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MSSU Spradling Center for Law and Politics

The James R. Spradling Center for Law and Politics will open on the Missouri Southern campus this winter.
JOPLIN, MO.--- A local campus is amping up the politics. The James R. Spradling Center for Law and Politics will open on the Missouri Southern campus this winter. The center will operate the Mock Trial Program, Constitution Day events, the Legislative Intern Project and Law Day activities. It will also serve as a clearinghouse for continuing education for both students and professionals.

"Then we're going to, in October, have our first continuing legal education for attorneys. Right now, there's not a lot of live opportunities - we end up watching a lot of videos. So, we're hoping to bring the legal community together," said Joanna Derfelt, Spradling Center Director. 

The center is named after Carthage Attorney James Spradling who also served in state government, as a Carthage judge, and an adjunct professor at Missouri Southern.
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