THE MC LAW CAMPUS is a showplace in the center of downtown Jackson and a legal center for all of Mississippi. MC Law recently completed a $9 million construction and renovation project that included the latest advancements in classroom and courtroom technology.
MC Law’s ability to place students in so many positions through the externship program cannot be matched in this state. During my time at MC Law, I worked for the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the Public Integrity Division, working on legal matters related to preventing abuse of the elderly. I worked in the legal department of the Mississippi Development Authority reviewing contracts and actually learned how to draft a contract – something you don’t do in your contracts class. I worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and was sworn into federal court as a 3L for limited practice. And in my final semester, I worked for Governor Haley Barbour in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel, where I saw the law from a policy-oriented perspective. Each of these experiences, as well as the people I met and worked with, provided me with a new and different perspective on the law.” — Clay Baldwin ‘09
Venue for Success
MC Law is located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city and the heart of the state’s legal community. The State Capitol, Mississippi Supreme Court, federal courts, and many of Mississippi’s most respected law firms are within walking distance of the MC Law campus.
MC Law offers unlimited opportunities for part time work, clerkships, and hands-on externships with law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies, and leading
companies. Unlike students at more isolated law schools, MC Law students gain in-depth, practical experience in the legal field long before they graduate.
The law school’s strategic location also puts students in the right place to interact with lawyers, judges, and other legal experts, many of whom visit the campus as speakers or teach classes as adjunct professors. The Mississippi legal community has embraced MC Law; the support of these legal professionals helps MC Law students become superior lawyers.
Of course, Metro Jackson offers much more than access to the legal community. Home to 400,000 residents, the capital city combines the amenities of a large city with the warmth and welcome of a small town. Jackson is home to numerous museums, music venues, restaurants, and shopping areas. If a longer getaway is in order, Jackson is located halfway between Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana.