In an effort to ensure graduates, family members and friends are fully informed about commencement and LMU-sanctioned activities surrounding the festivities, we have provided the following essential information.

Commencement Schedule


Rehearsal To Be Announced
 Commencement Saturday, December 13, 2014
11 a.m.
 Venue Lincoln Memorial University                                                                         Tex Turner Arena                                                                                           6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway                                                             Harrogate, TN 37752
 Directions (Map) 

Commencement for May 2014 graduates will be conducted on Friday, May 8th at 10 a.m. on the main campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. It will be conducted at Tex Turner Arena.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Checklist – 2014-2015 – Students Requiring 88 Hours to Graduate

Graduation Checklist – 2014-2015 – Students Requiring 90 Hours to Graduate

In order to complete the requirements for the Doctor of Jurisprudence, a student must:

  1. Complete either 88 hours or 90 hours (depending on when you matriculated to LMU-DSOL), with no more than 29 credit hours from another law school;
  2. Complete all required courses as defined by the Student Handbook in §XII.G.1. & XII.G.2.;
  3. Satisfy the upper-level writing requirement;
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 or higher;
  5. Complete the program of legal studies in no fewer than twenty-four (24) months and no more than eighty-four (84) months from the commencement of study at the Duncan School of Law or any law school from which the Duncan School of Law has accepted transfer credit;
  6. Complete 30 hours of pro bono work after all required courses were completed, at least 10 of which must involve meaningful law-related service to persons of limited means or organizations that provide service thereto;
  7. Complete debt counseling, if the student has undergraduate or law school loans;
  8. Have no outstanding balance on any LMU or DSOL account; and
  9. Order graduation attire and pay the graduation fee.

Note: The credit hours needed to complete the requirements for a Doctor of Jurisprudence will change to 90 hours for those students matriculating in Fall 2014 or later.

Parking Information

Parking at the Tex Turner Arena on Lincoln Memorial University’s Main Campus in Harrogate, TN is free.

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Accreditation Statement
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is provisionally accredited
by the American Bar Association. The earliest LMU-DSOL may apply for ABA full accreditation is December 2016.

Questions concerning ABA accreditation may be directed to:
Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312.988.6738

American Bar Association FAQ Website

Additionally, Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.