Accreditation and Approval
Lincoln Memorial University – John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). Students at provisionally accredited law schools are given the same recognition as students at fully accredited law schools. Upon the award of provisional accreditation, students enrolled in the institution and who subsequently graduate are deemed graduates of an ABA-accredited law school.
A provisionally approved law school may apply for full approval no earlier than two years after receiving provisional approval and must obtain full approval within five years after receiving provisional approval. The earliest Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law may apply for full accreditation from the ABA 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 312.988.6738
Additionally, Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law is approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners.
For information about the approval of the Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law, please contact the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners (www.state.tn.us/lawexaminers/) at 401 Church Street, Suite 2200, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0740 or call 615.741.3234.
Finally, Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees.
On April 27, 2009, the SACS-COC granted approval for the University to offer the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree program ensuring that students are eligible for federal financial aid.
For information regarding this regional accrediting body and to verify Lincoln Memorial University’s Level VI membership, contact the Commission on Colleges (www.sacscoc.org) at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500