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Mississippi College School of Law (Jackson)

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Director of Student Services
[email protected]

Office of Student Counseling and Disability Services


Education Law Clinic

Launched in the Spring of 2019, MC Law's Education Law Clinic is a partnership between MC Law and the Jackson office of Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP. MC Law students and Forman Watkins partner to provide legal representation to public school students facing long-term suspensions and expulsions and in special education matters. Clinic students work directly with clients, prepare and implement case strategies, and represent clients in hearings and appeals. While the Education Law Clinic focuses on the due process rights of public school students, the clinic also gives students first-hand, practical experience in administrative law and civil litigation practice and procedure.


Education Law

This course examines education law principles as they pertain to both public and private institutions of learning, the power of the state to compel school attendance, the constitutional framework within which the state and federal governments regulate both public and private educational institutions, and the statutory and other protections of an individual's right to equal treatment in the educational context without regard to race, sex, or disability.

Employment Discrimination

This course deals with the various federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment, focusing primarily on the prohibition against discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Other statutes such as the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1870 (42 USC sections 1981 and 1983), the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are also considered.

Mental Health Law

This course will focus on the impact of the legal system on persons with mental health disabilities. Civil proceedings, such as guardianships, commitments and treatment rights will be covered. Civil law areas covered will include mental illness, substance abuse, confidentiality, consent, substitute decision making and the rights of parents and of children in juvenile proceedings, custody determinations and divorces. While the primary focus will be civil law, criminal law topics will include capacity, right to refuse treatment, and insanity as a defense. The role of mental health professionals and mental health courts will be a prominent issue in the course.

University of Mississippi School of Law (OleMiss)

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Student Disability Services

In collaboration with the larger campus community, SDS assists the University in its commitment to protect the civil rights of students with disabilities and to assist with the design of more welcoming and inclusive environments. SDS is responsible for determining support for a student’s disability-related need for accommodations and for facilitating, through an interactive process with students and faculty, the removal of unintentional curricular and programmatic barriers.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (662) 915-7128
(VP): (662) 638-0379
Fax: (662) 915-5972


Disability Law and Policy

Employment Discrimination