Advocacy Studies


The Master of Laws (LL.M.) In Advocacy at MC Law


In the modern legal market, young attorneys are given few, if any, opportunities to develop the advanced advocacy skills so critical to effective client representation.  Compounding this problem is the fact that many budding new lawyers do not complete more than one or two classes in advocacy during their J.D. studies.  The solution is the Master of Laws (LL.M.) In Advocacy at MC Law.


A hands on, practice based course of study, the Advocacy LL.M. integrates trial and appellate advocacy externships at top State and Federal agencies.  Students can focus on developing their knowledge and skills in civil or criminal advocacy at the trial and/or appellate level.  Perfect for the practicing attorney, students have five years to complete the degree, a variety of scheduling options and all classes also count towards CLE credit.


Professor Patricia Bennett, one of the most respected trial advocates in the region, let alone the State of Mississippi; and Professor Victoria Lowery, who built MC Law in a nationally respected appellate advocacy program, will guide and teach these graduate legal students, transforming them into polished advocates prepared to excel in front of any court in the nation.  Assisting these professors will be a team of the most experienced and respected jurists and advocates in the South.


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Admission Requirements


- Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete their J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school by the time they begin the LL.M. Program.


- Applicants must be eligible for or have been admitted to practice before the highest court in a U.S. state following a bar examination.


-  Applicants must possess the professional and personal integrity associated with the practice of law in the United States.


- Applicants must have a proven record of academic success.


Graduation Requirements


- 24 credits completed from the list of classes under the program within five years of beginning the program


- Cumulative 2.0 grade point average


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