Natchez native moving on as MC law school dean

Published 12:03 am Sunday, June 8, 2014

JACKSON — Natchez native Jim Rosenblatt will move from Mississippi College law school dean to faculty member in August.

He will be the inaugural Henry Vaughan Watkins and Selby Watkins McRae chair.

The Cornell School of Law graduate is making the transition to the faculty as his successor comes aboard as dean. Rosenblatt is wrapping up 11 years as MC Law School dean, with his tenure bringing more than $10 million in facility improvements to the Jackson campus.

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Rosenblatt was named MC law dean in 2003 after a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Army. Noting the dean’s many accomplishments for more than a decade, law professor Matt Steffey said Rosenblatt succeeded, in part, because of “the collaborative style he brought from his time in military service.”