Nashville School of Law

Nashville School of Law to Honor Alumnus, Faculty at Annual Recognition Dinner

Fishburn, Neal to be feted June 7 at annual gathering that draws attorneys from across Tennessee

Nashville School of Law will honor Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Mark Fishburn as its 2019 alumni honoree and professor Dianne Neal as the faculty honoree at the 26th annual Recognition Dinner June 7, one of the largest gatherings of attorneys each year in Tennessee.

“Both of these individuals represent the best of what Nashville School of Law is all about,” Dean William C. Koch, Jr. said. “Their dedication to the School and passion for teaching are demonstrated through their connections with students and enthusiasm for our mission.”

Legal Community Mourns Death of Douglas Fisher, former NSL Board Member

Described as a “true statesman of the bar,” former Nashville School of Law Board of Trust member and instructor Douglas Murrey Fisher died Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Franklin at the age of 91.

Fisher cofounded the Nashville law firm of Howell & Fisher, PLLC. in 1964 after serving as an aide to governors Frank G. Clement, Sr. and Buford Ellington. Fisher was an inaugural member of the Board of Trust of the School and served from 1993 to 2015. He also taught Civil Procedure at the School for seven years. The School honored Fisher in 1997 with the Distinguished Faculty Award at its annual Recognition Dinner.

Practice Bar Exam

All 1L and 2L students are required to take a practice bar exam.

Here are the details:

  • The exams will be administered at 6:30 p.m. on both May 13 and 16. Students need to attend only one testing date.
  • 1Ls will have two hours to complete 67 multiple choice questions covering torts, contracts, and criminal law.
  • 2Ls will have three hours to complete 100 multiple choice questions covering civil procedure, constitutional law, evidence, and property. 2Ls are welcome to take both tests if they wish to attend both nights.
  • NSL exam conditions will apply. The tests will be on Scantron paper only. No computers.
  • There is no signup needed.
  • Completion of the test is required for advancement to the next year of study. Students who have completed only a portion of the requirements for either year should not take the test.
  • Makeup exams are highly discouraged, as this date has been on the calendar since the academic schedule was announced. If you have an unavoidable conflict, contact Heather Bright in the office. Makeup fees will apply.

Individual results will be shared with students via SONIS and results review sessions will be scheduled.

3Ls & 4Ls

3L and 4L students are welcome to take either or both exams. Both exams will be administered on May 13 and May 16. Students are welcome to come to either or both days.