Accreditation and Approval

American Bar Association

Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law is provisionally approved by the American Bar Association. 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 LMU 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

Tennessee Board of Law Examiners

LMU Law is also approved by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. For information about TBLE approval, please contact:

Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
401 Church Street, Suite 2200
Nashville, TN 37243-0740
615.741.3234

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges

Finally, Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges 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 degree program, ensuring students are eligible for federal financial aid. For more information and to verify Lincoln Memorial University’s Level VI membership, contact:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033-4097
404.679.4500

LMU | DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW
601 West Summit Hill Drive | Knoxville, TN 37902

865.545.5300 Main Number
423.869.6914 Fax Number
865.545.5303 Admissions

Lincoln Memorial University

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.