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A student from Lincoln Memorial University is asking for almost $750,000 in damages. The student filed a lawsuit against administrators from the college claiming that they negligently allowed the student to enroll in the law school at the university even though she is not eligible for the bar exam for the state.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the Knox County Chancery Court by Morgan Crutchfield. Crutchfield is a part-time student at Lincoln Memorial University’s John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law, which is located in Knoxville.


Despite Crutchfield missing 12 hours of credit for her undergraduate degree, the school still told her that she could enroll in the Duncan School of Law.

“They discarded the rules at the very least, and I think that as attorneys and as administrators, they’re bound to know what the requirements are when they’re attempting to bring students into the law program,” Hugh Ward Jr. said. Ward is Crutchfield’s attorney and is from the law firm of Bernstein, Stair & McAdams in Knoxville.

No comments or statements were made by spokespeople from Lincoln Memorial University on Wednesday. The main campus for the school is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. The lawsuit names the Duncan School of Law, the university, the dean of the Duncan School of Law, the associate dean for academics and the former director of admissions for the university.

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