January 28, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Thomas C. Galligan, Jr., is a man who wears many hats. College president, educator, author and legal scholar, just to name a few. Galligan will put on another hat, that of guest speaker, on Monday when he visits the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) in Knoxville, Tenn. He will address both the full-time day and part-time evening classes with lectures at 1 and 8 p.m.

He often finds himself behind a podium in front of the bright young minds of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. As a professor of humanities he is not just another professor, but also their college president. Professor is a hat that few college presidents have the opportunity to put on with all the administrative duties and fund raising responsibilities that come with a college presidency; but for Galligan teaching is a passion.

His teaching career began in 1986 when he taught at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University (LSU). At LSU, Galligan was named the Dr. Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law and was honored by the students as the Outstanding LSU Professor on six occasions. He went on to serve as dean and professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he taught torts and admiralty.

Galligan has published numerous books and articles on torts and admiralty. First year law students at LMU-DSOL use Galligan’s Tort Law: Cases, Perspectives and Problems in their Torts course. His scholarship has been cited in the proposed Restatement (Third) of Torts and by numerous legal scholars. His work in the Restatement has been cited by the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate and trial courts.

Galligan’s co-authored scholarship with Professor Frank L. Maraist has been honored by the Louisiana Bar Journal and the Tulane Law Review. He was recently honored with the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Public Service Award and the Knoxville Bar Association's Law and Liberty Award.

Galligan currently serves as co-chair of the Civics Task Force at the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society and is a commissioner for the New Hampshire Post-Secondary Education Commission. He holds an A.B. from Stanford University, a J.D. from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law and an L.L. M. from Columbia University Law School.

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. 7775 or visit us online at

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