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Christopher Cowart

LMU-DSOL WELCOMES COWART AS DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES



March 28, 2011 - Knoxville, Tennessee – Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) welcome Christopher Cowart as the Director of Career Services. Cowart will help guide LMU-DSOL students into successful careers in the field of law and beyond.

In his new position, Cowart will provide career counseling for the law school students; professional development programming that will include help with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and information on specific practice areas; act as an intermediary between law students and potential employers; conduct outreach to the legal community and potential employers as well as maintain internship and employment postings.

Cowart is a highly accomplished attorney who has spent the majority of the majority of his life in East Tennessee. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and combines experience in both law and business in a variety of areas, including workforce education, clean energy technology, geography and community legal education. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor and earned his Master of Science from Florida State University.

Before joining LMU-DSOL, Cowart worked as a coordinator for Walters State Community College’s Center for Workforce Education where he worked in Clean Energy Technology counseling participants to help them achieve their educational and career goals, conducting training sessions and recruiting.

Cowart’s experience in the field of law is extensive. In 2006, Cowart joined the Fourth Judicial District Attorney General’s Office in Sevierville as an Assistant District Attorney, where he, among other duties, tried cases, conducted hearings and presented cases to the Grand Jury. Later, Cowart entered private practice where he handled issues primarily related to business and real estate law.

While in law school, Cowart also served as a law clerk for the Tennessee Valley Authority and as an Attorney-Advisor for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Denver, Colorado. In 2003, Cowart began volunteering for Legal Aid of East Tennessee, an organization dedicated to ensuring equal justice for elderly, abused and low income individuals. He helped develop educational materials on the dangers of home-buying.

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 www.lmunet.edu/law.

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