Ambassadors Help Recruit MC Law Students
Amber Cain noticed Mississippi College Law School professors stayed invested in their students, while administrators encouraged the faculty to build career relationships on campus.
It made an impression during Amber’s Preview Day visit to MC Law. And that discovery convinced the University of Mississippi graduate to enroll. Now the 23-year-old Florence resident is paying back as an MC Law Dean’s Ambassador.
As the group’s student director, Cain is committed to recruiting applicants and guiding them throughout the admissions process.
From MC Law Dean Patricia Bennett to the admissions team, they applaud the Ambassadors for sharing MC Law experiences with prospective students. The network of support for student applicants reflects a team approach year-round on the Jackson campus.
Amber Cain is among several Dean’s Ambassadors who enjoy serving on track to graduate in 2022 and pursue a family law career.
One of her Ambassador colleagues, Gabrielle Wells of Clinton makes sure prospective MC Law students feel welcome during admissions visits. Not long ago, Garbrielle selected MC Law because of its downtown location and numerous opportunities at metro Jackson law firms. Her favorite part of the job is giving student tours on the East Griffith Street campus.
MC Law admissions director Jay Armstrong appreciates the key role that Dean’s Ambassadors play. “They help with tours, our student phone bank, orientation, pre-law day, acceptance day, and any other on-campus events that we have.”
Each year, the admissions staff selects the ambassadors. This year’s group is diverse, coming from a wide-ranging mix of backgrounds. One of the members is Jaime Weida, a mom with two kids in the Lone Star State. Before attending MC Law, Jaime worked as a community supervision officer in Wilson County, Texas. Others on the team: Mitch McCauley, a non-traditional student from Marietta, Georgia. Mitch enrolled at MC Law after a stint in the Navy.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, MC Law recruiting looks different this year. With the university stressing health protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus, the admissions staff filmed a virtual tour alternative for prospective law students. They can click on a campus tour, see an oral argument in moot court and watch a recording of a first-year class, says admissions counselor Kristian Gautier.
At the moment, most admissions panels and information sessions are done virtually. But Dean’s Ambassadors and staff are happy to do in-person tours at MC Law. The incoming class will take part in August's orientation sessions with some of Mississippi's leading attorneys, judges, and MC Law professors.