Lucy S. McGough
Dean and Chief Operating Officer
276-935-4349, Ext. 1240
J.D. with Distinction, Emory University (1966)
LL.M., Harvard University (1971)
B.A., Agnes Scott College (1962)
Lucy S. McGough became Dean of the Appalachian School of Law in July 2012. She received her J.D. with Distinction in 1966 from Emory University Law School and was elected to the Bryan Society (Order of the Coif). She received her LL.M. in 1971 from Harvard University School of Law. She taught at Louisiana State University for over 25 years prior to coming to Appalachian School of Law. While at LSU, she taught Criminal Justice I, Family Law, Trusts & Estates, Juvenile Law Seminar and occasionally Mediation. She co-taught the Juvenile Defense Representation Clinic at LSU in which third-year law students represent real juveniles in the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court. She was engaged in work in connection with the LSU’s MacArthur Foundation grant to create a model juvenile defense clinic that can be adapted by other American law schools. While at LSU, she was very active in law reform work, serving among other responsibilities, as the Reporter of the Children’s Code Advisory Committee to the State Law Institute and as a member of the State Public Defender Board. Dean McGough is also involved in law school accreditation activities. She previously sat as a member of the ABA Law School Accreditation Committee and currently is a member of the ABA Committee charged with producing a new set of accreditation standards for American law schools. Dean McGough authored or co-authored over 10 books and 49 law review articles.