Areas of Expertise:

  • Domestic Relations
  • Women and the Law
  • Advanced Legal Research & Writing
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legislation

Carol C. West


Professor of Law



  • B.A., Mississippi University for Women
  • M.L.S., University of Southern Mississippi
  • J.D., University of Mississippi


Professional Experience:

  • Mississippi College School of Law, 1975-present
  • Director of Legislative Reference Bureau and counsel to legislative committees, Mississippi Legislature, 1970-1975
  • Head of Legislative Reference Bureau and Counsel to Legislative Committees, Mississippi Legislature, 1970-1975
  • Catalog Librarian, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1967-1970
  • Head of Public Services, University of Virginia School of Law, 1966-1967


Memberships & Admissions:

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Hinds County Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors, 1994-1997
  • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, served two terms on Board of Directors
  • American Society of Legal History


Professional Activities:

  • Member, Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi Library Commission February, 1993-July, 1998 (Governor’s appointment to five person board)
  • Invited by the Republic of Armenia to serve as a consultant on developing a Parliamentary Library. Spent five weeks in Summer, 1995 in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Invited by National Assembly of Tanzania to serve as a consultant on Parliamentary library services. Spent one month during Summer, 1997 in Dodoma, Tanzania.
  • Secretary, Mississippi Task Force on Gender Fairness in the Courts
  • Member, Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee, Consulting Group on Criminal Code Revision