Well, do you have any questions? I'll try to answer them. Although I applied to UTK for law school, I'm gonna be going to OSU for law school. But, I can tell you that in and around TN...UT has a solid reputation. I would even say *looks around* that UT grads pull jobs easier in TN that Vandy grads *ducks*. This is because Vanderbilt is viewed by most Tennesseans as a good school but not a state school. Thus, most employers and local firms know that Vandy grads will apply everywhere under the sun and have no particular allegiance to Nashville, Knoxville, or Memphis like UT and University of Memphis grads have. So, it's smarter for them to invest in UT grads because there more likely to see a return on their investment (not to mention bolster TN's economy). Sorry for that rant..lol.
Any questions though? Although I'm not an expert on law school by any means, I have lived in TN most of my life, so I can pretty well attest to how UT is viewed here.