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Army General William Suter Addresses Mississippi College Law School Graduation

April 30, 2014

Retired Army Maj. General William Suter will deliver the keynote speech at the Mississippi College School of Law’s spring commencement in Jackson.

Ceremonies for 183 MC law graduates will be Friday May 16 beginning at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church Jackson.

A former clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court, Suter is a Kentucky native who received his law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

His Army service includes work as a staff judge advocate for the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, chief of the JAG personnel office at the Pentagon, and commandant of the JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In addition to his remarks, Suter will be among three honorary degree recipients at the Baptist-affiliated law school in downtown Jackson.

The others include: Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson. A native of Holmes County, Anderson is the first federal female judge appointed in the Southern District.

Magistrate Judge Michael Parker for the Southern District of Mississippi will also receive an honorary law degree from MC. A native of McComb, Parker is incoming president of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association.

The spring 2014 commencement marks a special occasion for Jim Rosenblatt as the award-winning dean of the MC School of Law. The Mississippi native steps down after 11 years of distinguished service to become a full-time professor at the law school in August.

Photo: Retired Maj. Gen. William Suter

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