Dean Laura S. Hash is the Assistant Dean for Students and Assistant Professor of Law at the Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law. Dean Hash teaches Lawyering Skills II and III, which are the legal writing courses focusing on predictive and persuasive writing as well as oral advocacy, and Academic Success, which is designed to enhance the skills necessary to succeed in law school. Prior to joining LMU, Dean Hash worked as a trial attorney initially with a firm in Mississippi doing mass tort defense and later as a private practitioner in Tennessee primarily as a child advocate. Dean Hash also clerked for a Juvenile Judge from 2007-2008. Dean Hash is an East Tennessee native who obtained her undergraduate degree in American Studies with a minor in music at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999. She received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 2003.