April 26, 2012
Duncan Law School and Its Students Receive a Stay of Execution
The Knoxville News is reporting that Duncan School of Law has been granted a five-year extension of its provisional accreditation by the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners. Provisional under the same terms when Duncan was original accredited in 2009 by the Board, namely, receiving ABA accreditation. To date that has not been forthcoming. Hopefully Duncan School of Law will be accredited by the ABA before the end of this five-year extension. If not, well some very good law librarians will be looking for new jobs.
The Board of Law Examiners extension means that Duncan Law grads can sit for the Tennessee state bar because the State does not require that exam takers must graduate from an ABA-approved school. Duncan Law's inaugural class will graduate in 2013. [JH]