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    Mississippi College School of Law
  Jun 22, 2024
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Law Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Certificate in Solo and Small Law Practice

The Certificate in Solo and Small Law Practice is designed for students who desire to practice law as a solo practitioner, in a small law firm or small town or rural area. To earn the Certificate in Solo and Small Law Practice, a student must earn 21 credits from the following courses designated as Required Courses, Electives and Skills Courses which can be found in the Solo Practice and Small Law worksheet.  Students must also complete the writing requirement as set forth below. Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate program to complete the certificate requirements. Additionally, students must earn at least a grade of C+ in any additional individual course counted toward the certificate.

Students are encouraged to declare their intention to participate in the Solo and Small Law Firm Program of Concentrated Study as early as possible so they can plan their remaining course of studies appropriately.

Required Course (2 Credits)

Elective Courses (Minimim of 16 Credits)

(A minimum of 16 credits must be earned from the following courses; students are encouraged to select electives that support a focused concentration in one or more of the practice areas identified below):

Finance & Banking Courses

Courses dedicated to various litigation/practice types

Skills Requirements (minimum of 3 credits)

Writing Requirement (2-3 Credits)

Application Requirement