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Commencement and Graduation Requirements

December 2021 Commencement


Saturday, December 11, 2021

1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. EDT


LMU Law's December 2021 commencement will be conducted in the Tex Turner Arena on the main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. The event is scheduled to be an in-person commencement, subject to conditions at the time.

The address for LMU's main campus is 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, Tennessee 37752.

For additional details, please contact Assistant Dean Andrew McRee. Dean McRee's email address is [email protected]


May 2022 Commencement


Thursday, May 12, 2022 (Tentative)

4 P.M. EDT


Subject to conditions at the time, LMU Law will conduct an in-person commencement. Each graduate will be limited to two guests.

Complete details can be obtained from Assistant Dean Andrew McRee. Dean McRee's email address is [email protected]


Graduation Requirements

  1. To complete the requirements for the Doctor of Jurisprudence, a student must:

    1. Complete at least 90 credit hours, with no more than 45 credit hours from another law school;
    2. Complete all required courses as defined in Section XIII of the Student Handbook;
    3. Complete at least 23 elective credit hours;
    4. Satisfy the upper-level writing requirement;
    5. Earn at least six credit hours in experiential learning courses;
    6. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher;
    7. Attend at least eight presentations in the professionalism series;
    8. Complete the program of legal studies in no fewer than 24 months and no more than 84 months from the commencement of study at LMU Law or any law school from which LMU Law has accepted transfer credit;
    9. Complete 30 hours of pro bono work, at least 10 of which must involve meaningful law-related service to persons of limited means or organizations that provide services persons of limited means;
    10. Complete debt counseling, if the student has accessed financial aid in law school;
    11. Have no outstanding balance on any LMU or LMU Law account; and
    12. Order graduation attire and pay the graduation fee.