STARKVILLE, Miss.--The third annual Bulldog Lawyer Continuing Legal Education Seminar will be held Oct. 11 at Mississippi State.
The daylong event for MSU alumni is being held in conjunction with the university's 2013 fall Homecoming weekend celebration.
Sponsored by the political science and public administration department, the seminar will feature presentations by attorneys Joan Lucas and Brandon Jolly of the University Counsel's Office on campus. Other presenters will include:
--U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock of the Northern District;
--Attorney John A. Brunini, partner in the Jackson firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower, and Hewes.
--Beth Clay, an attorney and founder of a Jackson-based firm specializing in state-focused legislative and governmental relations and public affairs consulting;
--Circuit Judge James L. Roberts Jr. of the 1st Circuit Court District of Mississippi;
--U. S. District Judge Keith Starrett of the Southern District; and
--Attorney Jason Weeks of the Ridgeland firm of Randall Segrest.
All are MSU alumni with the exception of Lucas and Brunini.
Limited to 60 seats, the seminar offers participants six hours of continuing legal education credit, including one credit hour in ethics. The fee is $225 and early registration is encouraged.
Activities will begin at 8 a.m. in the President's Reception Room of Humphrey Coliseum. Also scheduled are a lunch with athletic director Scott Stricklin and head baseball coach John Cohen, a tour of the new Leo Seal Football Complex and a closing reception honoring alumni attorneys at the home of MSU President Mark E. Keenum and First Lady Rhonda Keenum.
"Hosting the CLE has been a catalyst in properly providing for our lawyer alumni and for our students interested in legal careers," said MSU Pre-Law Society adviser Whit Waide, a primary organizer of the program.
An attorney who teaches in the political science and public administration department, Waide said the seminar was launched three years ago "in an effort to give our alumni lawyers more of a structure as the vital group that they are to Mississippi State.
"By organizing our alumni lawyers, we felt we could address a need in our undergraduate curriculum: a viable pre-law program to properly advise students who are interested in law school," he added.
Waide said the annual campus event has drawn "a lot of interest and continues to grow," adding that the increased level of alumni participation each year "is a testament to the strength of the Mississippi State family."
Seminar registration payments should be mailed in care of the MSU Pre-Law Society, P.O. Box P.C., Mississippi State, MS 39762. Participants are asked to include their Mississippi Bar identification numbers with the checks.
For more on the seminar, contact Waide at 662-325-7860 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.msstate.edu/web/law/.