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Before classes begin, law students learn about ethics

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The legal profession has taken a hit in light of recent judicial corruption scandals. That's according to presiding Mississippi Supreme Court Justice George Carlson, Jr.

He spoke out Wednesday during orientation for the Mississippi College School of Law. Over 200 first year students participated in the James O. Duke Law School Professionalism Program as part of their orientation.

Held at MC's Clinton campus, gives first year students the chance to hear from experienced judges and attorneys. The goal is to teach students about ethics and professionalism before they begin their first class.

Carlson addressed the corruption scandal involving former circuit Judge Bobby Delaughter.

"It is a very serious matter that did happen. I'm convinced it involved a very small segment of our legal profession here in Mississippi, but certainly, understandably, drew a lot of media attention, so we want to emphasize to our first year students, be aware of that, be aware of the pitfalls," said Carlson.

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