Carole Murphey appointed director of Mississippi Judicial College

Published 11:25 am Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The University of Mississippi School of Law Dean Frederick G. Slabach recently. announced the appointment of Carole Murphey as the new Director of the Mississippi Judicial College.

In this role, Murphey will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Mississippi Judicial College, overseeing its administration and supervising the professional staff.

With a tenure of 27 years within the MJC, Murphey brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position. Murphey has been an integral part of MJC’s success, previously serving as staff attorney and research counsel. Her leadership abilities were further demonstrated during her service as interim director of the MJC since June of 2023. In this capacity, she has effectively steered the MJC through a full program year, ensuring its continued success and growth.

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Randy Pierce, former MJC Director and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice, praised Murphey’s leadership.

“Carole Murphey will do an excellent job leading the Mississippi Judicial College. She has devoted her legal career to serving Mississippi judges and court-related personnel,” Pierce said. “During my tenure as Director of the Mississippi Judicial College, Carole played a vital role in the successes that we achieved. No doubt, she is prepared to continue the excellent service the Mississippi Judicial College provides the State of Mississippi.”

UM Law School Dean Frederick G. Slabach said Carole Murphey’s appointment as director is a testament to her outstanding contributions and leadership within the legal community.

“We are confident that under her guidance, the College will continue to thrive and serve as a cornerstone of legal education and training for Mississippi judges and state court personnel,” he said.

Murphey said she is honored to be selected.

“I will strive to ensure that the Mississippi Judicial College continues to provide the highest quality of education and training for the judiciary,” she said. “I want to especially thank Dean Slabach for entrusting me with this position and the MJC staff for their dedication to our program.”

Murphey earned her Juris Doctor from UM Law in 1994, where she distinguished herself as a leader. She served on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal, held the position of Judicial Liaison of the Moot Court Board, and chaired the Honor Council.

In her new role, Murphey will be responsible for directing, coordinating, and administering the operations of the MJC. She will also collaborate with Mississippi judges and court personnel to meet the needs of the judiciary.