Justices Carlson and Waller to address first year law students

August 11, 2003

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice George C. Carlson Jr. will give the keynote address Wednesday, Aug. 13, to first year law students attending the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Supreme Court Justice William L. Waller Jr. will be the keynote speaker Aug. 20 in a similar program for first year law students attending the Mississippi College School of Law.

Justice Carlson will speak at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.

Justice Waller will speak at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at Nelson Hall on the Mississippi College campus in Clinton.

The James O. Dukes Law School Professionalism Program is sponsored by the Mississippi Bar as part of orientation for students entering law school. The program is named in honor of its founder, the late James O. Dukes of Gulfport, a former Mississippi Bar president.

The half-day program includes small group breakout sessions in which each group of students discusses professionalism issues, using hypothetical situations, with two lawyers or judges moderating.