Contact:

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • UCC Article 9
  • Contracts

Mary Largent Purvis

 

Director of Academic Success Program

 

Education:

 

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2001, summa cum laude
  • Millsaps College, B.S., 1998, magna cum laude

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Mississippi College School of Law, Director of Academic Success Program, 2010 - present
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Visiting Professor, 2008 - present
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2005 - 2008
  • Jackson Young Lawyers, Executive Director, January 2006 - August 2007
  • Contract Attorney, January 2005 - August 2007
  • Carroll Warren & Parker, PLLC, Jackson, Mississippi; Staff Attorney, February 2003 - July 2004
  • Adams and Reese, LLP, Jackson, Mississippi; Associate, September 2001 - February 2003

 

Law School Service:

 

  • Mississippi College Faculty Council
  • Student Services Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee

 

Publications & Presentations:

 

  • "Creating Light Bulb Moments: Engaging Students in Self-Assessment through Grading Rubrics," Poster Presentation at AALS 2013 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • "What's on your mind?: Status Update on Use of Technology Outside of the Classroom to Enhance the Classroom Experience,"Mary Largent Purvis, The Learning Curve (Newsletter of the AALS Section on Academic Support) (Winter  2013).
  • “Using Student Panels to Promote 1L Success,” Mary Largent Purvis The Learning Curve (Newsletter of the AALS Section on Academic Support) (Winter  2012).
  • “Finding the Support in Academic Support,” Mary Largent Purvis The Learning Curve (Newsletter of the AALS Section on Academic Support) (Winter 2010).
  • “Millennial Students and the Guided Self-Assessment,” Poster Presentation at AALS 2012 Annual  Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • "Engaging and Assessing our Students," Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference at  New York Law School in New York, New York, June 2, 2011, Co-Presenting with Denise Platfoot  Lacey.   
  • “The Millenium Lawyer:  How Litigation and Your Practice is Affected by a New Generation of  Lawyers,” Millsaps College Else School of Management Continuing Legal Education program in  State of Yucatan, Mexico, April 1, 2011   

 

Honors & Awards:

 

  • The Shirley Norwood Jones Faculty Collegiality Award, 2011 - 2012
  • Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, 2007 - 2008

 

Bar Admissions:

 

  • State of Mississippi
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

 

Professional Memberships:

 

  • American Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Speakers Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippit Bar, 
    • Bar Admissions Ceremony Committee Member, 2012 - 2013 
    • Committee Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Capital Area Bar Association

 

Community Activities:

 

  • Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2012 - 2014
  • Operation Shoestring Board of Directors, 2004 - 2012
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004
  • Junior League of Jackson
    • Board of Directors, Communications Vice President, 2008 - 2009
    • Board of Directors, Community Vice President 2009 - 2010
  • Friends of Laurel Street Park
    • Chairman, 2006 - 2007
    • Board Member, 2004 - 2005
  • Mission First Legal Aid Volunteer