Judge Bill Swann


November 14, 2012 - Knoxville, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law (LMU-DSOL) will host Knox County Fourth Circuit Judge Bill Swann and his entire Order of Protection docket on Thursday, November 15. The day will be conducted as a regular court day, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.

This is the tenth consecutive year that Swann has taken his docket on the road, and the second time LMU-DSOL has hosted the event. The off-site presence is a joint venture of Judge Swann, LMU-DSOL, the Knox County Sheriff Department and Clerk Joy McCroskey aimed at providing LMU-DSOL students the unique learning experience of observing how domestic violence issues can be resolved through the legal system.

A strong advocate for legal education in Knoxville, Swann has convened his high-volume trial docket at an institution of higher education annually since 2003. LMU-DSOL hosted Swann’s court in April and a Tennessee Supreme Court Docket Day in August 2011. During the state’s high court session, LMU-DSOL students witnessed oral arguments for three cases before the court including one death penalty case.

LMU-DSOL is home to a very active internship and externship program, where students gain valuable work experiences in law offices and courtrooms across the region, including Judge Swann’s.

The Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU-DSOL is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DSOL, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 5303 or visit us online at

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