Professor Debbie Bell was honored today by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women as their Woman of the Year in the legal system. The Commission honors exceptional women from around the state every year at a spring luncheon. Bell’s award recognizes women for outstanding service in the legal profession.
In addition to teaching, Professor Bell is currently the associate dean for clinical programs, overseeing all of the law school’s clinical learning opportunities. She is also recognized as the foremost expert in family law in Mississippi, having written “Bell on Mississippi Family Law,” which is widely used by chancellors and family law practitioners.