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BLSA Hosts “Criminal Law 101: What Every Lawyer Should Know”


The Black Law Students Association at Mississippi College School of Law will host a lecture series entitled Criminal Law 101: What Every Lawyer Should Know on Sept. 20.  The event, featuring a number of local attorneys and judges, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the student center auditorium.


Panelists will include: Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith; Patricia Bennett, former U.S. attorney and former Hinds and Yazoo county district attorney; John Colette, attorney and founder of John M. Colette & Associates; Harold Brittain, assistant U.S. attorney for U.S. Department of Justice, southern district; Scott Stuart, assistant attorney general for the state of Mississippi and former criminal defense attorney; and Dennis Sweet, attorney and founder of Dennis Sweet & Associates.


The panel discussion will provide a review of basic procedures for attorneys that do not have a criminal practice and offer an opportunity or current law students to learn more about the area of criminal procedure.  The program is open to students, faculty and local attorneys.  To ensure there are proper accommodations for everyone, please RSVP to Tchanavia Bryant at by September 17.