional qualities that will enable you to succeed ...

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Registration for Summer Classes Now Open

Electives offered this summer: Bankruptcy Practice & Procedure Instructor: Henry E. Hildebrand III Offered: Thursdays 6:30 - 10 p.m - 1 credit hour  Description: : This elective is designed for students who have some experience in bankruptcy procedures, or students willing to dive into an in ...

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NSL to Host Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Clark on HELP4TNDAY

April 1, 2017 is the statewide HELP4TN Day in which law students and attorneys have the opportunity to participate in pro bono events across Tennessee. Nashville School of Law will host Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark for a CLE exploring the multiple avenues to become involved ...

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Christian Legal Society Hosts Alumni Speaker

The law student chapter of the Christian Legal Society at the Nashville School of Law is pleased to announce and welcome guest speaker, Zale Dowlen, Esq.: Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Room 400 Zale Dowlen is a practing Tennessee attorney, an alumni from the Nashville Sc ...

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Professor of Law David Hudson on C-SPAN Discussing Free-Speech Limits

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Celebrating Black History Month: Judge Waverly Crenshaw

Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., was nominated to the federal bench in 2015 and confirmed in 2016 as United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. In 2016, Judge Crenshaw, a Nashville native, joined the Nashville School of Law Board of Trustee ...

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Faculty Member Harlan Dodson Selected for Tennessee Bar Foundation

Harlan Dodson has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 841 attorneys across the state.  Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 31 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new Fellows took p ...

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Read the latest edition of The Torch

Our latest edition of The Torch, Nashville School of Law's magazine, is available online here. Our cover story features five NSL alumni who serve as state appellate and trial judges. Also read about our newest addition to the Board of Trustees, see photos from alumni events, and read about stude ...

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NSL Mercantile open for business

Share your school pride by shopping the NSL Mercantile for quality items with the new school logo. NSL Mercantile 2016 Catalogue    Just added: Cuff Links ($15)   and Lapel Pins ($5)    

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Social Media Policy

Nashville School of Law's Social Media Policy, effective November 15, 2016. Nashville School of Law Social Media Policy  

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NSL Adds to Board of Trustees, Staff

The Nashville School of Law recently announced additions of alumni to the Board of Trustees and the staff of the School

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Nashville School of Law Celebrates Investiture of Justice William C. Koch, Jr. as School's Fifth Dean

Dean Koch was honored in a ceremonial investiture on September 26. View the links below for news coverage of the event. Nashville Post The Tennessean WZTV (Channel 17, Fox)

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Spring 2015 Newsletter-Available

Newsletter

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Nashville School of Law welcomes David Hudson as director of academic affairs

Nashville School of Law officials announced author and legal scholar David Hudson has been named director of academic affairs and legal writing.

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2014 Election Results

2014 Election Results

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Associate Dean Retires

Associate Dean Virginia M. Townzen retired on July 1, 2014, following fourteen years of service.  The Board of Trustees, the faculty, staff, and students appreciate her contributions to the school and wish her well in retirement.

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Nashville School of Law Torch to Pass from Dean Joe C. Loser, Jr. to Justice William C. Koch, Jr

Dean Loser to retire after a nearly 28-year tenure that transformed the school.

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