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BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS KNOX AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH TEDDY BEAR DRIVE



April 29, 2011 - Knoxville, Tennessee—The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) organized a teddy bear drive to benefit the Knoxville Police Department and the juvenile courts in the area.

The student organization spent the week prior to Easter encouraging students, faculty and staff to support the cause. BLSA worked with DSOL faculty to offer incentives to students who participated. A total of 277 stuffed animals were donated.

Often when law enforcement officers arrive on the scene of accidents, domestic violence incidents and other calls there are children present. Officers routinely carry teddy bears or stuffed animals with them to offer the children for comfort and to help ease the stress of the situation, making the call easier to respond to.

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.