LMU Considering New Joint Degree Programs with Law School

The new Lincoln Memorial University Center for Leadership and Community Advocacy will focus on conflict resolution and mediation, and was modeled after a similar facility at Pepperdine University in California, LMU president B. James Dawson said Tuesday. The center will offer an educational doctorate in executive leadership, a master’s in education in community agency counseling, a master’s of business administration and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. According to Knoxnews, officials hope the new center will bolster its John J. Duncan Law School by offering the joint MBA-law program, attracting more students and boosting job placement for graduates. The law school also is making a second effort to win accreditation from the American Bar Association after being denied approval in 2011.