Milligan College announces partnership with LMU law school

Published 12:01 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

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Milligan College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a partnership that will allow Milligan graduates to seamlessly pursue their education at LMU John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law in Knoxville, the two schools announced Wednesday.

LMU President B. James Dawson and Milligan President Bill Greer signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions at Milligan’s Little Hartland Welcome Center Wednesday morning.

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The LMU John J. Duncan School of Law recently received its accreditation, and the partnership will become effective this fall. Through the partnership, one student from Milligan College will be given a complete scholarship to LMU law school each year and other students who meet the preset requirements will be given a discount on tuition.

Also, LMU School of Law will work with Milligan to inform students about the process of applying to law school and help them prepare for the Law School Admission Test.

“We feel that our program of legal education is perfectly suited for students from both colleges,” Dawson said. “We are interested in attracting students from schools that provide their students with an excellent education, and we know Milligan graduates are well-prepared to succeed.”

Milligan has many students who go on to attend law school and pursue careers in that field, Greer said.

“We are delighted to have this degree of accessibility open to our school,” Greer said. “This is a great opportunity for our students. We like the fact that the school is in Tennessee and that it is smaller like Milligan. LMU’s goal to serve the Appalachian region is complementary to Milligan’s own Christian mission of preparing students as servant leaders in their communities. We are excited about this opportunity to work with LMU and prepare the next generation of law students who are working towards a greater goal.”

The one complete scholarship will be presented to a student who makes at least a 152 on the LSAT and has a 2.75 or higher grade point average. Other students who have a GPA and LSAT score higher than the median of other students applying to the law school will be eligible for a 30 percent discount.

LMU’s Duncan School of Law is in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. The law school 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 School of Law, call 800-325-0900, ext. 5303, or visit online at

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