Continuing Legal Education—The Else School Yucatán Experience


Continuing Legal Education - The Yucatan Experience

Millsaps College's Else School of Management is offering to all individuals seeking Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit 12 hours of CLE credit in litigation practice, substantive law updates, and contemporary practice issues in a unique environment. The program will be based out of Millsaps College's Casa Millsaps facility in the State of Yucatán, Mexico. Read an article on Casa Millsaps from BizEd Magazine.

The program will begin in the Else School of Management's own Center for Business and Culture in Mérida, Mexico, a city dating back to the early 1540s. The Environmental Law Update is planned during a trip to Kaxil Kiuic, Millsaps' Biocultural Reserve in the Puuc hills of the Yucatán.

This program is open to all individuals seeking CLE credit.


Featured Speakers

Past featured speakers and topics include:

Judge David Strong, Pike County, Mississippi Circuit Court - What Judges Want Lawyers to Know: A Judge's Perspective on Do's and Don'ts for Today's Trial Lawyer

Professor Blakely Fender, Ph.D., Millsaps College - Contemporary Issues in Valuations of Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death, an Expert's Perspective

Professor Whit Waide, J.D., Mississippi State University - Constitutional Law Update: The Latest Constitutional Law Issues Affecting Federal and State Practice

Professor Mary L. Purvis, J.D., Mississippi College School of Law - The Millennium Lawyer: How Litigation and Your Practice is Affected by a New Generation of Lawyers

John Sneed, J.D., Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. - Contemporary Ethical Issues and Problems Facing Practitioners


Other Activities

Continuing Legal Education - The Yucatan Experience

In addition to the CLE, during your four-day stay, you may choose from several organized adventures:


Millsaps' Bio-Cultural Reserve of Kaxil Kiuic

Millsaps' own Kaxil Kiuic biocultural reserve will be the site of our final CLE hours on environmental law. This 4,000-acre reserve in the dry jungle of the Yucatán, near ancient Maya ruins, will be the backdrop for part of our CLE hours. Take a look at Kiuic.


Los Dos Cooking School

Your trip can include a day in Los Dos Cooking School where Chef David Sterling will give a class in Yucatecan cuisine! David was recently featured on the Martha Stewart Show giving the hostess a lesson in Yucatecan cooking in his home in Mérida. Even if you aren't a cooking fan, the food, wine, and impeccably restored colonial home you will enjoy are worth the trip! Get more information and read about David and Los Dos.



Take a half day trip to the ancient Mayan ruins at Uxmal. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the ancient home of the Maya in the Puuc region of the Yucatán. With classic architecture of the Maya, this historic and well preserved/restored site gives a perfect look into the ancient Maya way of life. Get more information about Uxmal and more information about the region.


Cenotes of Cuzama

Come spend an afternoon at the Cenotes of Cuzama. These natural crystal clear lakes nearly 40 feet underground are a must for any adventure traveler or water lover. Watch clips of our own Millsaps students visiting these natural wonders.


City of Merida

Don't miss an afternoon tour of Mérida's colonial center. See this over 500 year old city from its 19th century mansions on the Paseo de Montejo to one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas. Mérida should not be overlooked.


Other Sites in the Yucatan

Of course, you can choose to come early or extend your stay in Mérida or visit the beaches of the Yucatán. Choose from the beaches in and around Progresso (30 minutes from Mérida) or choose the Maya Riviera and the world class resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen await. We will be happy to help advise on various locations for those extended stays.