Somer Chyz joined the Department of Accounting and Information Management in 2013, following a career as an attorney.  She received her BA (1999) from Yale University and her JD (2003) from the University of Richmond.   Ms. Chyz practiced law in New Mexico and Arizona, as well as Tennessee.  Her legal career touched upon a variety of disciplines, including commercial litigation, white-collar prosecution and criminal defense.  She also spent 3 years  as a Staff Attorney for the University of Tennessee College of Law’s Legal Clinic, defending criminally accused indigent and juvenile clients. Ms. Chyz currently teaches Business Law to MBA and Undergraduate students.