Stephanie M. Rippee was recognized as a 2017 top ten recipient of Mississippi Business Journal's Leadership in Law Award. The MBJ has held the Leadership in Law awards ceremony each year since 2009.  Mississippi judges and faculty from the state's two law schools evaluate the qualifications and accomplishments of nominees, and name the winners.  A dinner announcing the 2017 Leadership in Law Class was held at the Old Capitol Inn on Thursday, December 14, 2017