Sydney Beckman

Sydney Beckman
Professor of Law

B.A., Stephen F. Austin University
J.D., Baylor University School of Law

An experienced trial lawyer with a passion for teaching, Sydney Beckman is Professor of Law at the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law. Previously, he taught at the Charleston School of Law and was an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He regularly gives presentations on using technology in the classroom. He has authored dozens of articles and numerous books. His interests include evidence, technology and the law, and domestic relations.


Please download C.V. for complete list of Books and Contributions (2013)

Evidence – A Contemporary Approach (2nd Edition) (with Susan Crump and Fred Galves) (2012)

The 2nd Edition has been reorganized to reflect feedback from users and provides a comprehensive…


Witness Response Manipulation Through Strategic “Non-Leading” Questions (or The Art of Getting the Desired Answer by Asking the Right Question)Southwestern Law Review (2014)

From CD to MP3: Compression in the New Age of Technology (Overlooked Infringement or Fair Use?)Gonzaga Law Review (2007)

Contributions to Books

Smoke and Mirrors: An Escomateur as an Expert WitnessLaw and Magic: A Collection of Essays (2009)

Works in Progress

From CD to MP3: A Look at 3rd Party Liability (2014)

Redefining Adultery in the Digital Age (2014)


Please download C.V. for current list of presentations (2013)


Federal Objections – Quick Reference Card (2nd edition) ( Forthcoming) (2013)

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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.

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