April 23, 2014 – Harrogate, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law (LMU-DSOL) has nominated students Jacob Baggett, Michael Beehan and Bridgett Johnson to become student members of the Hamilton Burnett Chapter of the American Inns of Court.
The American Inns of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, law professors and law students fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills. Most Inns of Court concentrate on issues surrounding civil and criminal litigation practice. The Inns typically meet once a month during the academic year to hold programs and discussions on matters relevant to law and legal practice.
“The Hamilton Burnett chapter includes judges and attorneys from a variety of law specialties and each meeting involves informal networking,” Associate Dean April Meldrum said. “This a great opportunity for our students to be mentored by some very accomplished lawyers and judges.”
Baggett, of Dickson, Tenn., is a second-year law student in the full-time program. Baggett has just been appointed as the next editor-in-chief of the LMU Law Review. He is an interning law clerk in the chambers of Chief Justice Gary R. Wade of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Baggett holds a bachelor of science in history from East Tennessee State University.
Beehan, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., is a third-year law student in the part-time program. He is involved in Moot Court and the Immigration Law Association. Through the latter he has volunteered at several immigration law clinics and helped to organize a seminar for Tennessee certified courtroom interpreters. He is pursuing his legal education while working as an human resources representative for MS Technology, Inc., in Oak Ridge. Beehan graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. He is married to Lissie Meza Beehan and the couple has a daughter, Soly.
Johnson, of Puyallup, Wash., is a third-year law student in the part-time program. She is the president of the Family Law Society and involved with Mocktrial and the Women of Law Society. Johnson is employed by EdFinancial Services and volunteers 15 hours a week at Legal Aid of East Tennessee at the Family Justice Center. She holds a political science degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Johnson resides in Knoxville.
The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU-DSOL is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DSOL, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 5303 or visit us online at law.lmunet.edu.