A Note on Accreditation
The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (DSOL) has relationships with three accrediting bodies—the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (TBLE), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the American Bar Association (ABA).
Lincoln Memorial University Regional Accreditation--Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)
Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. On April 27, 2009, the SACS-COC granted approval for the University to offer the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree program ensuring that students are eligible for federal financial aid.
Contact the Commission on Colleges (www.sacscoc.org) at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for additional information regarding this regional accrediting body and to verify Lincoln Memorial University’s Level V membership.
Duncan School of Law State Accreditation--Tennessee Supreme Court & Board of Law Examiners
On February 24, 2009, the Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law received approval from the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners rendering graduates eligible to take the Tennessee Bar Examination pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 7, Section 2.03.
Contact the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (www.state.tn.us/lawexaminers/) at 401 Church Street, Suite 2200, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0740 or call 615.741.3234 for additional information about the accreditation of the Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law.
Duncan School of Law American Bar Association--Accreditation Status
The Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law has applied for provisional accreditation with the American Bar Association. In that regard:
The Dean is fully informed as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the ApprovalFor additional information regarding the process, please see the ABA Law School Accreditation Process. For general information, contact the ABA (www.abanet.org/legaled) at American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598 or call 312.988.6738.
of Law Schools by the American Bar Association. The Administration and the Dean are
determined to devote all necessary resources and in other respects to take all necessary
steps to present a program of legal education that will qualify for approval by the
American Bar Association. The Law School makes no representation to any applicant
that it will be approved by the American Bar Association prior to the graduation of any