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About Akram Faizer

Professor Akram Faizer joined the LMU faculty in July 2011 and was awarded the Professor of the Year award for the 2012-2013 academic year. Prior to joining the LMU faculty, Professor Faizer was a practicing attorney in Buffalo, NY, where he specialized in litigation at Hiscock & Barclay LLP, a venerable New York law firm. As a litigator, Professor Faizer focused his practice on real estate valuation, with special emphasis on both eminent domain and tax assessment disputes. While practicing as an attorney, Professor Faizer was the first person to be awarded the Hanna S. Cohn Young Lawyer Award by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono legal service to his community. The Award was especially meaningful to Professor Faizer in that it is awarded on annual basis to only one attorney in the entire State of New York based on the recommendation of that attorney’s local bar association.
Professor Faizer graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in Notre Dame, IN, with a Juris Doctor Degree in June 2000. While a law student, Professor Faizer was awarded the Jessup International Moot Court Award for excellent in oral advocacy and an award by the Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights based on his participation in “Peace Project,” a human rights internship that enabled participants from North American law schools to both learn about and seek ways of engendering a stable peace between parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Professor Faizer holds both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology from Montreal, Canada’s McGill University.
He is a member of the New York and Tennessee bars.


Present Associate Professor of Law, Lincoln Memorial University - Duncan School of Law

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • Professor of the Year Award, 2012-2013
  • Hanna S. Cohn Young Lawyers Award, 2002
  • New York State Bar Association's Young Lawyer Award for Pro Bono Services
  • Jessup International Moot Court Award, 2000
  • Notre Dame Law School's Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
  • Student Conference on International Affairs (SCUSA) 1997
  • McGill University's Sole Delegate to the U.S. Military Academy's Annual Conference on International Affairs in West Point, NY


  • Property
  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • First Amendment
  • U.S. Constitutional Law


August 1997June 2000 J.D., University of Notre Dame ‐ Law School
September 1992June 1995 B.S., McGill University

Contact Information

Lincoln Memorial University
Duncan School of Law
601 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902