John P. Anderson, who has been serving as interim dean of the Mississippi College School of Law for nearly a year, has been named permanent dean of the law school.

Anderson, who is also the Henry Vaughan and Selby Watkins McRae Professor of Law, became interim dean of MC Law on June 30, succeeding Patricia Bennett, who had been a member of the MC Law faculty since 1989 and dean of MC Law since 2017. She is now retired.