Mississippi Judicial College

The University of Mississippi

About Us

Noah S. Sweat, Jr.

Noah S. “Soggy”
Sweat, Jr.

The Mississippi Judicial College, a division of the University of Mississippi School of Law, was founded in 1970 by the late Judge Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat Jr. Through the efforts of Judge Sweat, the Judicial College began its existence as the first full-time state judicial education program in the nation, with a modest grant of $90,000 and a part-time staff. The Judicial College has evolved into a respected integral part of the UM School of Law and is now supported with more than $1 million funded annually through the State Court Education Fund. At present, it has a staff of seven.

The Judicial College provides continuing legal judicial education and training for supreme court justices; court of appeal judges; chancery, circuit, county, justice and municipal court judges; youth court judges and referees; and court administrators, court clerks and court reporters.

Listen to Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat, Jr. speech.

Mississippi Judicial College’s Mission

The mission of the Mississippi Judicial College is to:

1)   Educate and train Mississippi’s court-related personnel;

2)   Provide technical assistance to the courts of Mississippi; and

3)   Supply current and accurate information to the Mississippi Legislature concerning the needs of the courts.

MJC’s Board of Governors and MJC’s Constituent Advisory Committee – click here for a list.