Contact:

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Courtroom Advocacy
  • Legal Writing

Victoria A. Lowery

 

Director, Advocacy

 

Education:

 

  • J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, 1998
  • B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1995

 

Judicial Clerkship:

 

  • (late) Presiding Justice Michael D. Sullivan of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 1998 - 1999

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Directory of Advocacy, Mississippi College School of Law, July 2005 - present
  • Director of CLE and MLi Press, Mississippi College School of Law, January 2005 - September 2005
  • Associate, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, May 2003 - January 2005
  • Associate, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, September 1999 - April 2003 
 
 
 

Presentations:

 

  • Panelist, The Past, Present, and Future of Appellate Briefs, Association of American Law Schools, Section of Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, 2013 Annual Meeting, January 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Panelist, Current Trends in Appellate Brief Writing:  Sounding Less Like a Lawyer in Documents Designed to be More Readable, Legal Writing Institute's One Day Workshop, University of Akron School of Law, December 2012.
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy:  The Complete Advocate:  Deposition & Trial, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2012. 
  • Panelist, Teaching Advocacy at Non-Advocacy Schools, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Florida, August 2012.
  • Presenter, Broccoli Anyone?  The Power of Metaphors, Analogies and Other Persuasive Writing Techniques, CLE for Court Staff Attorneys and Clerks, Mississippi Supreme Court, Jackson Mississippi, August 2012.
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy:  Building Trial Skills, Dallas, Texas, June 2012.
  • Panelist, Lessons Learned:  Teaching Persuasive Writing and Oral Advocacy to Law Students, Legal Writing Institute's One Day Workshop, University of Memphis School of Law, December 2011.
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy:  Trial Advocacy Workshop, Louisiana State University School of Law, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. August 2011.
  • Presenter, Changes in Document Design and Other Trends in Appellate Brief Writing and Judicial Opinion Writing, CLE for Court Staff Attorneys and Clerks, Mississippi Supreme Court, Jackson Mississippi, August 2011.
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy:  Building Trial Skills, Dallas, Texas, June 2011.
  • Presenter, Conciseness and Other Effective Legal Writing Techniques, CLE for Court Staff Attorneys and Clerks, Mississippi Supreme Court, Jackson Mississippi, August 2010.

 

Professional Memberships:

 

  • Barrister, American Inns of Court, Charles Clark Chapter
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Legal Writing Directors
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Legal Writing Institute
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association

 

Law School Service:

 

  • Law School Committees
    • Student Services Committee, 2005 - 2006
    • Strategic Planning Committee, 2006 - 2007
    • Alumni Faculty Committee, 2010 - present 
  • Faculty Advisor
    • Mississippi College School of Law Moot Court Board, 2005 - present
    • Mississippi College School of Law Defense Research Institute, 2007 - 2009
    • Advocacy Society, 2008 - present 

 

Honors & Activities:

 

  • Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition National Semifinalist, 1998
  • Leadership Mississippi, Class of 2001
  • Mississippi Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Former Board Member, 2004 - 2005 
  • Mississippi Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2011

 

Bar Admissions:

 

  • Choctaw Tribal Court 
  • Mississippi State Courts 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Services 
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi