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Shirley Terry Kennedy

Clinical Professor - School of Law

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Professor Shirley Kennedy is the Director of Child Advocacy and the Director of the Family and Children’s Law Center at Mississippi College School of Law. As such, she directs the Adoption Legal Clinic, Youth Court Clinic, and Guardian ad Litem Clinic, as well as teaches courses in juvenile law and in the child advocacy clinics. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the Family Law Society and for the Certificate Program in Family and Juvenile Law. She currently a member of the Mississippi Commission on Children’s Justice and is a frequent speaker in the area of guardians ad litem.

Prior to joining MC Law in 2000, she practiced law at Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes in Jackson, MS.


  • J.D. with High Honors, Mississippi College School of Law
  • B.F.A. with High Honors, University of Texas at Austin