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Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee, right, presented Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law student Tammy Crayne, left, with a National Association of Women Judges Equal Access to Justice Scholarship. Also pictured are Crayne’s daughters Sydney and Tate Crayne.

LMU-DSOL STUDENT HONORED WITH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JUDGES EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP



May 25, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) student Tammy Crayne was presented with a National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Equal Access to Justice Scholarship earlier this month at the East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women’s annual luncheon honoring the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee, who serves as a district director for the NAWJ, presented the award to Crayne. LMU-DSOL Vice President and Dean Sydney A. Beckman was also on hand for the presentation. Crayne was chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarship based upon her sustained and passionate commitment to the achievement of equality of opportunity and access in the system of justice.

Crayne is a second-year law student at LMU-DSOL where she is enrolled in the part-time program. Crayne also works as a law clerk with East Tennessee Legal Aid in Morristown, Tenn. She serves as treasurer of LMU-DSOL’s Family Law Society and is a member of the Women of the Law Society. Crayne is also a student member of the Tennessee Bar Association and a legal research assistant for the DSOL faculty. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration and a Masters of Business Administration degree from The University of Tennessee at Martin. She is a member of East Rogersville Baptist Church.

Lee recently hosted another NAWJ event at LMU-DSOL. The NAWJ and the YWCA Knoxville sponsored the gathering which included panel discussions about choosing law as a career and how judges and lawyers make a difference. Twelve female minority students from Knoxville-area high schools were chosen to participate in the program, titled “The Color of Justice.”

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. 5304 or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/law.