Welcome new alumni!

Commencement is a special time for graduating students, their loved ones, and the entire academic community where they have completed their studies. As with most educational programs, graduation from law school marks an important milestone in one’s personal and professional development.

On May 18, 2013 LMU Law held its inaugural commencement exercises at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. This was a truly momentous occasion for the law school and the wider LMU family.

The school’s namesake, John J. Duncan, Jr., was the keynote speaker. Dr. James Dawson (LMU’s President), Parham Williams (LMU Law’s Interim Vice President and Dean), O. V. (Pete) DeBusk (Chairman of LMU’s Board of Trustees), and Robert Watson (Chairman of LMU Law’s Advisory Board) also addressed those in attendance. Following formal conferral of degrees, full-time teaching faculty shared the honor of hooding graduating students.

Like most worthwhile undertakings, the journey to this day was not easy. As the years pass, we hope our new graduates will reflect on their time with us and appreciate the lessons learned in and out of the classroom.

To the Class of 2013: Please keep in touch with us and know that we sincerely wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavors.

Highlights of our inaugural commencement can be found on our Facebook page ( or at

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