Jay Palen












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J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law – May 2025

B.A., The University of Mississippi – May 2021

A.A., Southwest Mississippi Community College – December 2018

Legal Experience

Judicial Intern, Judge Keith Starrett, Southern District of Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS– May 2023 – July 2023

Areas of Interest

Business Law

Real Estate Development and Finance

Economic Development and Incentives

Land Use

Constitutional Law 

Civil Rights Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Volume 93

Treasurer, The Gorove Society of International Law

Member, Dean’s Leadership Council

Member, Business Law Network