September 15, 2014 – Knoxville, Tennessee — Two Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law (LMU-DSOL) student groups, The Federalist Society and Christian Legal Society, will present the Fifth Annual Constitution Day Address featuring Judge James L. Cotton, Jr., on Wednesday, September 17, at 1 p.m.
Cotton is the author of The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address. A book he researched, in part, at LMU’s Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum. The late Senator Howard Baker, Jr., contributed a foreword to the book stating, “The Greatest Speech, Ever was written to be more than a specialized monograph about the Gettysburg Address. The author, Judge James L. Cotton, Jr., digressed along the way into side excursions and back roads of Abraham Lincoln’s remarkable life, exploring his hardscrabble childhood, and his courageous but controversial Emancipation Proclamation.”
Cotton is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University and University of Memphis Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1980, and he opened a general law firm the same year. He later helped form the Law Offices of Cotton and Cooper. In 1990, he joined the general sessions court as a part-time judge and has continued to hold this position ever since. Cotton has received several awards for his work in trying to better Scott County.
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 www.law.lmunet.edu.
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