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Justice Gary Wade to Serve as New Dean at Duncan School of Law
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Justice Gary Wade

Summary: The law school in Knoxville, Tennessee will be gaining a dean that has done it all and will be able to continue teaching students through his experience.

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, TN has a new dean. Former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade in trading in his court robes for a faculty gown. Wade will be introduced as the dean on Monday in Boca Raton, Florida at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference. Wade will be introduced to the student body on August 11th, the first day of class. He won’t officially join the school until he retires in September.


LMU Chairman Autry O.V. “Pete” DeBusk said of Wade, “I know that he has a passion for ensuring access to justice in rural and underserved areas. It has been a cause he has championed throughout his career. There is certainly a synergy between that cause and LMU’s mission to serve Appalachia. We founded the Duncan School of Law to train lawyers in the region to serve their communities and I look forward to the good that will come with Justice Wade’s leadership.”

Wade has devoted the last thirty years to civil service. Along with serving as a Justice for the Tennessee State Supreme Court, he was a presiding judge for the Criminal Court of Appeals. He served for over ten years as the Mayor of Sevierville as well as ran a private practice. His experiences will make him a great dean at any law school.


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