Serve the Community

Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society seeks to serve the community by providing timely and thoughtful dialog on contemporary and legal issues. This dialog is targeted to a number of different constituencies.

Collaborate for a Cause

This event highlights ways to serve your clients more effectively in tight economic times by collaborating with others, including topics such as:

  • Best practice models for collaboration
  • Public sectors' perspective on collaborative initiatives
  • Financial response to collaborative requests for funding


Expo50 offers a number of free seminars on relevant medical and legal topics for the aging and their caregivers. The seminars are not sales presentations, but are designed for educational purposes only.

Hearts 4 Hunger

The members of Lipscomb’s Law, Justice & Society community activism class worked hard for almost a year on Hearts 4 Hunger, joining people and resources to “help the least of these.” The students carried out a grassroots campaign from the ground up, developing a marketing concept and personally recruiting volunteers to increase the food resources available for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Meet the Man from Macedonia

A 77-year-old former civil rights leader, 40-year minister and former gubernatorial advisor on race relations urged Lipscomb’s students to “fight, fight, fight for justice.” Johnson visited the Lipscomb campus on Wednesday and Thursday, March 10-11, speaking in selected classes and meeting with groups of faculty and students to share stories from his recently published memoir, Man from Macedonia. “In those days, it would have been illegal for you and I to sit together in a classroom like this,” Johnson told the students. “What we worked for in terms of freedom is this moment right here.”

LJS Lecture Series

Four times a year, the Institute for Law, Justice & Society hosts various renowned legal speakers for a candid conversation about relevant socio-legal issues. The LJS Lecture Series provides an opportunity for judges, attorneys, mayors, legislators, lobbyists, sheriffs, and police officers to convene and to discuss the issue at hand.

Project Welcome Citizen

One in every seven Nashvillians is born in a foreign land. As a result, Middle Tennessee is experiencing record growth in its immigrant population. The Institute for Law, Justice & Society seeks to assist the immigrant population by giving them the tools necessary to succeed. Project Welcome Citizen provides education on local laws and governmental processes. By supplying the immigrant population with this relevant information, these individuals can more quickly acclimate to the Nashville area and culture.

Senior Symposium

Hosted each spring by seniors in the undergraduate LJS program, leaders from all three branches of federal and state government, along with the non-profit community are invited to campus to hear the latest research on a wide variety of socio-legal issues. The undergraduate students share their findings and recommendations from a four-year research project which culminates in this presentation. Students participate in this project with the hope of helping advance particular causes of individual concern.

The Davidson Group

The Davidson Group exists to acknowledge and appreciate Nashville's racial and ethnic diversity by promoting dialogue and interaction between individuals of different backgrounds.


Lipscomb University has made a commitment to help find lasting and meaningful solutions to long-term and post-acute care in the United States through an initiative called TransformAging.