Law school sued for not letting student take bar exam

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A student at Lincoln Memorial University's law school is suing, claiming she can't take the state bar exam.

Morgan Crutchfield filed suit in Knox County Chancery Court, asking for $750,000 in damages.

The complaint filed Tuesday alleges the law school was negligent in letting Morgan enroll, despite being 12 credit hours short of her undergraduate degree.

Morgan said the state Board of Law Examiners told her last month that rules require her to have completed her undergrad degree before beginning law school in order to sit for the state bar exam.

Morgan's attorney Hugh Ward Jr. said the school discarded the rules at the very least.

A Lincoln Memorial spokeswoman declined to discuss the lawsuit Wednesday.


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