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Donald Campbell

Owen Cooper Professor of Law - School of Law

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Professor Donald Campbell joined the MC Law faculty in 2008. Professor Campbell’s research agenda focuses on legal ethics and property; however, he has also published articles dealing with such political issues as the Voting Rights Act and confirmation of federal judges. Professor Campbell recently published the second edition of his legal ethics casebook and is currently writing a textbook on construction law for West Academic (with Mike Montoya at Boise State University), co-authoring an article on judicial confirmation, and an article on the enforcement of ethical obligations as a matter of substantive law. Professor Campbell also serves as an editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law (along with colleague Dean Mary Miller). Professor Campbell is also an editor of Mississippi Civil Procedure treatise (with Justin Matheny). Professor Campbell often speaks to lawyers and judges on ethics.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Campbell served as a clerk for the Honorable Leslie H. Southwick on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was voted Law School Professor of the Year for the 2009-2010 and 2015-2016 school years. Professor Campbell also serves as the faculty advisor for the school's law review.


  • J.D., summa cm laude, Mississippi College School of Law
  • Ph.D., American Politics/Judicial Politics, University of Florida
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Florida
  • B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude, University of Southern Mississippi