School of Law Announces New Hires
July 13, 2012
Mississippi College’s School of Law welcomes new professors, a legal writing director and others to the staff on its campus in downtown Jackson.
The latest to join the law school faculty is John Haskell, who comes on board in August. Prior to joining MC, Haskell worked this past academic year as a lecturer and deputy director of external relations at Durham Law School.
A Fulbright grantee at the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki, Haskell served as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy in 2010. His primary research focus involves the fields of international legal history, law and religion, legal and political theory and the political economy.
Donald E. Campbell is teaching ethics and professional responsibility, local government, construction law and property at the MC School of Law. Campbell received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi, and a law degree Summa Cum Laude from the Mississippi College School of Law. He’s a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Florida.
Prior to joining the law school, Campbell served as a clerk for federal Judge Leslie Southwick on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Loren Pratt went to work June 1 as the legal writing director at the law school. She helps hundreds of MC law students polish their writing skills needed for communications with the courts and clients. She’s also teaching classes at the law school. Pratt is a 2007 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law where she served as the notes and comments editor at the “Mississippi Law Journal.”
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Pratt is active off campus with the Junior League of Jackson and as a member of the finance council of Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Gluckstadt. Her husband, Ryan Pratt, is an attorney in Jackson.
Other newcomers include Mike Maloney, the executive director of the law school’s Alumni Association. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Sherry Johnson joined MC as a law career counselor. She holds two degrees from Auburn University and is a graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law.
Bobbie Cole recently joined the law school as an admissions counselor and event coordinator, with Beth Morton hired as a student services assistant.
Photo: Donald Campbell, visiting assistant professor at MC School of Law