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About MC School of Law

Mississippi College School of Law provides a superior legal education, with a uniquely Christian perspective, from Jackson, Mississippi

Discover a Christian Law School With a Long History Training Top Attorneys in Mississippi’s Capital.

MC Law started educating future attorneys in 1930 as the Jackson School of Law

Its location in the state's legal and governmental center of Jackson has been an advantage ever since the law school’s earliest days as a night school for working professionals who wished to become attorneys. The original faculty members were practicing attorneys who pursued justice in the courtrooms of the capital city by day and encouraged the next generation of legal leaders in the evenings. Over the years, the law school grew from a night school into a full time institution, earning a reputation for outstanding instruction and the professional success of its graduates.

For more than three decades, MC Law’s position in the heart of Mississippi’s legal, judicial, and business center has offered students unlimited opportunities for work, clerkships, and externships. 

Students from MC School of Law, a Christian law school, visiting Mississippi's Capital.

What difference does MC Law’s Jackson location make?

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. Unlike students at more isolated law schools, you'll gain in-depth, practical experience in the legal field long before you graduate.

A superior legal education in the Heart of Jackson

From downtown Jackson, Mississippi, MC Law provides grounding in the common law and statutory foundations of our legal system, but also explore emerging doctrine, employing in each context the traditional methods of legal analysis, enriched by the insights of related disciplines. To assure that our curriculum incorporates the most current scholarship, our faculty is actively engaged in research in their respective areas of expertise. In addition to courses in legal doctrine, we offer a wide range of instruction in the skills of modern practice.

Because we view writing as the most fundamental of these skills, we emphasize teaching of writing at every stage of legal training. In addition, we offer courses in

  • oral advocacy
  • counseling
  • negotiation
  • pretrial and trial advocacy skills

MC Law School's aim is to create an institutional environment that promotes intellectual and practical learning. Our student body and faculty reflect a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Out of this diversity, we seek to create a scholarly community in which students and faculty discuss issues freely in a variety of settings, both formal and informal.

A proactive Legal Outlook From A Christian law school

In 1975, the law school became a part of Mississippi College, the oldest university in the state. Combining a practical legal education with Christian principles, the law school has since become a premier legal center for the South.

Christian law schools like Mississippi College School of Law understand the roots and meaning of justice. Mississippi College School of Law takes the Christian faith's call to seek justice seriously. Born out of the foundational Christian belief that human beings are God’s creations, equally entitled to dignity, MC Law recognizes a responsibility to the legal community and the larger society. Consequently, the law school and its faculty are involved in a variety of activities to improve the legal system, including:

  • research and advocacy in law reform projects
  • service on bar association committees
  • teaching in continuing legal education programs

Learn More About Jackson, Mississippi’s Only Law School.