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Law Professor Addresses Mississippi College Graduation

December 3, 2008

Mississippi College School of Law professor Mark C. Modak-Truran will be the keynote speaker at MC graduation ceremonies on the Clinton campus Dec. 19.

More than 300 students will receive degrees during the commencement at the A.E. Wood Coliseum. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Modak-Truran has served as the J. Will Young Professor at the MC School of Law in Jackson since Fall 2005. MC law colleagues selected him the 2008 distinguished professor of the year.

Before coming to the MC law school as an assistant professor in 1998, the Jackson resident was an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University School of Law in 1997. Modak-Truran is a magna cum laude graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. He received a master's degree at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Northwestern University law school where he was editor-in-chief of its journal of international law and business. The University of Chicago Divinity School awarded him a doctorate in 2002.

Recent reports show there were 342 MC degree applicants, including 192 undergraduates, 128 graduate students, 13 law students and nine others seeking educational specialist degrees.