Nashville School of Law Professor Candi R. Henry, who has taught Legal Skills & Values at the School since 2014, has taken on the additional role of Rigorous Writing Coordinator for the School.

In this role, she will oversee the intensive writing program that all second- and third-year students are required to take to graduate. The Rigorous Writing Exercise was introduced in 2017 as part of the School’s curriculum overhaul. Students are paired with volunteer mentor attorneys and judges from throughout the state who guide them through the process of researching and writing a 15- to 20-page paper on a specific legal topic.

Professor Candi R. Henry

“Candi brings a wealth of valuable experience to this endeavor,” said Nashville School of Law President & Dean William C. Koch, Jr. “Her attention to detail, exceptional research and writing skills, and practical knowledge will benefit our students greatly.”

Henry received her A.B. in Government cum laude from Harvard University. She earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, graduating cum laude and completing an externship practicing with the Knox County Public Defender’s Office. After law school, Candi served for over two years as a judicial law clerk to Dean Koch during his service on both the Tennessee Court of Appeals and the Tennessee Supreme Court.  Candi was an associate editor of the Tennessee Tort Law Letter from 2008-2015, and she is currently Assistant Editor of Appellate Advocacy: A Handbook on Appellate Practice in Tennessee.  Previously a shareholder at Dodson Parker Behm & Capparella, PC, she now focuses her legal practice on providing consulting services to attorneys and law firms throughout the state.

Henry will continue to serve as lead professor in the first-year legal research and writing courses.