TBA Members Mentor LMU Law Students During Crim Law Day
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law Melanie Reid invited LMU Law alumni practicing criminal law and attorneys from the Tennessee Bar Association Criminal Justice Section to mentor students during LMU Law’s inaugural Crim Law Day on Friday, November 15, 2019.
LMU Law alumni including John Haines, Lauren Williams, Kayla Swiney, Becca Lee, Sam Weaver, Aaron Kimsey and Kyle Vaughan as well as Leslie Price, Steven Moore, Barry Staubus, Samantha Simpson, Cody Fox, John Gill and Jarod Ward, all from the TBA Criminal Justice Section, met with Reid’s second year criminal law classes. The attorneys and students met in small groups to discuss a case study and other topics. The attorneys used the case study to discuss their own case strategies and how they would approach the case. Students were also given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss best practices.
“The rigors of law school can be overwhelming. At LMU Law we really focus on preparing practice-ready lawyers, so this event was yet another opportunity for our students to be mentored by successful practitioners,” Reid said. “It was wonderful to have so many of our alumni willing to come back and share their experiences. The TBA Criminal Justice Section Executive Council has expressed an interest in helping law students learn more about what it’s really like to practice criminal law in Tennessee and I jumped at a chance to bring them to LMU Law.”
Kimsey, Williams, Price, Moore, Staubus, Simpson, Fox, Gill and W fielded questions in a panel discussion with first, second and third year law students over lunch. The lunch session was hosted by the LMU Law Criminal Law Society.
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.