MC Law began educating future attorneys in 1930 as the Jackson School of Law. MC Law is located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city and the heart of the state’s legal community and offers unlimited opportunities for part time work, clerkships, and hands-on externships. Unlike students at more isolated law schools, MC Law students gain in-depth, practical experience in the legal field long before they graduate. All of the goals reflect the commitment of the law school and the founding institution to the belief that human beings are God’s creations, equally entitled to dignity and respect. In every setting, the Law School seeks to train lawyers of high intellectual and practical ability, who are committed to ethical practice; to assisting the disadvantaged; and to free and open discussion of issues of law, policy, and values.
The LL.M. programs at MC Law offer students an unparalleled opportunity to sharpen their understanding of American law and hone their specialized interests through advanced study in American or non-American legal fields. Graduating candidates have gone on to pass the New York and other local bars, secure legal employment in the United States, and have successfully found international job placements in industry, finance, law firms and universities. MC Law provides tailored academic and career support at every stage of the degree to ensure that candidates achieve their professional objectives.
MC Law offers certificates for J.D. students in several practice areas, specifically in Business and Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Practice, Family and Juvenile Law, Health Care Law and International Law. These certificate programs assist students who have an interest in these practice areas by guiding them in design of their educational program while in law school to prepare them for practice in these particular practice areas. The certificates also provide recognition of academic excellence for students who fulfill the certificate requirements. MC Law offers the Certificate of Civil Law Studies. The general requirements for this certificate differ from the practice area certificates.
The Mississippi College School of Law externship program places students in pre-approved legal placements to work directly with an assigned field supervisor. The placements are in a wide variety of non-profit, government, and public interest organizations. The program is under the supervision of a faculty member and includes a weekly substantive classroom component. An externship allows you to experience a practice area before you graduate, or fulfill a desire to perform public interest legal work. Finally, an Externship provides networking resources that can continue after you graduate.
The MC Law Library provides the latest information necessary to support the scholarly activities of the students and faculty. Working in an atmosphere which reflects the ethical and spiritual character of the university, the library provides instruction and assistance in the effective use of information, a variety of resources to support the university’s academic program, and access to information resources worldwide.
School of Law
151 East Griffith Street
Jackson, MS 39201