Bettye B. Lewis Career Center

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The Bettye B. Lewis Career Center at UT Law works with students and alumni at every stage of their careers, beginning with their first questions when they are prospective students. With more than fifty years of combined industry experience in both the legal employer and law school settings, the Career Center staff understands the legal recruiting process from the employer’s perspective and works to acquaint students with the nature and expecta- tions of various employment settings. Karen Britton, the center’s director, is a former president of NALP and law firm recruiting director.


Career Center
University of Tennessee College of Law
Suite 157
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-1810

Phone: 865-974-4348
Fax: 865-974-3068

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

To ensure that a staff member is available for consultation, contact the Career Center and make an appointment to meet at a convenient time.

About Bettye B. Lewis

Betty-B.-LewisThe Career Center is named in honor of Bettye B. Lewis, the first president of the Tennessee Bar Auxiliary and who served as president of the Memphis Bar Auxiliary. She cared about her city of Memphis, her state, her country, and especially UT, the College of Law, and its students.

Lewis was the matriarch of a family devoted to enhancing the legal profession. On a personal level, she epitomized many of the values the Career Center seeks to develop in its students. Lewis was savvy, smart, and trusted and always acted without a hidden agenda. While she met four US presidents and had personal friendships with numerous governmental leaders, she treated each individual she met with the same level of respect and vitality, no matter their station in life.