Belmont University College of Law hosted its inaugural Belmont Law Review Symposium focused on the topic of Tennessee Legal Reform on Nov. 8 in the Baskin Center.
Symposium presenters explored alternatives to existing legal approaches and specified how reform can be achieved. Presenters prepared articles focusing on an aspect of Tennessee law that is, in their view, in need of reform. Each presenter spoke for 30 minutes and participated in a 15 minute Q&A with the audience to facilitate discussion. Topics of discussion included federal and Tennessee anti-discrimination laws, appellate procedure, subrogation in Tennessee tort actions, Medicaid expansion, judicial selection in Tennessee and the future of eDiscovery in Tennessee.
The symposium also included a judicial roundtable session with Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark, Sixth Circuit Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey and Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William Koch. Clark, Daughtrey and Koch discussed legal reform from a judicial perspective and facilitated a discussion on judicial decisions, statutory and constitutional provisions and other topics related to legal reform.
The Belmont Law Review was officially established in 2012. The Law Review is the annually published student-managed, student-edited scholarly journal at Belmont University College of Law. In addition to publication, the Belmont Law Review hosts an annual symposium on a topic significantly impacting the legal community.
The Belmont Law Review is committed to both engaging in and facilitating useful legal discourse with an eye toward promoting justice and upholding the mission statement and values of Belmont University. The Law Review endeavors to be ever mindful of these values while participating in academic debate. Members of the Belmont Law Review will seek to contribute to the legal community through meaningful intellectual discourse while conducting themselves with the highest standards of professional and ethical responsibility.