March 6, 2014 – Knoxville, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law (LMU-DSOL) has announced two new scholarship programs to benefit Appalachian College Association (ACA), Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Associations (TICUA) and Tennessee-supported four-year university students.
The Access to Justice Scholarship Program will provide a full-tuition scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year for one student from each of the member schools of ACA, TICUA and from each state-supported four-year university in Tennessee. The program is aimed at furthering the mission of LMU-DSOL by providing educational opportunities to the underserved populations of Appalachia and beyond and by enhancing access to justice for the people of the region.
The scholarship eligibility requirements include: acceptance for admission to LMU-DSOL; a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score of 152 or higher; a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75; an earned baccalaureate degree from an ACA or TICUA member school or state-supported university and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the undergraduate institution from which the applicant graduated. Each awardee must perform 30 hours of pro bono service prior to graduation and enroll in a one-semester externship with Legal Aid of East Tennessee.
The scholarship will be renewed annually for each awardee who maintains a cumulative law school GPA of 2.6 or higher. The deadline to apply to the Access for Justice Scholarships is June 6, 2014.
The second scholarship program LMU-DSOL announced this week is its LSAT Scholarships. Available to graduates or seniors (who will graduate in May 2014) from ACA and TICUA member schools as well as state-supported four year universities in Tennessee, the program will provide a scholarship in an amount equal to the registration fee for the LSAT to be administered in June 2014. LMU-DSOL will pay the scholarship (valued at $165) directly to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The scholarship is available to both first-time takers and those who wish to retake the LSAT. In order to receive the award, the test-taker must submit an application for admission to LMU-DSOL.
For more information contact Randy Mathews or Trish Carroll in the LMU-DSOL Admissions Office at 865.545.5303 or law.admissions@LMUnet.edu.
The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU-DSOL 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-DSOL, call 865.545.5303 or visit us online at law.lmunet.edu.
Regarding ABA Accreditation
The Dean is fully informed as to the Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools by the American Bar Association. The Administration and the Dean are determined to devote all necessary resources and in other respects to take all necessary steps to present a program of legal education that will qualify for approval by the American Bar Association. The Law School makes no representation to any applicant that it will be approved by the American Bar Association prior to the graduation of any matriculating student.
For additional information regarding the process, please see the ABA Law School Accreditation Process. For general information, contact the ABA (www.abanet.org/legaled) at American Bar Association, section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598 or call (312) 988-6738.