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Meta Copeland

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Director of Experiential Learning - School of Law




Professor Meta Copeland is the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Director of Experiential Learning at Mississippi College School of Law. As Admissions Dean, she has overall responsibility for developing and executing a comprehensive J.D. enrollment strategy consistent with the law school’s strategic goals and mission. Professor Copeland’s primary teaching responsibility is the year-round legal extern program. She teaches all externship courses and supervises all legal externs assigned to judges and to attorneys in government agencies and non-profit organizations. Professor Copeland also oversees the creation and operation of public interest hybrid clinical courses at the law school.

Professor Copeland also serves as the Director of the Public Service Law Center, which implements educational programming on public interest lawyering, supervises public interest summer fellowships for first year law students, and oversees a loan repayment assistance program for recent graduates. She serves as the faculty coach for external moot court competition teams in the areas of pre-trial federal litigation, federal appellate procedure, and workers’ compensation. Her scholarly interests include personality testing, workplace interaction, and the professional development of law students and new attorneys.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Mississippi College School of Law
  • B.A.,magna cum laude, History, Oglethorpe University