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LMU DUNCAN SCHOOL OF LAW BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION'S CAN DRIVE COLLECTS OVER 5,000 CANS FOR SECOND HARVEST



November 23, 2010 - Harrogate, Tennessee — The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of the Lincoln Memorial University-Duncan School of Law (LMU-DSOL) organized a canned food drive to benefit Second Harvest of Knoxville. Over the past week, the student group collected cans during classes, yielding a harvest too big for the Knoxville food pantry to pick up in one trip.

The student organization began the drive a week ago. Second Harvest visited LMU-DSOL for their first pick-up the following day. At that time the collection was too large to be handled in one load. Thursday evening alone, BSLA collected another 2,547 cans. Organization leaders estimate that faculty, staff and students of LMU-DSOL have donated well over 5,000 cans.

LMU-DSOL’S BLSA is dedicated to empowering students of the traditional African-American race to succeed in the academic environment of law school. It also encourages interaction between students of all races and to draw from the advantages that true diversity brings to the educational experience. The goal of the Black Law Student Association is to set an example of service and humanitarian effort to its local community.

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.

CAPTION: LMU-Duncan School of Law Associate Professor Cheryl George, Dean Sydney A. Beckman and students Kyle Vaughan and Leah Gonzalez are pictured with the canned food collected by the Black Law Student Association for Second Harvest.

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