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Suit by Law Student Claims Her School Negligently Admitted Her

Posted Feb 17, 2012 7:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A law student in Tennessee with $80,000 in education debt claims in a suit filed this week that her school should not have admitted her.

The $750,000 suit by Morgan Crutchfield says Lincoln Memorial University accepted her even though she had not completed her undergraduate degree and will be ineligible to take the bar exam, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

The suit filed in Knox County court says Crutchfield learned she can’t take the exam if she did not have an undergraduate degree before admission to law school. She began part time studies at Lincoln Memorial in 2009 and worked to complete her undergraduate degree at the same time.

Crutchfield will complete coursework for her bachelor’s degree by June 2012. “Plaintiff has, however, completed 54 hours of law studies credit, obtained and used $79,560 of student loans and expended 2½ years of her life during her law studies,” the complaint says.

The suit claims breach of contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, civil conspiracy and violation of Tennessee consumer protection law.

Above the Law noted the story.

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