As part of the Law School Student Body Speaker Series, the LSSB has invited Dickie Scruggs to speak to the Law School Student Body.
Dickie Scruggs is a former lawyer and Navy fighter pilot. He is best known as the architect of the litigation that resulted in the multi-billion dollar Tobacco Settlement, and for later going to federal prison in a judicial bribery scandal. In prison Dickie taught GED to other inmates. That experience led him upon his release to establish Second Chance Mississippi, which is a non-profit collaborative effort with Mississippi’s Community Colleges to raise awareness and funds for GED and adult education.
Dickie is a native Mississippian and Ole Miss graduate. He and his wife Diane have been married 44 years, and moved to Oxford from the Coast in 2003. The Scruggs’s have two grown children and four grandchildren, and they are members of the First Presbyterian Church.