Contact:

 

Area of Expertise:

  • Externships

Meta Copeland

 

Director of Experiential Learning

 

Education:

 

  • Juris Doctor, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, MS, magna cum laude, May 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA, magna cum laude, May 1995

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Director, Experiential Learning, Mississippi College School of Law, 2012 - present
  • Director, Legal Extern Program, Mississippi College School of Law, 2008 - 2012
  • Director, Professional Development, Mississippi College School of Law, 2007 - 2008
  • Associate, Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A., Jackson, MS, 2001 - 2007
  • Associate, Brunini Grantham Grower & Hewes, PLLC, Jackson, MS, 1998 - 2001

 

Law School Service:

 

  • Coach, Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, 1998
  • Coach, August A. Rendings, Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition, 1999
  • MC Law Appellate Advocacy Advisory Board, 2005, 2010
  • Coach, George Washington National Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition, 2007
  • Coach, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2007 - 2012
  • Coach, Mississippi Moot Court Competition, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Coach, National Pretrial Competition, 2008 - 2012
  • Coach, Earl E. Zehmer National Workers' Compensation Moot Court Competition, 2010 - 2012
  • Coach, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Moot Court Competition, 2010 - 2011
  • MC Law Graduation Committee, 2008, 2009
  • Mississippi Moot Court Championship, Grievance Committee, 2010
  • Academic Programs Faculty Committee, 2009 - 2012
  • Alumni Faculty Committee, 2009 - 2012

 

Publications and Presentations

 

  • Using Personality Profiles in Public Service Career Advising, Meta Copeland, Vol. 24, No. 6 NALP Bulletin, at 10 (June 2012).
  • New Clinicians - Reflections on First Year Teaching, Southern Clinical Conference, University of Alabama, August 4, 2011.
  • Necessary Control or Control Freak? For and Against Faculty Selection of For-Credit Field Placements for Externship Students, Externships VI, Harvard Law School, March 3, 2012 (with Profs. Kim Bart of Duke Univ., Jeffrey Baker of Faulkner Univ. School of Law, Danny Schaffzin of Univ. of Memphis, Kelly Terry UALR).

 

Bar Admissions:

 

  • Mississippi State Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Souther Districts of Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District

 

Professional Memberships:

 

  • Mississippi Bar Association, Election Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, Director
  • Federal Bar Association

 

Community Activities:

 

  • Junior League of Jackson, 2004 - present
    • Chairman, Listening, Learning, Leading (partnership with Jackson Public Schools), 2008
    • Chairman, Education & Training Series, 2009
    • Co-Chair to Board, Advisory Planning, 2010
    • JLJ Publications Steer Committee member, 2012
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project volunteer