Belmont Law Recognizes COA Judge Bennett with Outstanding Mentor Award

August 27, 2015

Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Andy D. Bennett was honored by the Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court for his work as a mentor to students.

First year Belmont Law School students are required to enter into a mentoring arrangement. Judge Bennett was assigned two mentees. They met monthly and discussed topics such as legal writing, areas of specialization, study skills, and test-taking strategies. The students also were invited to view a session of the Court of Appeals and toured the Tennessee Judiciary Museum at the Supreme Court building in Nashville.

One of Judge Bennett’s mentees nominated him for the Outstanding Mentor award, which was presented at a reception at the school August 25.

Judge Bennett holds undergraduate and law degrees from Vanderbilt University. He has served on the Tennessee Court of Appeals since 2007. Previously, he worked in a variety of roles at the Attorney General’s office, including serving as Chief Deputy Attorney General for 10 years.

Judge Andy D. Bennett was honored with the Outstanding Mentor award from Belmont College of Law American Inn of Court.