The magazine previewed its annual ranking earlier this week, citing LMU Law as one of nine newcomers. The list distinguishes 60 out of 201 law schools analyzed. The ranking looks at tuition, living expenses, debt, employment rate and bar passage rates for the two most recent years available.
The full ranking and grades will be published in the Fall issue of The National Jurist in late October. A version will also appear in the Fall issue of preLaw magazine.
LMU Law has grown steadily since receiving provisional approval from the American Bar Association in 2014. Under the leadership of LMU Law Vice President and Dean Gary Wade, the institution has celebrated several milestones, including the highest first-time pass rate in school history in July 2016, being named the “Top Law School for Bar Preparation” by National Jurist and a 100% overall employment rate for May 2015 graduates, including 94% full-time, long-term employment and 82% in J.D.-required employment. Since the law school graduated its first class in May 2013, 93% of LMU Law graduates who have taken a bar exam in a number of states have passed.
“Our faculty and staff work overtime to provide a great education. Our Dean of Admissions, Randy Mathews, and our Dean of Students, Andrew McRee, however, are responsible for the recruitment of students with a strong work ethic and the placement of those students in important positions in the legal profession.” Wade said. “The recognition from National Jurist as being both best in bar preparation and affordable to our students is quite a complement to our school.”
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU Law 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 Law, call 865.545.5303 or visit us online at Law.LMUnet.edu.