Whitney Jackson chooses to further her education at the University of Mississippi School of Law

After being heavily sought after by a number of law schools, former Miss Alcorn State University, Whitney Jackson, has chosen her next educational destination.

Jackson will attend the University of Mississippi School of Law in the fall. The University of Mississippi School of Law was one of five law schools that Jackson received acceptance letters from. The other schools were the Mississippi College School of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Florida Agriculture and Mechanical School of Law, and Southern University Law Center.

It was the welcoming personalities of the staff that persuaded Jackson to commit to the school. She was impressed by their interest in her.

“When I toured the school, I was impressed by the staff and tour guide,” said Jackson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at last week’s Commencement Exercise. “They did their research on me beforehand and made me feel welcomed. They made it very personable and I was captured by that.”

Shadowing attorney, Aisha Sanders, sparked Jackson’s interest in law.

“She played a big role in my decision to attend law school. While working closely with her, I got a good look at how the judicial system works, and I am grateful for the rationale of it. I knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Jackson plans to pursue a career in patent law, which is perfect for her because she will get to practice law while utilizing her chemistry degree.

“I’ll still be able to use my chemistry education while intermingling it with law. Most patent attorneys need a scientific or engineering background. It is important for the attorney to understand the set up of an invention before representing a client in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice.”

Jackson’s long-term goal is to start a firm. She’s also interesting in entering the political realm.

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