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In Legal Terms: Law School

Guests: Bette Bradley, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Scholarships at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Jason Derrick, Professor and Chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Mississippi School of Law


Topics covered:

  • what are requirements for getting into law school
  • admission tests
  • traditional and non-traditional students
  • employment after school
  • the American Bar Association exams


https://law.olemiss.edu/staff-directory/bette-bradley/

https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/jason-derrick/

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In Legal Terms: Consumer Protection

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