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ULM alumnus makes mark at Mississippi law school

Published June 15, 2015

Phillip Ellis of Bernice— a 2009 University of Louisiana at Monroe criminal justice graduate—added to his collection of prestigious awards from the Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law).


For the second consecutive year, Ellis was the recipient of the Frisby Griffing Marble Scholarship, given annually to second and third year law students in the top one-third of the class who show potential for outstanding service to the legal profession.

The award was presented during the college’s annual Law Day ceremony.

Ellis also received the 2014-2015 Merit Scholarship from MC Law last summer, bringing his total awards to three in just under a year.

Ellis is the son of Mike Ellis and Jerri Harlow Strahan. He is married to Lauren Lee Ellis.

About Mississippi College School of Law:

MC Law’s origins extend to the Jackson School of Law, which was acquired by Mississippi College in 1975.

Since then, the Law School has grown in prominence as a regional law school whose 530 students come from 30 states and 100 undergraduate schools to study at its high tech campus in Jackson.

MC Law is accredited by the American Bar Association, holds membership in the Association of American Law Schools, is a charter member of the International Association of Law Schools, and maintains a chapter in the Order of Barristers.