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Legal Clinic receives $100,000 to advance expungement efforts

The University of Tennessee College of Law Legal Clinic has been awarded $100,000 from the Tennessee Bar Foundation to fund a project that will offer civil legal assistance to rural East Tennesseeans.

The Legal Clinic’s project, ExpungeTN, aims to lift barriers for those who want to clear their criminal records and rebuild their lives, and will target vulnerable populations in geographically isolated areas of East Tennessee.

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Graphic Design Students Design for Big Ears Festival

Seniors in the Graphic Design program partnered with AC Entertainment to design posters for Big Ears Festival 2019, and one student’s design was printed as a limited-edition poster sold only at the festival.

Led by Professor Emeritus Deb Shmerler, Graphic Design students have designed posters for the festival since 2015. In 2017, alumna Anna Woodard (BFA, ’12), Christina Persico and her Partnerships team at AC Entertainment learned of the students’ project and worked to find a way to commemorate their stellar designs.

In preparation for the 2019 festival, which was held March 21-24, Woodard and others from AC Entertainment reviewed the students’ designs and chose senior Alexa Pavon’s poster to be printed as a limited-edition poster. Copies of her poster were sold during the festival to attendees from around the world. In addition, all of the students’ posters were displayed in The Standard, one the main venues for the festival.

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