Law School’s Clinical Programs Named One of Top 50 by National Jurist

Oxford, Miss.–The University of Mississippi School of Law’s Clinical Programs has been named by National Jurist magazine as one of 56 best law schools for practical training.  The magazine examined the ratio of simulation, clinic and externship placements to number of students to determine the rankings.

“The UM Clinical Programs are one of the school’s strengths,” said Debbie Bell, interim dean.  “We can offer every student a clinical experience in a wide range of offerings, from litigation to child advocacy to transactional work.”

The story and ranking with grades will appear in the spring issues of The National Jurist and preLaw magazines.

The Clinic’s mission is to teach practice skills and professional responsibility to students by serving high-quality representation to underserved clients. The program is an in-house law firm with 11 practice areas, a clinical externship program, and a pro bono program:

“Law schools continue to make changes and improvements to make legal education a better hands-on experience for the majority of their students,” said Jack Crittenden, editor in chief of The National Jurist. “It has been exciting to see the gradual improvement from year to year.”