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.
The MCLaw 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.
Mississippi’s capital and largest city, Jackson is home to museums, galleries, and the state’s hottest shopping, dining, and nightlife. With a metropolitan area population of more than 400,000, Jackson combines big city amenities with small town hospitality.
The Jackson Metro Area offers many residential areas from which to choose, from historic neighborhoods marked by eclectic charm to chic, ultramodern lofts in the heart of downtown. Single-family homes, condominiums, and apartment communities offer choices to fit every lifestyle and every budget. Jackson is Mississippi’s center of business and government, and offers diverse career opportunities for married students’ spouses. Seven colleges and universities are located within 15 miles of Jackson, many offering continuing education programs as well as traditional classes. Virtually every major religious denomination is represented in the Jackson area, with houses of worship located throughout the Metro Area.
Located just north of Jackson, the Ross Barnett Reservoir is a 30,000-acre haven for outdoor recreation. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy nights at the ballpark with the Mississippi Braves, a Double A minor league team for the Atlanta Braves.
Jackson is a regional destination for shopping, dining, and nightlife, offering trendy boutiques and upscale shopping malls, down home diners and authentic ethnic eateries, and venues for live music and entertainment.
Jackson is a cultural center steeped in history, literature, and the arts. Area attractions include the homes of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty and Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers, the 1842 Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and other museums showcasing history, agriculture, African American heritage, and sports.
Jackson is also a regional performing arts center. The city is the only venue in the United States for the International Ballet Competition, which brings the most talented dancers from around the world to Jackson once every four years. Productions by the Mississippi Opera, New Stage Theatre, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and traveling Broadway shows offer a mix of comedy, drama, and musical theatre. When a road trip is in order, Jackson lies halfway between Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. The popular destinations of Vicksburg, Natchez, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are only a short drive away.
For more information about Mississippi and the Jackson Metro Area,
Visit www.visitmississippi.org and www.visitjackson.com.