George C. Shields II
Mr. Shields was educated at the University of Tennessee, graduating first with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science and then a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree cum laude with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. During law school, he was a research editor and member of the executive board of the Tennessee Law Review and was elected by his peers as their student government representative. He received a Clarence and Augusta Kolywck Equal Access to Justice Fellowship to serve as a law clerk with the Knoxville office of Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Inc., externed with Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, Inc., and in 2014 was designated an inaugural "Law Student for Justice" by the Tennessee Supreme Court for demonstrated commitment to providing legal services to those in need. He was one of 14 UT students and the only graduate student awarded a 2014 Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and Service.
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