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Scott replacing Rosenblatt as dean of MC Law

JACKSON — Professor Wendy Scott is the new dean of Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law), effective August 11, 2014. A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law, Scott will make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. Scott becomes the eighth law dean at MC ...

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Wendy Scott new dean at Mississippi College Law School

Special to the MBJ Wendy Scott will soon make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. This summer, the accomplished lawyer, legal scholar and administrator also becomes the second women to lead Baptist-affiliated MC Law. On August 11, Scott succeeds Dean Jim Rosenblatt, who helped build the law school’s regional and ...

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Trading his cleats for law books – Former Ole Miss Rebel, NFL player Ben Claxton sets his sights on law degree

Ben Claxton has a bit of a different background for a law school student. Now in his second year at the Mississippi College School of Law, Claxton played for the NFL for nine years before injuries forced his retirement. Claxton, 33, won many awards as center on the University of Mississippi football team. While he was in college, he had ...

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Electing or appointing?

Each system has its advantages, disadvantages In Mississippi judges are elected and appointed. Is one method better than the other? Often judges are appointed to fill unexpired terms and go on to be elected to their own terms. Nine justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court are elected from three districts. Non-partisan elections are staggered so that not all positions are ...

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Changes normal for judicial system

Recent judicial turnover causes confusion among citizens Recent changes among judges in Mississippi’s judicial system may be confusing to some state citizens, but legal experts say the turnover is the natural progression of keeping judges on the courts’ benches. An appointment to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court left a vacancy on the Mississippi Supreme Court, which was filled by a ...

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An inspiration to all

Whenever I encounter passionate and enthusiastic leaders, I am always curious to learn more about them and the organizations they lead. Anyone who has met dean Jim Rosenblatt of the Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law) quickly recognizes that he is one of those kinds of leaders. His boundless energy and excitement about the institution is inspirational. I am ...

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Hispanics and the law

Legal system challenged by growing Latino population Earlier this year, Madison County Sheriff Toby Trowbridge told a State Senate panel that his officers were picking up illegal immigrants nearly on the hour. Trowbridge told lawmakers these extra bookings were creating an extraordinary burden on his department. Now the question is can the legal system handle the new caseload? And will ...

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Q&A: Jim Rosenblatt, Dean, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson

Looking to serve More and more law students looking for service jobs A native of tiny Ft. Adams, Jim Rosenblatt is dean of the Mississippi College School of Law.  A former judge advocate general (JAG) with the U.S. military, he served 30 years in a variety of postings worldwide. Rosenblatt also is an accomplished lecturer and has been published in several ...

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