Student Files Suit against LMU Law School

Morgan Crutchfield, a part-time student at Lincoln Memorial University's Knoxville-based John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law, is suing the institution, claiming college administrators negligently allowed her to enroll in the school even though she is ineligible to sit for the state bar exam. Crutchfield says that school officials told her she could enroll despite lacking 12 credit hours in her undergraduate degree -- so long as she completed the hours during her first year of law school. Last month, the Board of Law Examiners informed her that she had to complete her undergraduate degree before beginning law school in order to sit for the state bar exam. She is asking for as much as $750,000 in damages.

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