Law School Sues ABA Over Accreditation Denial

Law360, New York (December 22, 2011, 3:53 PM EST) -- Lincoln Memorial University’s law school sued the American Bar Association on Thursday in Tennessee federal court, claiming the association colluded with other law schools to artificially restrain competition by refusing to accredit it. 

The Duncan School of Law alleged that the ABA’s capricious and anti-competitive denial of provisional accreditation earlier this week was an attempt to restrain trade, in violation of the Sherman and Clayton acts. 

The suit claims the ABA acted in concert with other already accredited law schools to boycott LMU’s law school and...
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Case Information

Case Title

Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law v. American Bar Association (TV1)

Case Number



Tennessee Eastern

Nature of Suit



Thomas A Varlan

Date Filed

December 21, 2011

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