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VOL. 41 | NO. 8 | Friday, February 24, 2017

More bang for the buck at UT law school

Not every law student aspires to be a flamboyant court-room lawyer such as the late Joe Jamail, the notorious firebrand whose well-earned nickname was the “King of Torts.”

UT professor: Male bias still dominant in legal world

It’s a stereotype perpetuated by Hollywood, but grounded in the reality of generational gender-based expectations in the court room.

Law schools market niches, debt reduction

Aspiring barristers have no shortage of options when it comes to Tennessee schools, colleges and universities offering Juris Doctor programs.

SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Lawmakers shrug off voice of the people

Johnny and Julie Erwin don’t look like typical protesters, but the senior couple joined the “moral Mondays” ruckus recently at the State Capitol, Johnny wearing his Air Force cap and Julie holding a list of social legislation they oppose.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble Feb. 24-25 The Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble spring event will open its 36th season with multiple performances at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Performances: School/Senior Citizen Performances, Friday, 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Adults, $10; children, $6 (teachers and caregivers admitted free). Public Performances: Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Adults $26; children and students (including college with student ID), $13. Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Information: www.tcdedance.org

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NEWSMAKERS

Oak Ridge names top teachers in district

The Oak Ridge School District has announced its school-level teachers of the year as nominated by principals and peers.

BRIEFS

Housing agency offers bonus for some buyers

Homebuyers who buy a home in targeted neighborhoods could receive $15,000 in down payment assistance.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Dobbs approaches NFL bid with serious intent

Josh Dobbs has spent the last four years preparing for a future in aerospace engineering.

DAVE LINK: SPORTS

Link on UT softball star Arnold faces high expectations

Caylan Arnold never met a challenge she didn’t like, and she’s taking on a new one almost every day this spring.

CAREER CORNER

It’s a bummer, but hiring managers are in control

Sometimes, interviews can be the worst. I mean, truly. Doesn’t the hiring manager realize that you have a job, life, spouse, children, and existing commitments?

GUERRILLA MARKETING

It means ‘leave me alone’ Why saying ‘no comment’ hurts your company

How can two words speak volumes?

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Too much office clutter? Try a guilt-free approach

You know exactly where Monday’s report is.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

2017 Kia Niro is most affordable hybrid SUV

Kia’s newest vehicle, the 2017 Niro, is the lowest-priced, gasoline-electric hybrid SUV on the market and is rated as high as 50 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel.