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Where ideas come to grow: Innovate Mississippi's Startup Weekend is March 27-29

Entrepreneurs and others with a great idea waiting to happen can pitcher their creations and receive assessments from their peers at the next Start’s Startup Weekend. The Mississippi College School of Law in downtown Jackson will host an Innovate Mississippi Startup Weekend from 8 a.m. March 27 to 5 p.m. March 29. The weekend event offers an intense 54 hours ...

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Lack of state-funded public defender at core of ACLU lawsuit

SCOTT COUNTY — In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature’s reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system prompted then-Gov. Kirk Fordice to recommend fashioning a payment plan to encourage private lawyers to handle death penalty cases — the main concern at that time. Fordice proposed increasing the hourly rate paid to attorneys appointed to such cases and tie the payment plan ...

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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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Aycock named chief federal judge in north Mississippi

OXFORD — U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock is the new chief judge for the federal court in north Mississippi. She succeeds U.S. District Judge Michael Mills whose seven-year term as the court’s leader ended this past week. Mills will continue to serve on the court. The northern district court is headquartered in Oxford. It is comprised of five district judges ...

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Dana C. Terry

Jackson native Dana Terry is the director of communications and public relations for the Mississippi College School of Law. A graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, Terry received a master’s degree in communication from Mississippi College. Terry previously served as an outreach specialist at the Education Services Foundation in Jackson. She lists her most significant personal accomplishment as being ...

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Gary May and Heather Graves join staff at MC School of Law

Mississippi College School of Law recently announced the hire of new staff. Gary May has been named director of finance and administration. May has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Education after 28 years of service as the bureau director in the Office of Child Nutrition. Heather Graves has ...

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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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Butler Snow adds Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston to firm

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC has added Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Walker will be a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Healthcare Group, and Hairston will serve in the Public Finance and Incentives Group. Walker earned his juris doctorate and bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of ...

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MC law school honors attorneys

Mississippi College School of Law has selected X.M. Frascogna Jr. as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year. Frascogna is the senior partner in the law firm of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and master’s degrees from Mississippi College. In this role, he has served as a special master to numerous circuit courts throughout ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Kamel King

Age: 33 Entertainment Attorney, Frascogna & Courtney Law Firm You could literally say that Kamel King was born into the entertainment industry. The son of a James Brown promoter, Kamel King grew up behind-the-scenes of the music industry, a business that King calls a “living, breathing and evolving creature.” “Even in my off time, I surround myself with music and music-related ...

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