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Trio of Law Professors Join MCSOL Team

June 22, 2009

Wulf A. Kaal is a well-traveled attorney who's practiced his craft in such big cities as Berlin, Zurich, Liverpool, and Hong Kong. There's London, New York and Chicago, too. Mississippi College School of Law is his newest destination.

Kaal, 34, a native of Germany, went to work at MCSOL on June 1. He is among three new professors recently hired at the Baptist-affiliated law school in downtown Jackson. So far, it is a perfect fit." I love the hot weather,'' he said. Walking to the Capitol or the Governor's Mansion, he loves every step of the way.

His areas of expertise range from Hedge Funds to corporations to European law. His move from Chicago to Mississippi was a good one for a variety of reasons. He's got family in Tennessee and Alabama. "Jackson has a lot to offer to me. The government connections are here,'' he said. "I have family in the South. It really makes sense for me.''

Kaal earned a doctorate at Humboldt University in Germany where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His master's in business administration came from Durham University. Kaal also received degrees from the University of Illinois College of Law. The new faculty member is the adviser to the MCSOL International Law Society and coach of the school's Jessup International Moot Court Team.

Other new professors at MCSOL include Christoph Henkel, an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin and its law school. He will be an assistant professor of law. Also on board: Jonathan Will, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was executive editor of the law review. His areas of expertise range from health law to bioethics. His master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh was in bioethics. Will earned his bachelor's degree from Canisus College in New York.

All three newcomers are getting rave reviews from MCSOL leaders.

"We are so pleased to have this outstanding cohort of dynamic teachers and scholars join our law faculty,'' said law dean Jim Rosenblatt. "Their broad interests will allow us to expand our curriculum and offer a wide array of disciplines to our students.''

With 535 students, the Mississippi College School of Law has been called "one of the best kept secrets of the South'' by the Princeton Review. With the addition of three new law professors, the future for the law school looks even brighter.