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L-R: April Meldrum (faculty advisor); Nikki Price; Erica McClure; Justice Sharon Lee; Ivy Gardner; Katie Hill; Brandi Price

JUSTICE SHARON LEE SPEAKS AT LMU-DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW



April 19, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) in Knoxville, Tenn., welcomed Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee on Monday, April 18, for a guest lecture sponsored by the Women in Law Society.

Lee spoke to LMU-DSOL students about her experiences in the legal community and the problems and issues she sees for new lawyers. Lee recently hosted the program “The Color of Justice” at LMU-DSOL. The program was aimed at encouraging young, minority women to consider pursuing a career in law.

Lee was appointed to the state’s top court in 2008. She was a judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals for the four years prior to her appointment. She had a successful legal practice in her hometown of Madisonville from 1978 to 2004. Lee holds degrees from the University of Tennessee College of Business and College of Law. She has served on the Knoxville Bar Association Board of Governors, as President of East Tennessee Association for Women, as a Board member of the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women and is a member of the Tennessee and Knoxville Bar Foundations. Lee also serves as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County and the Knoxville YWCA.

The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU-DSOL is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DSOL, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7775 or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/law.