Lonnie T. Brown Jr. Will Be the New Leader of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee

Lonnie T. Brown Jr. has been named dean of the College of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He will also serve as the Elvin E. Overton Distinguished Professor of Law. He begins his new duties on July 1.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been chosen as the College of Law’s dean,” said Professor Brown. “I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, students, and alumni to continue attracting and educating the future leaders of our profession and broader community.”

Currently, Brown is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and holds the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism at the University of Georgia School of Law. He previously served as associate dean for academic affairs for the law school and an administrative fellow in the office of the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Brown joined Georgia’s School of Law in 2002 after serving as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Law from 1999 to 2002.

Professor Brown is a graduate of Emory University, where he majored in English and was student body president. He earned his law degree at Vanderbilt University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Students at Three HBCUs in New Orleans to Participate in Power of Prosperity Initiative

The Power of Prosperity program will help remove barriers to students’ academic success by providing students and their families with free access to financial support and resources.

Yale University Scholar Wins Early Career Physics Award

Charles D. Brown II, an assistant professor of physics at Yale University, has been selected as the winner the Joseph A. Johnson Award for Excellence from the American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Universities

Arthur Lumzy Jr. is the new director of student career preparedness at Texas A&M University–Commerce. Sandra L. Barnes was named associate provost for undergraduate education and student success at Alcorn State University in Mississippi and Roberto Campos-Marquetti has been appointed assistant vice president for staff and labor relations at Duke University.

North Carolina A&T State University to Debut New Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice

The university's criminal justice master’s and doctoral programs are designed to provide high-quality graduate education and training in criminal justice with the four areas of specialization: investigative science, digital forensics, research methodology, and social justice.

Featured Jobs