I am from Knoxville and didn't even apply to UT. From what I could tell UT Law is very political, many many people in the area don't go to their local school, that says a lot. But if you have some connections use them. I have 3 friends who are from the area and are in or graduated from law school and only one went to UT. One buddy of mine, a normal student 150somethin on the LSAT and a 3.4 GPA has been tryin to get in for like 5 years and hasn't. If you look at UT stats his scores are in the median. I know transferring has been done though, but UT dose not take many. There is a DATA base in this forum that can give you stats on people who did transfer to UT. From where and what kinda grades. Hope this helps. UT law is so much who you know not what you know. And they have a good reputation. Good luck.