Winders accepted into UT College of Law

Feb. 13, 2013
Contact: Mary Moates ’14, Communications Assistant

J. Zane Winders, a senior economics major at Maryville College, has been accepted into the University of Tennessee College of Law. He expects to complete requirements for graduation at the private liberal arts college in May 2013 and begin his studies at UT in fall 2013.

While at Maryville College, Winders has been advised by Dr. Sharon May, associate professor of economics, and completed an independent Senior Study under the guidance of Dr. Sherry Kasper, professor of economics.

One of the distinctive features of a Maryville education, the Senior Study requirement calls for students to complete a two-semester research and writing project that is guided by a faculty supervisor.

Winders’ completed study is titled “The Property Ownership Decision: A Case Study of the United States.” According to Kasper, Winders investigated which system of property ownership best promotes economic prosperity, private property being a crucial aspect of the legal foundations of both capitalism and socialism.

“Zane and I deliberately discussed possible topics for his Senior Study with his goal of attending law school in mind,” Kasper said. “His ability to investigate both the benefits and costs of private and public ownership of property suggested to me that he possessed the willingness to look at both sides of issues, which is a quality essential for law students.”

A student-athlete on the Scots’ football team, Winders excelled as a wide receiver and was a leader on the field when the team claimed the 2012 USA South Football Championship.

Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Winders is the son of Joey and Debby Winders of Maryville, Tenn. He graduated from Maryville High School in 2009.