Meta Copeland

Director of Experiential Learning


Professor Meta Copeland is the Director of Experiential Learning at Mississippi College School of Law. Her primary teaching responsibility is in the area of legal externships, in which she supervises students assigned to judges and attorneys in government agencies and non-profit organizations. Meta also teaches Trial Practice and oversees public interest clinical courses at the law school.  Meta serves as a faculty coach for several moot court competition teams. In 2012, she was named a top ten finalist for the 2012 Mississippi Business Journal’s Leadership in Law and was a 2013 inductee into the National Order of Barristers.

A magna cum laude graduate of Oglethorpe University and MC Law, Meta was a civil litigator with Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway, P.A. and Brunini, Grantham, Grower and Hewes, PLLC before joining MC Law. She is a past-President of the Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter, and she current serves as Secretary of the Appellate Practice Section of the Mississippi Bar Association. Meta is also a member and prior board member of the Capital Area Bar Association. 


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

Areas of Expertise

Experiential Learning