May 16, 2011 - The student body of the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) collected relief items and cash donations throughout finals week for tornado and flooding victims in Tennessee and Alabama.

The collection was a joint effort organized by several student organizations and the Student Government Association. The students selected two communities to receive the aid: the town of Dayton, Tenn., and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law located in Birmingham, Ala. Dayton is not far from LMU-DSOL’s campus in Knoxville, Tenn. It was selected because the small town was unequipped to deal with the tragedy which struck in the storms of April 27. The Cumberland School of Law was selected for its ties to LMU-DSOL and its faculty.

The students collected items such as bottled water and tarps. Additionally, student leaders are planning a clean-up day in Dayton following exams.

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