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Why Knoxville


With a population of more than 180,000, Knoxville has the amenities of a big city and the soul of a small town. You'll find a variety of unique stores, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops sprinkled throughout the historic downtown, just steps from LMU Law. Hundreds of miles of trails beckon in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a short drive from Knoxville. Plenty of agencies offer public service opportunities, including the renowned Highlander Research and Education Center, a social justice training center with a long history of involvement in civil rights, labor activism, youth leadership, and immigration reform. Knoxville is also a short drive from several major cities including Nashville, Asheville, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Louisville.


Knoxville and East Tennessee are often cited as one of the fastest-growing regions in the country for good reason. With low taxes and affordable amenities, Knoxville and the region routinely appear in many national Best Of... lists.  



With an abundance of festivals, concerts, outdoor activities and events in Knoxville and the surrounding area year-round, you can plan your next adventure by visiting Visit Knoxville and Knoxville Weekend. Also, make sure you coordinate your trip so you experience one of the nation's largest events - Big Ears Music Festival. With a variety of musical and food offerings, everyone can find something to enjoy.

Besides LMU Law, we invite you to the area to experience one of our nation's best-kept secrets.

Knoxville... It's Happening.