LMU Law Welcomes Largest Class in School's History
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) welcomed 122 incoming law students for orientation and the first day of classes last week, making it the largest class in LMU Law’s history.
“We are excited to welcome this strong and diverse first year class,” said LMU Law Vice President and Dean Matt Lyon. “I am really proud of all the work our admissions team and faculty have done to recruit this class and prepare to welcome them under different and unprecedented circumstances”
Of the 122 new students, 51% percent are male, and 49% percent are female. Twenty-three states are represented, and for the first time ever, nearly half of the incoming class hail from outside of Tennessee. A total of 69 colleges and universities are represented, including 19 Tennessee institutions and 50 outside of Tennessee.
The first-year law students were sworn into the study of law by Lyon on Monday, August 10, and attended their first full day of class on Thursday, August 13. The faculty and staff of LMU Law have worked throughout the summer on plans to safely deliver in person instruction of law students during the global coronavirus pandemic. Precautions include a mask mandate, social distancing accommodations, one-way walkways and simulcasting between three of the facility’s largest classrooms to ensure proper social distancing is achieved.
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.