Rachel Powell

Assistant General Counsel

719 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0170
Email: rpowell@tennessee.edu
Phone: 865-974-3245

Rachel Powell received a B.A. in history from the University of Tennessee. She earned a J.D., with high honors, from Emory University School of Law, where she served as Executive Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal. She was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation. After law school, Powell served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to joining UT, Powell practiced with Smith, Gambrell & Russell in Atlanta, and with Ritchie & Powell in Knoxville, maintaining primarily a litigation practice.

Powell joined the Office of General Counsel in 2017. Her current practice focuses on litigation matters, including employment and other civil litigation, and administrative hearings of student disciplinary and academic matters.


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