The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    Mississippi College School of Law
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog

Administration, Staff and Faculty



Deans

SCOTT, WENDY B. (2014)
Dean and The Henry Vaughan Watkins and Selby Watkins McRae Professor of Law
B.A., Harvard University; J.D., New York University; former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law; former Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Tulane Law School. Ms. Scott joined the Tulane faculty as Professor after a successful career in labor law and public interest civil rights advocacy. From 1980 to 1984, she served as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Action Center of the City of New York.

WILL, JONATHAN (2009)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development, Professor of Law and Director, Bioethics and Health Law Center
B.A., summa cum laude, Canisius College; M.A., magna cum laude, J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh, Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Law Review, Order of the Coif; former adjunct professor, University of Pittsburgh; former associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to practice in Pennsylvania (inactive); affiliate faculty, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

BENNETT, RICHARD T. (1975)
Assistant Dean for Adjunct Faculty
B.A., M.A., Mississippi College; J.D., University of Mississippi; Bennett, Lotterhos, Sulser & Wilson

BUTLER, THORNE (2003)
Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement; A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Ed., Harvard University

McINTOSH, PHILLIP L. (1991)
Associate Dean for International Programs and Professor of Law
B.S., magna cum laude, Louisiana State University; J.D., Louisiana State University; Order of the Coif; LL.M., New York University; former partner, Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher, Monroe, Louisiana; former law clerk to Hon. Cecil C. Cutrer, Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit, Louisiana; member, Louisiana State, Capital Area, and American Bar Associations.

MILLER, MARY E. (1999)
Assistant Dean for Information, Technology, and Research
B.A., Asbury College; M.L.S., University of Southern Mississippi; J.D., Mississippi College; former State Law Librarian, Mississippi State Law Library.

Special Designations

BLACK, HENRY H (2014)
Distinguished Senior Advisor, Mission First Legal Aid Office; B.A. University of Mississippi; J.D., University of Mississippi; former District Counsel, Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

DILLARD, CHET (2009)
Distinguished Senior Advisor, Mission First Legal Aid Office; B.S, University of Southern Mississippi; J.D., University of Mississippi; former Chancery Judge, Hinds County; former Commissioner of Public Safety, State of Mississippi.

ROBINSON, Lanny R. (2014)
Distinguished Senior Advisor, Mission First Legal Aid Office; J.D. Mississippi College School of Law; B.S. University of Southern Mississippi; Retired Deputy District Counsel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District.
 

Law School Staff

ANDERSON, PATRICIA (2004)
Executive Secretary to the Dean and Assistant Development Coordinator; B.S.B.A., Mississippi College

ARMSTRONG, JAY (2008)
Assistant Director of Admissions; A.A.S., Hinds Community College; B.S., Mississippi College

BANES, JACKIE (2000)
Financial Aid Coordinator; A.A., Copiah-Lincoln Community College; B.A., William Carey College; M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

BRACKEN, GINGER (2007)
Legal Writing Assistant (part-time); B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

BURNETT, JUDY (2000)
Director of Law School Records

BURROUGHS, CHRISTINA (2006)
Financial Assistant

BUTLER, THORNE (2003)
Director of Development; A.B., Dartmouth College; M.Ed., Harvard University

COLE, BETHANY (2012)
Director of Public Relations and Communications, B.S., Mississippi College

COLE, BOBBIE (2012)
Admissions Coordinator; Study, Northwest Junior College

COOPER, JAMES (2007)
Maintenance Technician Part-time; A.A., Hinds Community College

CROTWELL, RONALD E. (2014)
Maintenance Assistant, Part-time; Associate Degree - Electronics from Phillips College, 1979

FRANKLIN, VICTORIA (2015)
Faculty Assistant

GANDY, PATRICIA (2006)
Director, Mission First Legal Aid Office; Adjunct Professor of Law; B.A., J.D., Mississippi College

GRAVES, HEATHER (2013)
Director for Alumni

GUY, BRENDA (2002)
Faculty Assistant; Study, Jones County Junior College

HICKS, CARLYN (2010)
Special Grant Attorney, Mission First Legal Aid Office; B.B.A., Jackson State University; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

JOHNSON, SHERYL S. (2012)
Director of Career Services; B.A., M.A., Auburn University; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

KELLY, AMANDA (2015)
Office Manager - Mission First

KILBY, VIRGINIA (2012)
Advocacy and Moot Court Assistant; B.S., Mississippi College

KING, STACY (2007)
Faculty Assistant; B.S., Mississippi College

LUCAS, AMANDA (2015)
(PT) Clinical Administrative Assistant - External Programs; B.A. Berea College; M.A., Eastern Kentucky University

MALONEY, MIKE (1981)
Special Assistant to the Dean; B.A., Notre Dame University; M.A., J.D., Mississippi College

MAY, GARY (2013)
Director of Finance and Administration; B.A.B.A., Mississippi College

MICHEL, RACHEL (2015)
(PT) Career Services Counselor; B.A. William Carey College; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

PAIGE, DARNELL (2015)
CLE Assistant

PAIGE, TIFFANY (2012)
Director of Admissions and Diversity Initiatives; B.S., Jackson State University; J.D., Mississippi College; MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi

PRICE, VIRGINIA (2015)
Coordinator, International Programs; B.S. Mississippi College; M.A. , University of Memphis

RAPP, JIM (2012)
Security; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

RIDDICK, DEBBIE (2001)
Career Counselor; Study, Dallas Bible College

UPTON, TAMMY (2005)
Director, Continuing Legal Education and MLi Press; Study, Hinds Community College

WALSH, DEAN (2014)
Building Superintendent

WELCH, CRYSTAL (2010)
Director, Adoption Project; B.A., Bowdoin College; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

WHITEHEAD, KAREN (2003)
Bookstore Manager

WILSON, JO (2008)
Legal Writing Assistant; Study, Meridian Community College

YOUNG, STEPHANIE (2014)
Director of Annual Giving; B.A., Tougaloo College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Full-Time Faculty

ANDERSON, JOHN P. (2010)
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., University of California at Berkeley; Ph.D., J.D., University of Virginia; former associate, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C.; former senior associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale &. Dorr, Washington, D.C.; former adjunct professor, Washington College of Law, American University; former instructor, University of Virginia, former Intelligence Specialist, United States Marine Corps Reserves; admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, and United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

BENNETT, PATRICIA W. (1989)
Professor of Law and Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Center
B.A., Tougaloo College; J.D., Mississippi College; former Assistant United States Attorney; former Assistant District Attorney; former Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Mississippi; admitted to practice in the state courts in Mississippi, Federal Courts, and United States Supreme Court; member, Charles Clark Inn, American Inns of Court; member, Capital Area, Magnolia, Mississippi, Federal, and American Bar Associations; Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada Lecturer in Law, 1995

CAMPBELL, DONALD C. (2008)
Associate Professor of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi, J.D., summa cum laude, Mississippi College; Ph.D. candidate., University of Florida; member, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy; member, Mississippi College Law Review; former partner, Heilman, Kennedy, Graham, P.A.; former associate, Forman, Perry, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy; Jackson, Mississippi, law clerk to the Honorable Leslie Southwick, United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit; former adjunct instructor, Mississippi College School of Law; admitted to practice in Mississippi and Florida; coauthor, Professional Responsibility for Mississippi Lawyers and Commentary on Judicial Ethics in Mississippi.

CHALLENER, DEBORAH (2003)
Professor of Law
B.A., Oberlin College; M.P.P., Vanderbilt University; J.D., University of Tennessee; Editor-In-Chief, Tennessee Law Review; former law clerk, Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha, former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; former law clerk, Hon. Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee; former associate, Morrison & Forester, San Francisco, California; admitted to practice in California.

CHRISTY, J. GORDON (2002)
Professor of Law
B.A., with honors and special honors in Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin; J.D., with honors, University of Texas at Austin; Member, Texas Law Review; Order of the Coif (Faculty, University of Oklahoma College of Law); post-graduate study in philosophy, University of Edinburgh (Scotland); former Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law; former partner, Johnson & Gibbs and Strasburger & Price, Dallas, Texas; Special Counsel to the Deputy General Counsel, Ford Motor Company; member, State Bar of Michigan.

COPELAND, META (2008)
Director of Experiential Learning and Assistant Director, Public Service Law Center
B.A., magna cum laude, Oglethorpe University; J.D., magna cum laude, Mississippi College; former associate, Brunini, Grantham, Grower, Hewes, LLC.; Wise, Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.; former Director of Professional Development, and adjunct professor, Mississippi College School of Law; admitted to practice in Mississippi state and federal courts, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; member, Capital Area, Mississippi and American Bar Associations.

EDWARDS, CECILE C. (1982)
Professor of Law
B.B.A., with distinction, J.D., with honors, University of Mississippi; LL.M. (in Corporate Law), New York University; former associate, Stennett, Wilkinson and Ward, Jackson, Mississippi; former Visiting Professor of Law, University of Alabama; former Visiting Professor of Law, University of Seattle; admitted to practice in Mississippi; member, Mississippi and American Bar Associations; former chair, Business Law Section, Mississippi Bar.

HAND, N. SHELTON, JR. (1969)
Professor of Law
B.A., Mississippi College; J.D., University of Mississippi; former associate, Odom, Odom and Pittman, Greenwood, Mississippi and Daniel, Coker, Horton, Bell & Dukes, Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi; member, Mississippi and American Bar Associations, family law sections of Mississippi Bar and ABA; member, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Assn., National Association of College and University Attorneys; National Organization for Legal Problems of Education; U.S. Naval Submarine Service; Rotary (past President of Rotary Club of Jackson, Mississippi); admitted to practice in Mississippi, Federal Courts, and the United States Supreme Court; author, Mississippi Divorce, Alimony and Child Custody (6th ed. Thomson/West).

HASKELL, JOHN DIXON (2012)
Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, International and Comparative Law Center
B.A., California State University, Northridge; J.D., University of California, Hastings; LL.M., Ph.D., University of London; Assistant Director, Institute for the Study of Political Economy and Law; former Lecturer in Law, Durham Law School (U.K.); former Visiting Assistant Professor, International University College (Bulgaria); former Fulbright Fellow

HENKEL, CHRISTOPH K. (2009)
Professor of Law, Co-Director International and Comparative Law Center, and Director Summer Program (Berlin, Germany),  1st German State Exam in Law, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen School of Law (Germany); 2nd German State Exam in Law; LL.M., SJ.D. , University of Wisconsin; Law Clerk, District Court of Appeals, State of Hesse (Germany); former Interim Director LL.M. Program (2009-2011), former Visiting Professor of Law , Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana; former adjunct, The John Marshall School of Law, Chicago Illinois; former Visiting Professor of Law, Concordia International School of Law; former contract attorney, Schopf & Weiss, LLP, Chicago, Illinois ; former contract attorney, Eckert Seamans, Cherin, & Mellot, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; admitted to practice in Michigan.

HETHERINGTON, H. LEE (1976)
Professor of Law
B.A., Millsaps College; J.D., University of Mississippi; LL.M. (in Trade Regulation), New York University; formerly House Legal Counsel and Assistant to the President, Peermusic, New York City and Jackson, Mississippi; former Group Vice President, Columbia Pictures Television, Burbank, California; former adjunct professor of law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California; former Visiting Professor of Law, Catholic University of America and Whittier School of Law; admitted to practice in Mississippi and New York. Member, Capital Area, Mississippi and American Bar Associations; author, The Lawyer’s Guide to Negotiation (with Frascogna); This Business of Artist Management (3rd ed.) (with Frascogna), and This Business of Internet Law (with Frascogna & Howell).

JACKSON, JEFFREY J. (1987)
Owen Cooper Professor of Law
B.A., Haverford College; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh; Order of the Coif; former private practice in Morgantown, West Virginia; admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia; member, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and American Bar Associations; Tom C. Clark Judicial Fellow, United States Supreme Court; research analyst, Administrative Office of United States Courts; consultant, United States Judicial Conference Committee on Long Range Planning; former editor/author, Mississippi Rules Annotated; editor/author, Mississippi Civil Procedure; editor/lead author, Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law (with Mary Miller); author, Mississippi Insurance Law & Practice; co-author, Professional Responsibility for Mississippi Lawyers and Commentary on Judicial Ethics in Mississippi.

JOHNSON, CARLA (2015)
Assistant Director of Academic Support
B.A., summa cum laude, Philander Smith College; J.D., with honors, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Symposium Editor,University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review; former associate, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. PC; former associate, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP.

JOHNSON, JUDITH J. (1984)
Professor of Law
B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin; J.D., with distinction, University of Mississippi; former law clerk to Hon. Charles Clark, former Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; former partner, Miller, Milam, Johnson and Moeller, Jackson, Mississippi; former president, Jackson Young Lawyers Association; former president, Capital Area Bar Association; former chairman, Mississippi Law Institute; former secretary and former member, Board of Directors, Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division; member, Charles Clark Inn, American Inns of Court; Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation; Chair, Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Code Reform; admitted to practice in Mississippi; member Capital Area, Mississippi, and American Bar Associations

JOHNSON, RANDALL K. (2014)
Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., University of Michigan; M.S., London School of Economics; Master of Urban Planning, New York University, J.D., University of Chicago; Law Fellow, The Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Chicago, Illinois.

KENNEDY, SHIRLEY T. (1999)
Instructor, Director of Child Advocacy Programs, and Director, Family and Children’s Law Center
B.F.A., with honors, University of Texas; J.D., with special distinction, Mississippi College; former associate, Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, Jackson, Mississippi; former member, Charles Clark Inn, American Inns of Court; admitted to practice in Mississippi; member, Mississippi Bar Association.

KUPENDA, ANGELA MAE (1995)
Professor of Law
B.S., summa cum laude, Jackson State University; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School; J.D., with special distinction, Mississippi College; former law clerk to Hon. Charles Clark, former Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; former law clerk to Hon. Paul Roney, Senior Judge and former Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; former associate, Arnold and Porter, Washington, D.C.; former associate, Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P., Jackson, Mississippi; former Distinguished Visiting Professor of Teaching Excellence, Franklin Pierce Law Center; former Visiting Associate Professor, Boston College Law School; former Visiting Professor, Notre Dame Law School; admitted to practice in Mississippi and the District of Columbia; member, Magnolia, Mississippi, American and National Bar Associations.

LEE, J. LARRY (1979)
Professor of Law and Director, Business and Tax Law Center
B.S., Mississippi College; J.D., University of Mississippi; LL.M. (in Taxation), New York University; former attorney, Internal Revenue Service; former partner, Dossett, Magruder and Montgomery, Jackson, Mississippi; admitted to practice in Mississippi; member, Capital Area, Mississippi and American Bar Associations.

LOWERY, VICKI (2005)
Director of Advocacy and External Competitions and Assistant Director, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Center
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi; J.D., Mississippi College; former associate, McGlinchey Stafford, Jackson, Mississippi; former associate, Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Jackson, Mississippi; former legal research assistant, Mississippi Supreme Court.

MEYER, RICHARD (2011)
Director of the LL.M. Program for Foreign Trained Lawyers;
B.A., Illinois State University; J.D., Northern Illinois University; LL.M., Judge Advocate General’s School; LL.M., J.S.D. (candidate), Columbia University; former Judge Advocate, United States Army; former Associate Professor, United States Military Academy; former Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University Law School; former Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland; former Adjunct Faculty, Western International University; former Legal Instructor & Writer, United States Military Intelligence School.

McINTOSH, PHILLIP L. (1991)
Associate Dean for International Programs and Professor of Law (See listing in Administration section)

MODAK-TRURAN, MARK C. (1998)
J. Will Young Professor of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Gustavus Adolphus College; J.D., Northwestern University; A.M., Ph.D., The University of Chicago; former Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University; former associate, Schiff, Hardin & Waite and Grippo & Elden, Chicago, Illinois; former Arbitrator, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program, Chicago, Illinois; admitted to practice in Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois; member, American Bar Association, American Academy of Religion, and Society of Christian Ethics; former co-chair, Section on Law and Religion, Association of American Law Schools; MC Distinguished Professor of the Year 2008.

NG (BOYTE), ALINA (2007)
Professor of Law
LL.B, first in class, Champion’s Trophy for Best Student; Director’s Prize; University of London; LL.M., University of Cambridge; J.S.M., J.S.D., Stanford University; Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship; Editor, Stanford Environmental Law Journal; Lieberman Fellowship; Fulbright Scholarship; former Senior Executive, Multimedia Development Corporation, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

ROSENBLATT, JAMES H. (2003)
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law
B.A. Vanderbilt University; J.D., Cornell University; Commander and Staff Judge Advocate, The Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army (retired); former Instructor, The Judge Advocate General’s School; Dean, Mississippi College School of Law 2003-2014; admitted to practice in New York and Missouri; member New York and Missouri bars and the American Bar Association.

SCOTT, WENDY B. (2014)
Dean and The Henry Vaughan Watkins and Selby Watkins McRae Professor of Law (See listing in Administration section.)

SEAMONE, EVAN (2015)
Director of Legal Writing
B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Los Angeles; M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; J.D. University of Iowa College of Law, Articles Editor Iowa Law Review; LL.M. with Specialization in Criminal Law, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) School, U.S. Army.  Former professor of legal research and writing at the Army JAG School, criminal law division chief, capital litigator, and war crimes prosecutor.

SMITH, BENJAMIN (2015)
Director of Academic Success and Bar Preparation
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; J.D., Florida State University College of Law, Mock Trial Team; former Associate General Counsel, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Nashville, TN; former Associate, DHPM, PC, Nashville, TN; former Academic Success Counselor, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL; admitted to practice in Tennessee (inactive)

STEFFEY, MATTHEW SCOTT (1990)
Professor of Law
B.A., University of South Florida; J.D., with high honors, Florida State University; Order of the Coif; LL.M., Columbia University; former associate, Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A., Tampa, Florida; admitted to practice in Florida; Reporter, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules; Reporter, Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Code Reform; Reporter, Commission on Courts in the Twenty-First Century, Appellate Courts Subcommittee; Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada Lecturer in Law, 1997-99.

WILL, JONATHAN (2009)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development, Professor of Law and Director, Bioethics and Health Law Center
(See listing in Administration section)

Part-time Visiting Faculty (Summer)

McCANN, MICHAEL
Distinguished Visiting Hall of Fame Professor of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, J.D., University of Virginia, LL.M., Harvard University; Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal; Hardy Cross Dillard Fellow; former House Judiciary Committee Fellow, U.S. Representative Martin T. Meehan of Massachusetts; former Visiting Scholar/Researcher, Harvard Law School; former partner, Paragon Law Group (Boston); Associate, Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault (Boston); former Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law; former Visiting Professor of Law, Boston College; member, American and Massachusetts Bar Associations, Sports Lawyers Association, and Food and Drug Law Institute; Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law.

 

Adjunct Faculty

A list of MC Law’s outstanding adjunct faculty can be viewed at http://law.mc.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/.