Matthew R. Lyon Named Next Dean of LMU Law

Appointment as VP and Dean begins July 1, 2020

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Top Bar Passage Rates in TN

LMU grads' 88.9% first-time bar passage rate ranks first among Tennessee's six law schools

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Announcing Two Additional Program Options

JD/MBA Dual Degree Program    JD/MPA Joint Degree Program

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Earn Your Law Degree Faster

Accelerated JD Program Options for Qualified Students  (2.5 year and 3.5 year options)

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LMU’s Duncan School of Law


Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, LMU Law is committed to producing practice-ready graduates who benefit from an innovative curriculum and supportive learning environment. Far from your stereotypical law school, LMU Law is a close-knit community filled with people who care where students build relationships that last.

Classes at LMU Law are “sustainably small,” offering students individual attention unmatched at most other schools. Students are more than a number here, enjoying enviable access to our expert faculty. Whether you pursue full- or part-time studies, you will graduate prepared and excited for a fulfilling career in the law.

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Dean Matt Lyon May 11, 2020

Matthew R. Lyon Named Next Dean of LMU Duncan School of Law

LMU President Clayton Hess has appointed Matthew R. Lyon as vice president and dean of the LMU Duncan School of Law (LMU Law). Lyon has been part of LMU Law since its founding in 2009. His appointment begins on July 1, 2020.

Seated classes May 11, 2020

LMU Preparing for Seated Classes in Fall

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess announced today the decision to resume seated courses and the on-campus experience this fall to the extent allowed by law. The summer term, which began on Monday, May 4, will continue online, except for experiential learning courses and laboratory courses, which will be conducted in person under strict social distancing and CDC hygiene guidelines.

Abe in Regalia May 7, 2020

LMU Confers Degrees on 72 LMU Law Graduates

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess conferred 72 Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees on candidates from the LMU Duncan School of Law that completed the degree requirements at the close of the spring semester on Thursday, May 7.