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Deciding Where to Go => Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses => Topic started by: jimbradford on March 18, 2009, 09:13:37 AM

Title: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: jimbradford on March 18, 2009, 09:13:37 AM
Looks like MC law will be my best option.  I am going to place my seat deposit today.  I have about 10 apps still out, but I cannot take the chance.  I am fine with losing my deposit if any of the others hit.  Anyone around with advice on Jackson MS or school. 

Jimmy B

Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: kennedyposter on March 18, 2009, 10:59:55 AM
Looks like MC law will be my best option.  I am going to place my seat deposit today.  I have about 10 apps still out, but I cannot take the chance.  I am fine with losing my deposit if any of the others hit.  Anyone around with advice on Jackson MS or school. 

Jimmy B




MC could be a bad idea unless you have a job lined up for you after LS...t4's have pretty bad employment prospects these days.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Lbrown on April 15, 2009, 06:49:38 PM
I think im headed to Mississippi College as well man. Have you heard much about it from anyone??
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Good Teacher on April 16, 2009, 05:40:50 PM

MC could be a bad idea unless you have a job lined up for you after LS...t4's have pretty bad employment prospects these days.

This is why I'm starting to dislike this site more and more.  Why would anyone say anything like that?  This guy obviously wants to become a lawyer and has been accepted by a good ABA Accredited institution that will train him to become an attorney.  Then good ole' kennedyposter decides to plant some discouragement under the guise of advice. 

And who is kennedyposter? Is he an HR specialist for a law firm in Mississippi?  Is he a trained career counselor with a record of getting people's lives on track?  Unlikely…he's probably an inexperienced fellow in his early to mid-20s that thinks he's got it all figured out.

If this site does any good, it does just as much harm.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: BikePilot on April 16, 2009, 07:59:39 PM
First, congrats on the acceptance! I don't know much about the school or the city. I rode though the city last summer and thought it looked quite nice.

as for the other comments, here's my observation for what its worth. I'm a 2L and have friends at law schools from most tiers, so have a general idea of the legal market, particularly for big law stuff.

Shocking as it may be, random comments on this site don't likely have much impact on the legal market. The current market sucks, thousands of big law associates and more than a few partners were laid off just in the last few months. The top 10 schools are cranking out new lawyers at quite a rapid pace and it is useful to realistically consider your career prospects. Hundreds if not thousands of would-be new associates are deferred - this means that the students that would have been hired later probably won't be - there will be a ripple effect that will extend several years even if the economy fixes itself quickly.

This doesn't mean don't got to your school, it just means go in with your eyes open. Don't count on a 160k big law job. Look at where people from your target school are going, if you are happy with what you see go, have fun and do great things! What you want to avoid is sinking thousands of dollars and 3 years of your life into something only to find out it won't get you where you want to be. This may sound harsh, but if news reports on the subject are to be believed, there are a great many students sinking a lot of time and money into LS with highly unrealistic expectations - don't let that be you. Also, just because some lower ranked schools don't place well with big law, doesn't mean you can't be a wildly successful lawyer coming from such a school. Some of the best trial lawyers of all time have come from modestly ranked law schools. There are also non-career reasons for going to law school. Some people just enjoy the study of law and want to learn and of course there's nothing at all wrong with that. Some career options do not require name brand degrees and that's great too, just explore the options so you don't get taken in by what is often overly optimistic law school advertising.


Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: AgreeToDisagree on April 17, 2009, 03:26:21 AM

MC could be a bad idea unless you have a job lined up for you after LS...t4's have pretty bad employment prospects these days.

This is why I'm starting to dislike this site more and more.  Why would anyone say anything like that?  This guy obviously wants to become a lawyer and has been accepted by a good ABA Accredited institution that will train him to become an attorney.  Then good ole' kennedyposter decides to plant some discouragement under the guise of advice. 

And who is kennedyposter? Is he an HR specialist for a law firm in Mississippi?  Is he a trained career counselor with a record of getting people's lives on track?  Unlikely…he's probably an inexperienced fellow in his early to mid-20s that thinks he's got it all figured out.

If this site does any good, it does just as much harm.


Chuuchh, Preach, Tabernacle!!!!!
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Ninja1 on April 19, 2009, 02:55:34 AM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: sepepper on April 21, 2009, 12:34:23 AM
MC Law is a fine law school. The faculty and staff is very good and have an open door policy. The law school is located in Downtown Jackson and not on the undergrad campus. It has that close-knit small school feel. There is alot of interaction with the judges, lawyers, and firms in the local area. You often see a MS Supreme Court Judge walking down the hall.

There is no dorms for the law school. However, there is an apartment complex located directly across the road - but it is (how can I say this nicely) not so hot - but cheap and close.

Parking is available in a private lot at the law school. There is no cafeteria, but there is a food court where you can get coffee, snacks, and a sub or salad on campus. Also, there a couple off campus places to eat that are in walking distance.

The library is 3 stories and there is lots of room to study. You have wi-fi all over, and wireless printing also. There are tons of student organizations available. 

I hope this helps. If you would like more info, just let me know.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Lbrown on May 05, 2009, 03:17:51 PM
Hey, thanks for the input sepepper and BikePilot. I really appreciate it. I may have more questions as school gets closer. Thanks for your input though.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Contract2008 on May 06, 2009, 10:43:19 AM
Some people just enjoy the study of law and want to learn and of course there's nothing at all wrong with that. Some career options do not require name brand degrees and that's great too, just explore the options so you don't get taken in by what is often overly optimistic law school advertising.



Easy for your to say, Mr. Harvard.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Eugene Young on May 06, 2009, 12:17:35 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Contract2008 on May 06, 2009, 05:21:47 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Eugene Young on May 06, 2009, 07:23:36 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Contract2008 on May 06, 2009, 07:33:12 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Eugene Young on May 06, 2009, 07:46:04 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Contract2008 on May 06, 2009, 08:11:27 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

What law school are you attending?
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Ninja1 on May 06, 2009, 09:07:04 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Been to Mississippi, yes. Never spent time in the legal community, but I did almost go to Ole Miss before FSU picked me up, so I looked into the Mississippi legal market a fair amount. Like I said, it's not even a contest. It's sort of like thinking Florida Coastal is in the same league with UF/FSU/UM.

Also, I'm not asking *&^% in the affirmative (whatever that means). I'm answering now, if that's what you meant. Try to get the basics down before breaking out big boy words like "affirmative".

Way to refute my argument by acting like a little female dog. That'll show me. Do you go there or something?

Much as with you, I don't much care what the OP would like or not like, I just tell it how it is. And either way, it doesn't change the fact that there is still exactly one relevant school in Mississippi.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Ninja1 on May 06, 2009, 09:08:03 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Contract2008 on May 06, 2009, 09:17:00 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!

I was thinking the samething.  Was he trying to compensate for something he lacks with these words in his sentences? 
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Ninja1 on May 06, 2009, 09:32:55 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.

Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!

I was thinking the samething.  Was he trying to compensate for something he lacks with these words in his sentences? 

That's pretty much what I was getting out of it.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Eugene Young on May 07, 2009, 12:25:02 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.


Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!

I was thinking the samething.  Was he trying to compensate for something he lacks with these words in his sentences? 

That's pretty much what I was getting out of it.

I meant to say "answer" in the affirmative. I was writing in a rush. I apologize for having a large vocabulary.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Ninja1 on May 08, 2009, 06:17:23 AM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.


Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!

I was thinking the samething.  Was he trying to compensate for something he lacks with these words in his sentences? 

That's pretty much what I was getting out of it.

I meant to say "answer" in the affirmative. I was writing in a rush. I apologize for having a large vocabulary.

Happens to the best of us. ;)

We all have large vocabularies (at least, hopefully). We don't all feel it necessary to work "prima facie" and "[answer] in the affirmative" into our posts. There's a time and a place for everything.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Eugene Young on May 08, 2009, 04:14:34 PM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.


Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!

I was thinking the samething.  Was he trying to compensate for something he lacks with these words in his sentences? 

That's pretty much what I was getting out of it.

I meant to say "answer" in the affirmative. I was writing in a rush. I apologize for having a large vocabulary.

Happens to the best of us. ;)

We all have large vocabularies (at least, hopefully). We don't all feel it necessary to work "prima facie" and "[answer] in the affirmative" into our posts. There's a time and a place for everything.

I was being facetious snarky on both occasions. ;D You're pretty straight forward on here Ninja, so you shouldn't mind when I do the same. ;) Plus I was stressed from finals. But the point I was making with the OP is that a JD from Miss College, while it won't get him a job at Skadden, will allow him to practice law provided he pass the par. If he wants to be a lawyer and doesn't mind the debt, go to Miss College and become a lawyer. Your school will only get you to a certain point.

All this is based on the assumption that it's an ABA accredited school, or at least provisionally accredited.
Title: Re: Mississippi College School of Law
Post by: Ninja1 on May 11, 2009, 08:33:29 AM
Don't do it. Ole Miss will forever be the only relevant law school in Mississippi, and you'll be made painfully aware of that fact time and again.


Have you ever even been to Mississippi, or at the very least spent any significant time in the legal community there?

If not, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you won't be asking in the affirmative to at least one of the questions posed above,then.......

Kindly shut the @#!* up.

And even if you can answer in the affirmative to both question, I'm sure the OP would like for you to shut.the.@#!*.up.

kthanksbi

Are you black? 

Unashamedly.....why does that matter?

I was trying to figure out if your attack on Ninja has anything to do with your being black, as he has made some comments about blacks being "entitled" and more. 

No, my attack on Ninja was based on him exhibiting a prima facie case of douchebaggery.

Someone put on his big boy lawyer pants today, maybe even all by himself. Prima Facie!

I was thinking the samething.  Was he trying to compensate for something he lacks with these words in his sentences? 

That's pretty much what I was getting out of it.

I meant to say "answer" in the affirmative. I was writing in a rush. I apologize for having a large vocabulary.

Happens to the best of us. ;)

We all have large vocabularies (at least, hopefully). We don't all feel it necessary to work "prima facie" and "[answer] in the affirmative" into our posts. There's a time and a place for everything.

I was being facetious snarky on both occasions. ;D You're pretty straight forward on here Ninja, so you shouldn't mind when I do the same. ;) Plus I was stressed from finals. But the point I was making with the OP is that a JD from Miss College, while it won't get him a job at Skadden, will allow him to practice law provided he pass the par. If he wants to be a lawyer and doesn't mind the debt, go to Miss College and become a lawyer. Your school will only get you to a certain point.

All this is based on the assumption that it's an ABA accredited school, or at least provisionally accredited.

Yeah, it's ABA.