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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Tennessee

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Chattanooga, Jackson and Memphis
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Clarksville, Morristown and Kingsport
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga

Salaries for Lawyers in Tennessee

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chattanooga, Jackson and Memphis

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
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  • Offers accelerated programs w/ flexible schedules & professional instruction
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Nashville
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  • BS Legal Studies
  • CERT Paralegal Studies
  • AS Paralegal Studies

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Knoxville
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  • B.S. in Legal Studies
  • A.S. in Legal Studies
  • Certificate: Paralegal (Legal Studies)
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
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  • AS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • Dallas campus named 2013 School of the Year by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).
  • Tuition covers course-required materials for campus students, including books, lab equipment, and class supplies.
  • Offers flat tuition rate to continuously enrolled students who are on track toward program completion.
  • Campus accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 18 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
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Memphis
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  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1916 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers more than 50 programs including criminal justice, technology, business, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
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  • Revises curriculum continually to keep pace with improvements in technology and the increasing needs of business and industry.
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Chattanooga
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  • Criminal Justice - Associate of Applied Science
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  • Each campus features a public spa and/or salon where students can gain real-world experience.
  • 17 campuses across the United States, with online options as well.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent colleges and Schools (ACICS), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Originally founded in 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina by Judge Leon Motte.

More Tennessee Law Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Knoxville
Doctorate
29,937
Memphis
Doctorate & First Professional
20,379
Nashville
Doctorate & First Professional
11,847

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Tennessee. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jackson 140 $148,130
Johnson City 120 $96,210
Cleveland 60 $
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin 2970 $129,740
Knoxville 1130 $133,300

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