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LMU-DSOL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION TAKES STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER



September 28, 2011 - Knoxville, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has organized a team to participate in the American Cancer Society’s 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 2.

The team, LMU-Duncan School of Law Students for a Cure, will be raising funds for the American Cancer Society throughout the next week with special fund raising efforts. The BLSA in cooperation with LMU-DSOL faculty will sponsor pink-out days. For a donation of $20 or more, students will receive a pink LMU-DSOL shirt. On pink-out days, students wearing the shirts will be immune from being called on during the class period.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is a three to five mile, annual noncompetitive event which started in 1993. Over the previous 18 walks, nearly seven million walkers have helped to raise over $400 million for breast cancer research. Statistically speaking, almost every single person in the United States will be affected by breast cancer, whether directly or indirectly through a friend or caring for a loved one. Therefore, everyone is encouraged to support the American Cancer Society in its efforts to eradicate breast cancer.

Interested individuals can support LMU-Duncan School of Law Students For A Cure by joining the team or making a donation at the Making Strides Walk website. For more information visit makingstrides.acsevents.org.

BLSA’s goal is to set an example of service and humanitarian effort to its local community. In its short tenure at the Law School, BLSA has gathered over 5,000 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank, collected over 400 stuffed bears for local juvenile courts and police departments and assisted in storm relief following the spring tornados. LMU-DSOL’S BLSA is dedicated to empowering students of the African-American race to succeed in the academic environment of law school. BLSA endeavors to facilitate interaction between students of all races in order to draw from the advantages that true diversity brings to the educational experience.

The Dean is fully informed as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval 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 matriculating student.

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. 5303 or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/law.