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Part-Time/Hybrid Program

Thank you for your interest in our Part-time/Hybrid JD program! We have spent years researching and developing a new and innovative curriculum designed to benefit students who cannot attend law school in the traditional sense, and we believe that we are offering an excellent, top-rate program of study.

About two-thirds of the program is online. After orientation, you will attend on-campus for no more than two long weekends a semester, and your fourth year is entirely online. Our online sessions are designed to be completed in an asynchronous manner, meaning that you work at your own pace without the necessity of a rigid schedule requiring class participation at set times. We are proud of this innovative approach, one of the first of its kind.

Please investigate our program further, and let us know if we can help. One cautionary note is that, at least in the first several years of the program, class sizes will be limited. For Fall 2024, the class size is limited to 50 students (two section of 25). For Fall 2025, the class size is limited to 60 students (two sections of 30). If you are interested in the LMU DSOL Part-time/Hybrid Program, we encourage you to review the information regarding our program and apply soon.


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Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654, 312-988-6738. LMU Law has received an acquiescence in substantive change from the Council to offer the Part-time Hybrid JD Program. 

Applicants are advised that some law schools may not accept transfer credits from this program. Furthermore, each jurisdiction sets its own criteria for admission to the bar and to sit for its bar examination. As graduates of an ABA-approved law school and program, graduates of the Part-time/Hybrid JD program will satisfy most jurisdictions’ current legal education requirements and thus be eligible for admission to the bar in most states. However, LMU Law advises all applicants to the Part-time/Hybrid J.D. Program to check with the jurisdictions in which they may seek admission to the bar to ensure that graduation from the Part-time/Hybrid program will make them eligible for taking the bar exam and being admitted to the bar in those jurisdictions. Contact information for all relevant bar admissions agencies is available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners


Faculty and Staff

The school has an exceptional group of faculty and staff who will guide you through your law school experience. The faculty consists of a diverse group of highly qualified educators lead by Dean Matthew Lyon assisted by Vonda Laughlin, the Associate Dean for the Hybrid/Part-Time program. Information regarding professors is available here: DSOL Faculty Page. Our faculty, which includes attorneys and current and former judges, work hard to provide you with the personalized experience you need to succeed. They are experienced practitioners and accomplished scholars with expertise in areas such as family law, criminal law, corporate law, and estate planning. Plus, many of our professors are former judicial clerks in federal and state courts which enabled them to gain an understanding of the inner workings of the court system.

In reviewing faculty at the school, you may want to pay particular attention to the professors teaching in the first semester of study who are listed below. Notably, Dean Lyon, who has a great interest in the program and who has been directly involved in its implementation, will be teaching in the program’s first semester.


Matthew Lyon,

Vice President of Lincoln Memorial University, Dean, and Professor of Law

Civil Procedure I

Arlene Amarante,

Associate Professor of Law

Legal Communication I

Katie Jones,

Director of Academic Success and Assessment & Associate Professor of Law

Legal Foundations

Dr. April Meldrum,

Professor of Law


Gordon Russell,

Associate Dean, Professor of Law, and Director of the Law Library

Legal Research I