LMU Appeal Will Be Heard in June

The American Bar Association notified Lincoln Memorial University's John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law two weeks ago that it would refer the school's appeal back to the organization's top accrediting body, according to court documents filed Thursday. The association said it would send certain issues back to the Council of the Section of the Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, which will consider the panel's written notice, including the opportunity for an appearance by representatives of the law school, at its June 8 meeting. In the meantime, the ABA has asked U.S. District Judge Tom Varlan to continue to stay the lawsuit Lincoln Memorial filed against the ABA until June 15, when lawyers would file another update on the appeal process. The suit alleges antitrust and due process violations. The school opted also to appeal the decision through the ABA. The News Sentinel has more