February 24, 2016 — Lincoln Memorial University’s Duncan School of Law will again offer its Admission Through Performance (ATP) Program for fall 2016 enrollment.
“The mission of LMU and its law school centers on service to underserved populations in Southern Appalachia and beyond. This university is committed to providing pathways to advanced careers, and the Admission Through Performance Program is yet another way LMU is delivering to its mission,” said Judge Gary Wade, dean.
The ATP Program provides a supplemental method for assessing a student’s capacity to succeed in law school by letting participants demonstrate their aptitude for legal training. To do so, they must successfully complete a condensed law school curriculum. Participants receive instruction in the Foundations of Legal Analysis as well as a survey of Civil Procedure. The courses are taught by LMU Law faculty.
To be eligible for the ATP Program, applicants must have been considered for regular admission by the Admissions Committee and Dean. Applicants must have the following items on file:
- a completed application;
- a personal statement;
- two letters of recommendation; and
- a current Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
Additionally, applicants must have scored 138 or higher on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) within the last five years and have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.0. Applicants who have yet to take the LSAT or do not have at least a 138 or higher on the LSAT within the last five years may still be eligible to participate in the ATP Program provided they are registered to take the June 2016 LSAT and the Office of Admissions has received an application, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Participation is not guaranteed. Offers to participate in the ATP Program are extended by the Admissions Committee and Dean.
The ATP Program consists of seven class sessions and a final exam. The classes will take place on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and early July.The ATP Program is free of charge. Space is limited, so participants are asked to commit to completing the program if they register. No course credit will be awarded.
For additional information on the ATP Program or to register, contact the LMU Law Office of Admissions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 865.545.5303.