LMU Law Introduces Accelerated JD Option

Law Graduates

degree candidateThe Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) has approved an accelerated path for qualified students to earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree six months faster than its traditional modes of legal education.

The accelerated option would allow qualified full-time students to earn their law degrees in as little as two-and-a-half years instead of three years, including three fall, two spring, and two summer semesters. Qualified flex-time students following the accelerated path would earn their law degrees in three-and-a-half years instead of four years by completing four fall, three spring, and two summer semesters. These curricular paths would result in students completing their degrees in the December prior to the May graduation of the cohort with which they entered, making them eligible to sit for the February bar exam in the jurisdiction of their choice.

Students will apply for the accelerated programs after the spring semester of their first year and will need to have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better in their first-year courses to be considered. For more information about the Accelerated JD Program, contact Associate Dean for Enrollment Services Randy Mathews at 865.545.5303 or by email at randy.mathews@LMUnet.edu.

The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU Law 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 Law, call 865.545.5303 or visit us online at Law.LMUnet.edu.

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