Administration, Staff, and Faculty

Deans

BENNETT, PATRICIA (1989)
Interim Dean and The Henry Vaughan Watkins and Selby Watkins McRae Professor of Law
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.

WILL, JONATHAN (2009)
Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Professor of Law and Founding 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.

McINTOSH, PHILLIP L. (1991)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Center for Civil Law Studies 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.

COPELAND, META (2008)
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Director of Experiential Learning. B.A., magna cum laude, Oglethrope 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.

FLOWERS, KAREN
Assistant Dean for Advancement. B.S.B.A., Mississippi College

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.

PAIGE, TIFFANY
Assistant Dean of Student Services. B.S., Jackson State University; J.D., Mississippi College; MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi.

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)
Faculty Assistant. B.S.B.A.; Mississippi College

ARMSTRONG, JAY (2008)
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

BURNETT, JUDY (2000)
Director of Law School Records

BURNETT, SARAH (2015)
Receptionist

BURROUGHS, CHRISTINA (2006)
Financial Assistant

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

GRAVES, HEATHER (2013)
Coordinator 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

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

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

LAWSON, KY'SHA (2016)
Career Services Administrative Assistant and Counselor. B.S., Mississippi College; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

MALONEY, MIKE (1981)
Executive Director of the Law Alumni Association; 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

PAIGE, DARNELL (2015)
Executive Assistant to the Dean

RAPP, JIM (2012)
Director of Public Safety; B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

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

WALSH, DEAN (2014)
Maintenance Supervisor A.A., New Orleans Institute of Refrigeration Technology

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

YOUNG, STEPHANIE (2014)
Development Officer; B.A., Tougaloo College; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Full-Time Faculty

ANDERSON, JOHN P. (2010)
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)
Interim Dean and Henry Vaughan Watkins and Selby Watkins McRae Professor of Law
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)
Assitant Dean for Admissions and Director of Experiential Learning
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.

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).

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, CHANDRA T. (2017)
Instructor of Legal Analysis and Communication
B.A., magna cum laude, English, Political Science (minor), University of Mississippi J.D., Mississippi College, Moot Court Board, Appellate Advocacy Competition Team, Winner of Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush Moot Court Competition Former adjunct professor, Mississippi College Former associate, Wilkins, Stephens & Tipton, P.A. Former judicial law clerk, Mississippi Court of Appeals Admitted to practice in Mississippi

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.

McINTOSH, PHILLIP L. (1991)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs 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.

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.

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.

MORGAN, KATE (2017)
Instructor, Legal Analysis and Communication
B.S., Belhaven College; J.D., Mississippi College School

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.

PARKER, DAVID (2017)
Instructor, Legal Analysis and Communication
B.A.; J.D., Mississippi College

PURVIS, MARY LARGENT (2008)
Director of Legal Analysis & Communication
B.S., magna cum laude, Millsaps College; J.D., summa cum laude, Mississippi College; member Mississippi College Law Review; former associate, Adams and Reese, LLP; former staff and contract attorney, Carroll, Warren, Parker, PLLC, Jackson, Mississippi; former contract attorney; former adjunct professor, Mississippi College School of Law; former Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law; member Capital Area Bar Association and Mississippi Women Lawyers; admitted to practice in Mississippi and the United State Patent and Trademark Office.

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)
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.

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 Research & 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 here.