“MC Law has a talented faculty, exceptional students, a hard working staff, dedicated alumni, and a supportive university administration. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with all of the constituents of the Law School, to continue providing an excellent educational experience to our students and service to the people of Mississippi.”
Dean Wendy Scott
Meet the Dean
On August 11, 2014, Wendy B. Scott became the 8th dean of the MC School of Law. Dean Scott succeeds Jim Rosenblatt, who served as dean for 11 years and helped build the regional and national reputation of the law school.
A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law, Dean Scott taught at the North Carolina Central University School of Law for 8 years, where she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2009 to 2012. She previously taught at Tulane Law School in New Orleans for 17 years and served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. Her scholarship has focused on constitutional theory and school desegregation. Her work on the desegregation of public colleges and universities has been widely cited.
Dean Scott brings a lifetime of exceptional service to the position, having distinguished herself as a lawyer, teacher, legal scholar, administrator and community leader. Early in her career, Dean Scott did employment law as a staff attorney at the Legal Action Center of the City of New York, worked as an associate at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard in New York City, and directed litigation as the associate counsel for the Center for Law and Social Justice, a community law office in Brooklyn, New York. She is a member of the New York bar and has been admitted to practice in the United State Supreme Court.
She has also faithfully served in a number of positions with Baptist institutions, alongside her husband Reverend Eddie Scott. They are the parents of Christian Scott who will graduate from high school in 2017.
Recent publications by Dean Wendy Scott include:
- McKissick v. Carmichael Revisited: Legal Education in North Carolina through the Lens of Desegregation Jurisprudence, 34 North Carolina Central L. Rev. 38 (2011)
- Desegregation Law and Jurisprudence, 1 Duke Forum L & Soc. Change 1 (2009)
- Dr. King on School Desegregation, 32 NYU Rev. L & Soc. CHANGE 543 (2008)