Carole Murphey Appointed Director of Mississippi Judicial College

New leader has worked with college for 27 years

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has appointed Carole Murphey as the new director of the Mississippi Judicial College.

"I am honored to have been selected as the director of the Mississippi Judicial College," Murphey said. "I will strive to ensure that the Mississippi Judicial College continues to provide the highest quality of education and training for the judiciary."

With a tenure of 27 years within the college, Murphey brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position. She has served as the college's staff attorney, research counsel and interim director.

Carole Murphey

Randy Pierce, former college director and former Mississippi Supreme Court justice, praised Murphey's leadership.

"Carole Murphey will do an excellent job leading the Mississippi Judicial College," he said. "She has devoted her legal career to serving Mississippi judges and court-related personnel. 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."

Murphey earned her Juris Doctor in 1994 from Ole Miss, where 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.

"Carole Murphey's appointment as director of the Mississippi Judicial College is a testament to her outstanding contributions and leadership within the legal community," said Frederick G. Slabach, the school's dean. "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."

The Mississippi Judicial College is a division of the law school founded in 1970 by the late Judge Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat. It was the country's first full-time state judicial education program.

The college provides continuing judicial education and training each year for around 1,400 judges and court personnel across the state. It also provides technical assistance to Mississippi courts and information regarding the needs of the courts for the state Legislature.


Christina Steube



May 21, 2024