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Areas of Expertise:

  • Government Contracts
  • Military Law

Jim Rosenblatt

 

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law

 

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Jim Rosenblatt joined MC Law in 2003 and was its dean for 11 years before moving to the faculty in August 2014.  He was graduated from Cornell Law School and served worldwide in The Judge Advocate General's Corps (Army) for 30 years.  His subjects include an International Law course in the China/Korea program, Government Contracts, Financial Compliance, and Military Law and Operations.  He has written law review articles about deaning, speaks at CLE offerings, and operates Rosenblatt's Deans Database (www.law.mc.edu/deans/) which provides information about law school deans.

 

Education:

 

  • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University (Philosophy)
  • J.D., Cornell Law School

 

Memberships:

 

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter (Executive Director)
  • Charles Clark Inn of Court 
  • Capital Area Bar Association (honorary)
  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • ABOTA Foundation (Lifetime member)
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Instructor, The Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia (Contract Law Division)
  • The Judge Advocate General's Corps, US Army, 30 years in a variety of postings worldwide

 

Publications:

 

  • "Lessons Learned by a New Dean" 36 University of Toledo Law Review 151 (2004)
  • "Law School Faculty as Mentors" The Bencher, Jan/Feb 2006
  • "Advancing Professionalism During Law School" The Mississippi Lawyer, Jul/Aug/Sep 2007
  • "The Tenure of a Law School Dean - It's Not How Long You Make It - It's How You Make It Long" 42 University of Toledo Law Review 667 (Summer 2011) 
  • "Internet Sales a Taxing Issue" The Clarion-Ledger, July 8, 2012
  • "Pardon Me - The Need for a Fair and Impartial Judiciary" The Bencher - The Magazine of the American Inns of Court, July/August 2012

 

Professional Activities:

 

  • Member, Professionalism Committee, Mississippi Bar, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Member, Diversity Committee, Capital Area Bar Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Program Chair, Capital Area Bar Association, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Mississippi Legal Services Foundation, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Member (ex officio), Mississippi Access to Justice Commission 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Member (ex officio), Mississippi Supreme Court Commission on Impaired Lawyers, 2006 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education
  • Member, American Bar Association Committee on Government Relations, 2010, 2011
  • Member of American Bar Association Site Team for Ohio Northern University Law School, November 2006
  • Member, Strategic Planning Group, Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program of the Mississippi Bar, 2008
  • Member of American Bar Association Site Team for Santa Clara Law School, April 2008
  • Member of American Bar Association Site Team for Phoenix Law School, 2010
  • Secretary, Charles Clark Inn of Court, Jackson, Mississippi 2008, 2009
  • President, Charles Clark Inn of Court, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Secretary, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter, Jackson, Mississippi  2009
  • Treasurer, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter, Jackson, Mississippi 2010
  • Vice-President, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter, Jackson, Mississippi 2011
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter, Jackson, Mississippi 2011, 2012
  • Member, Law Student Division Task Force, Federal Bar Association 2012, 2013
  • Honorary Member, Fellows of the Young Lawyers of the Mississippi Bar, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Member of American Bar Association Site Team for William Mitchell School of Law, February 2012
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation

 

Bar Admissions:

 

  • New York
  • Missouri
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and Ninth Circuit
  • US Tax Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces