Caroline S. Hudson
Caroline comes from a long line of legal professionals, which influenced her decision to choose law as a career. Her great-grandfather was a White County, Tennessee Judge and White County Sheriff; her Great Uncle was a former trial attorney in the Upper Cumberland and Assistant District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District; her Grandmother was Clerk and Master in White County for over thirty years; and her Aunt is the current Clerk and Master in White County, Tennessee.
Caroline is active in the legal community and is committed to helping others. She has received several distinctions for her help with the homeless, disadvantaged, and the elderly. Caroline participated in Alternative Spring Break and Homeless Connect in Memphis, Tennessee, and received the Dean’s Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award for her work at the University of Memphis. Her pro bono work also earned her the Tennessee Supreme Court's designation as a Law Student for Justice, for donating more than fifty hours of free legal assistance to Tennesseans. She was also a Student Attorney in the Elder Law Clinic where she drafted and executed legal documents for individuals who could not afford legal services.
She is a member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter and serves as chair of the Publicity, Technology, and Social Media Committee. She is also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Nashville Bar Association where she writes and edits for the Nashville Bar Journal. She was named “Contributor of the Year” in 2016 for her work on the Nashville Bar Journal.
While in law school, Caroline served as a Research Assistant to Professor Jodi L. Wilson and interned for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was also selected as Editor-in-Chief of the Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, as a Grading Committee Member on the Moot Court Board, one of the three oral advocates on the Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court team, a Student Pupil for the Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court, a student ambassador, and a student orientation leader.
Caroline lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband. When she’s not practicing law, you can find Caroline playing with her rescued Shetland Sheepdogs, running, and traveling – to date, she’s visited Morocco, Greece, Spain, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Amsterdam, Canada, and England.
- Tennessee Technological University, B.A., M.A.
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
- Syria and The Refugee Crisis, 17 Nashville Bar Journal 4 (Aug./Sept. 2017)
- Revenge & Privacy Protection: Tennessee Takes a Stand Against Nonconsensual Distribution of Private Images, 16 Nashville Bar Journal 2 (Apr./May 2016)
- Tennessee’s Waltz With Charter Schools: When Will The Music Stop, 16 Nashville Bar Journal 2, 2016
- Rehabilitate or Incarcerate? A Comparative Analysis of the United States’ Sentencing Laws on Low-Level Drug Offenders and Portugal’s Decriminalization of Low-Level Drug Offenses, 23 Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law 1, 2014
- Protecting the Victims of Cyberbullying: An IDEA, 23 Mental Health Law & Policy Journal 1, 2013
- When in Rome, Homespun, 2012
- Risky Writing, CompTime Annual, 2011
- Lawyers’ Association for Women, Marion Griffin Chapter, Social Media Chair, 2014-present
- Chair of Publicity, Technology, and Social Media, 2017
- Co-chair of the Judicial Appointments and Nominations Committee, 2015-2016
- Tennessee Bar Association, 2015-present
- Nashville Bar Association, 2015-present
- Author and Editor, Nashville Bar Journal, 2015-present
- Interned for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012
- Served as a Research Assistant to Professor Jodi L. Wilson, 2012 -2013
- Editor-in-Chief of the Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, 2013
- Grading Committee Member on the Moot Court Board, 2013 -2014
- Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court team, 2013
- International Law Society
- Secretary, 2012
- Student Ambassador, 2012
- Student Orientation Leader, 2012
- Contributor of the Year, Nashville Bar Journal, 2016
- Law Student for Justice, Tennessee Supreme Court, 2014
- Student Pupil for the Leo Bearman, Sr. Inn of Court in Memphis, Tennessee, 2013 - 2014
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Comparative Law Seminar and Elder Law Clinic
- Lawyers for Littles bowling fundraiser, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
- Nashville Bar Association’s Sit-In Program, where she presented a lesson to students at Hillsboro High School regarding the 1960s lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville
- Law Firm Trivia Challenge to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis
- Judge, Tennessee Bar Association’s Mock Trial Tournament