NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW

 

NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW

4013 ARMORY OAKS DRIVE

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37204

Telephone: (615) 256-3684

Fax: (615) 244-2383


 

Nashville School of Law began in 1911 when four graduates of Vanderbilt Law School opened night law classes at the Y.M.C.A. The mission, then and now, was to provide an affordable legal education for working men and women who could not attend school during the day. The school was incorporated under the laws of the State of Tennessee on January 19, 1927 and is authorized to confer the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence.

 

The school is exclusively a night school offering high quality legal education at an affordable tuition. A large percentage of the law students are employed full‑time in fields such as business, trades, education and various professions. Nashville School of Law students are trained to practice law in the state of Tennessee by a faculty of working members of the legal community. Included in this faculty are judges and practicing attorneys who are recognized as masters in their chosen fields. Graduates of Nashville School of Law hold positions of prominence throughout the state.

 

The law course spans a minimum of four years with classes held each Monday through Thursday nights from 6:45 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. A student must attend at least two nights each week in order to complete the course of study in four years. Moot Courts I and II, under direction of an instructor, are held for third and fourth year students on an additional evening from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Class scheduling only allows students to enter in the fall. There are no quarter or semester divisions. Entrance requirements include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, three letters of recommendation, a recent exam score and other pertinent information from the Law School Data Assembly Service. A proper application with an application fee must be submitted. The application form and all the basic information about the Nashville School of Law is found in the school bulletin, which may be obtained by calling 615‑256‑3684 or visit through the website, www.nashvilleschooloflaw.net

 


Dean:

Joe C. Loser, Jr. (615) 256‑3684

Associate Dean:

Virginia M. Townzen (615) 256‑3684

Admissions:

Joe C. Loser, III (615) 256‑3684

Library:

Amy Hennemann

Placement:

Amy Hennemann

Alumni Affairs:

Elizabeth McDonald (615) 256‑3684

Registrar:

Elizabeth McDonald (615) 256‑3684

Administrative Assistant:

Robin Harrell (615) 256‑3684

Administrative Assistant:

Heather Carr

Administrative Assistant:

Sharonda Greene



FULL TIME FACULTY

 

JOE C. LOSER, JR., (Dean and President), admitted to bar, 1959, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University; Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1959). COURSES: Workers' Compensation.



MABEL ARROYO‑TIRADO, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1991, Puerto Rico; 1997, Tennessee. Education: University of Puerto Rico (B.A., 1987); Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Immigration Law.

 

JOHN BAIRD, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member andÂPrivate Practice), admitted to bar, 1977, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1973); Memphis State University Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Property.

 

C. DEWEES BERRY, IV, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1976, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (1973); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Real Property.

 

HONORABLE ADOLPHO A. BIRCH, JR., (Faculty and Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Tennessee), born Washington, D.C., September 22, 1932; admitted to bar, 1957, Tennessee. Education: Howard University (B.A., 1957); Howard University Law School (J.D., 1957). COURSES: Lawyering Skills & Values for the Criminal Defense Counsel and Constitutional Criminal Law.

 

CYRUS L. BOOKER, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), born Franklin, Tennessee; admitted to bar, 1981,Tennessee; 1984, District of Columbia. Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1978); Georgetown University School of Law (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Legal Ethics.

 

HONORABLE JOE B. BROWN, (Faculty Member and U.S. Magistrate Judge), born Louisville, Kentucky, December 9, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, Kentucky; 1972, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1962); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1965). COURSES: Federal Crimes. Email: joe_b._brown@ck6.uscourts.gov

 

JACK A. BUTLER, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1962, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A.); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1962). COURSES: Moot Court II.

 

DONALD CAPPARELLA, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1985 Tennessee. Education: University of North Carolina (B.A.); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Introduction to Law and Legal Writing.

 

THOMAS J. CARLTON, JR., (Faculty Member and Private Practice), born Nashville, Tennessee, May 3, 1937; admitted to bar, 1965, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1960); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1965). COURSES: Moot Court I.

 

LAURA L. CHASTAIN, (Faculty Member and Deputy Chief Counsel, Board of Professional Responsibility), admitted to bar, 1986, Tennessee. Education: David Lipscomb College (1976); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Ethics and Professionalism.

 

ROBERT E. CORLEW, III, (Faculty Member and NS of Law and Chancellor, Tenn. 16th Jud. Dist.), born Tuscaloosa, Alabama, December 23, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, Tennessee. Education: Davidson College (B.A., 1975); St. Mary's University of San Antonio (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Negotiable Instruments & Secured Transactions. Email: bob@corlew.com

 

NANCY K. CORLEY, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1970, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1964); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1970). COURSES: Workers' Compensation.

 

JIM G. CREECY, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Special Counsel, State of Tennessee Attorney General), admitted to bar, 1974, Tennessee. Education: University of Tennessee (B.S., 1970); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1974). COURSES: State and Local Taxation and Accounting for Lawyers.

 

JAMES C. DALE, III, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1963, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1957); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1963). COURSES: Business Associations.

 

HONORABLE J. S. DANIEL, (Faculty Member and Circuit Court Judge for Sixteenth Judicial District), born Milan, Tennessee, July 13, 1946; admitted to bar, 1971, Tennessee. Education: Louisiana State University (B.S., 1969); University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1971). COURSES: Conflict of Laws. Email: tlawdaniel@aol.com

 

MARSHALL DAVIDSON, III, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Attorney/Tennessee Supreme Court Clerk), admitted to bar, 1989, Tennessee. Education: Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., 1986); University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1989). COURSES: Torts and Introduction to Law.

 

HONORABLE R.E. LEE DAVIES, (Faculty Member and Circuit Court Judge), admitted to bar, 1982, Tennessee. Education: Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1979); University of Tennessee Law School (J.D., 1982).

 

GEORGE A. DEAN, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1979 Tennessee. Education: Lafayette College (A.B., 1976); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Land Use Planning.

 

K. HARLAN DODSON, III, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), born Nashville, Tennessee, August 3, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Tennessee. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1966); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1969). COURSES: Estate Planning and Administration of Decedents' Estates.

 

HONORABLE STEVEN R. DOZIER, (Faculty Member and Criminal Court Judge), admitted to bar, 1984. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A.L.); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Evidence.

 

LAURA CLIFT DYKES, (Faculty Member and Deputy Public Defender, Metropolitan Nashville), admitted to bar, 1986, Tennessee. Education: Virginia Wesleyan College (1983); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1986). COURSES: Criminal Procedure.

 

KATHRYN REED EDGE, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1983, Tennessee. Education: George Peabody College (1967); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Banking Law.

 

MARK FRALEY, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1983, Tennessee. Education: University of Cincinnati (B.S., 1974); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1983). COURSES: Social Security Disability Law and Practice.

 

CHARLES K. GRANT, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1991, Virginia, West Virginia; 1995, Tennessee. Education: The Citadel (B.S., 1988); Washington and Lee University Law School (J.D., 1991). COURSES: Civil Procedure.

 

WILLIAM L. HARBISON, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1980, Tennessee. Education: University of North Carolina (A.B., 1977); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1980).

 

HAL D. HARDIN, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), born Nashville, Tennessee, June 29, 1941; admitted to bar, 1969, Tennessee, Texas and District of Columbia. Education: Olympic College, George Washington University and Middle Tennessee State University; Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Criminal Procedure. Email: halhardin@aol.com

 

KAL HELOU, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1990, Tennessee. Education: Thiel College (B.A.); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Alternative Dispute Resolution. Email: kwhlou@aol.com

 

HENRY E. HILDEBRAND, III, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1976. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A.); George Washington University (J.D.). COURSES: Bankruptcy.

 

TREVOR W. HOWELL, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1981, Tennessee. Education: Samford University (B.S., 1974); Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Employment and Labor Law.

 

HONORABLE DAVID RANDALL KENNEDY, SR., (Faculty Member and General Sessions Judge), admitted to bar, 1977, Tennessee. Education: Middle Tennessee University (B.S., 1972); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Wills.

 

JOHN D. KITCH, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), born Plymouth, Indiana, July 26, 1946; admitted to bar, 1976, Tennessee. Education: Purdue University (B.A., 1973); Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Law Office Management. Email: jdkitch@edge.net

 

HONORABLE WILLIAM C. KOCH, JR., (Faculty Member and Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals), born Honolulu, Hawaii, February 12, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Tennessee. Education: Trinity College (B.A., 1969); University of Virginia School of Law (LL.M., 1996); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Constitution Law. Email: ib011c1@smtpaoc.tsc.state.tn.us

 

CARLTON M. LEWIS, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1986, Tennesee. Education: Carson‑Newman (B.A., 1990); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Juvenile Law.

 

JOHN LEWIS, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1972, Tennessee. Education: Tulane University (B.A., 1970); Georgetown University School of Law (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Contracts.

 

MARY FRANCES LYLE, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1979, Tennessee. Education: University of Louisville (B.A., 1969); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1979). COURSES: Domestic Relations.

 

LARRY R. "ROCKY" MCELHANEY, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1999, Tennessee. Education: University of Tennessee (B.A., 1995); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1999). COURSES: Introduction to Law and Legal Writing.

 

ROBERT B. NADLER, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member andÂAssistant District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service), admitted to bar, 1978, Tennessee; 1972 Illinois (inactive). Education: University of Illinois (B.S., 1968); University of Illinois Law School (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Tax Practice and Procedure.

 

WILLIAM L. PENNY, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), born Memphis, Tennessee, September 4, 1953; admitted to bar, 1981, Tennessee. Education: University of Tennessee (B.A., 1975); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Environmental Law. Email: wpenny@wyattfirm.com

 

REX H. ROBERTS, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and V‑P, General Counsel and Sec. American General Life Ins. Co.), admitted to bar, 1968, Tennessee. Education: Darmouth College (A.B., 1965); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1968). COURSES: Insurance Law.

 

ANNE L. RUSSELL, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1984, Tennessee. Education: Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (B.S., 1969); University of Tennessee (Ph.D., 1975); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Wills.

 

HONORABLE JERRY SCOTT, (Faculty Member and Retired Judge, Tennessee Court of Appeals and Practicing Attorney), born Nashville, Tennessee, November 11, 1941; admitted to bar, 1965, Tennessee. Education: Austin Peay State University (B.S., 1962); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1965); University of Virginia (L.L.M., 1986). COURSES: Advanced Legal Writing and Tennessee Constitutional Law. Email: jerrys1234@aol.com

 

HONORABLE JERRY L. SMITH, (Faculty Member and Judge, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals), admitted to bar, 1978, Tennessee. Education: University of Tennessee (B.A., 1975; J.D., 1978). COURSES: Crimes.

 

M. CLARK SPODEN, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1980, Tennessee. Education: University of the South, Sewanee (1977); University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1980). COURSES: Restitution and Remedies.

 

ROBERT L. SULLIVAN, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1977, Tennessee. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1974); Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Entertainment Law.

 

MATTHEW J. SWEENEY, III, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), admitted to bar, 1976, Tennessee. Education: Seton Hall University (1973); Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1976). COURSES: Civil Procedure.

 

VIRGINIA TOWNZEN, (Associate Dean), admitted to bar, 1996, Tennessee. Education: University of Arkansas (B.S.E.); Nashville School of Law (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Criminal Defense Skills and Values.

 

WESLEY D. TURNER, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Private Practice), admitted to bar, 1978. Education: University of Tennessee (B.A., 1974); Memphis State University, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (J.D., 1978). COURSES: Mortgages.

 

MARK WESTLAKE, ESQUIRE, (Faculty Member and Practicing Attorney), born Sycamore, IL, March 28, 1951; admitted to bar, 1977, Ohio; 1978, Tennessee. Education: Wittenberg University (B.A., 1973); Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Federal Taxation.