Judy Cornett

Distinguished Professor of Law

Phone: 865-974-6827
E-mail: jcornett@utk.edu


Judy Cornett combines her legal knowledge with her love of English literature. After receiving the JD degree from UT, Cornett earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in English from the University of Virginia.

Cornett is a popular speaker on civil procedure and legal ethics. She has been published in the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, and the TennesseeCincinnati, Loyola Chicago and Albany law reviews.

She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. She served on the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Gender Fairness and as co-chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court Committee to Implement the Recommendations of the Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission and the Gender Fairness Commission.

Topics of expertise: juries, law and literature, legal ethics, legal writing and rhetoric, procedural law

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