Lincoln Memorial University

R. Gerald McMurty Lectures


The Institute sponsors the R. Gerald McMurtry Memorial lecture series by leading scholars from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. The lecture series honors the contributions of the late R. Gerald McMurtry to Lincoln scholarship. The Institute will continue pursuing his goal to raise public awareness of Abraham Lincoln and his contributions to the American experience.

Click here to read about Dr. McMurtry's History at Lincoln Memorial University (1937-1956)

Most Recent Lecture

2017 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture - November 3, 2017

Speaker: Sam D. Elliott (JD) 
                Member of Chattanooga law firm of Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott and Cannon, PLLC

Topic:      "You cannot get back without some irregularity": Lincoln and Johnson and the
                 Return of Civil Government to Tennessee

Time:        Noon - 1 p.m.

Location:  LMU Duncan School of Law Courtroom (601 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN)

The lecture will be simulcast to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum on the LMU Main Campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. One hour of general Continuing Law Education (CLE) credit is available for attorneys.

2016 Lecture

2016 R. Gerald McMurty Lecture

Dr. Daniel Farber
Sho Sato Professor of Law
University of California, Berkley
October 27, 2016

"Lincoln is best known for defending the Union against the threat of disintegration.  My topic today, however, is not on how Lincoln Defended the existing constitutional order.  Instead, I would like to talk about..."

If you wish to read more please click the link below:

Lincoln & the Transformation of American Constitutional Law






423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752