Phillip W. Broadhead is a 1981 graduate of Mississippi College School of Law and also received a B.A. in political science from Mississippi State University in 1977.
Professor Broadhead has over 25 years of trial and appellate criminal litigation experience in state court from youth court to death penalty cases while serving as the Marion County (MS) Public Defender and as an Assistant Hinds County (MS) Public Defender. He is a life member, past president and board director of the Mississippi Public Defenders Association and has served on the faculty of the MPDA Trial School, a trial advocacy teaching institute (created in conjunction with the Mississippi Judicial College and in cooperation with The University of Mississippi School of Law) designed to enhance the courtroom skills of criminal defense attorneys. He is presently a constituent member of the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules, and before his appointment to the faculty of the NCJRL in 2002, also served as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College where he taught Litigation in the paralegal department.
His publications include:
Broadhead, Phillip W., Why Bias is Never Collateral II: Necessary Limitations on Attempts to Rehabilitate Impeached Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 34 Am. J. Trial Advocacy 239 (2010).
Broadhead, Phillip W., Why Bias is Never Collateral: The Impeachment and Rehabilitation of Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 27 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 235 (2003) (cited in McCormick on Evidence, §§39 & 49 (Sixth Ed., 2006); Washington Practice Series, Evidence Law and Practice, 5A Wash. Prac., § 607.11 (Fourth Ed., 2006)); and 21 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 3d Admission of Character Evidence and Evidence of Other Acts § 629 (2009).
Broadhead, Phillip W., A Model Program for Establishing a Criminal Appeals Clinic at Your Law School: More Bang for the Buck, 75 Miss. L.J. 671 (2006) (published in conjunction with the Criminal Appeals Program’s Symposium Issue, 75 Miss. L.J. 645-916, sponsored by the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law).