Law Student Lands Prestigious Internship with NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Terrence Hunter will spend the summer working in New York

OXFORD, Miss. – Terrence Hunter’s goal is to help disadvantaged African-Americans and their communities. His passion for civil rights was the driving force behind his decision to attend law school. This summer, the second-year student in the University of Mississippi School of Law will begin making his dream a reality by interning with the NAACPRead the story …

Students Chosen for Inaugural Business Law Fellowship Program

Ten first-year students will be placed with some of the nation's leading companies this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – This summer, 10 first-year University of Mississippi law students have a rare opportunity to work in the general counsel offices and other departments of some of the nation’s leading companies. The School of Law is launching its Business Law Fellowship program this summer in partnership with FedEx, C Spire, Sanderson Farms, IngallsRead the story …

Allowing Her to Dream

Former judge Patricia Wise administers oath of office to daughter for chancery seat

OXFORD, Miss. – Many children regard their parents as heroes. Young children look to parents with starry eyes as role models, and some follow in the footsteps of a parent by entering a similar career field. Even so, it’s rare for a parent to directly pass the torch along to their child, especially in anRead the story …

Law School Associate Dean Honored by IHL

Sandra Cox-McCarty is this year's recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Award

OXFORD, Miss. – Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. For more than 27 years, she has worked diligently to create an atmosphere of inclusivity and tolerance. Because of her efforts and successes, Cox-McCarty has been recognized for herRead the story …

Law School’s Housing Clinic Helps Moorhead Community Rebuild

Residents of small Delta community were represented in lawsuit by faculty and students

OXFORD, Miss. – For some communities, empty slabs and plots of dirt can mean devastation. For the neighborhood of Eastmoor Circle, just outside of Moorhead, it means progress. Ten years ago, the residents of Eastmoor were living in unbearable conditions. The drainage system in the neighborhood did not work properly, causing homes to flood withRead the story …

Law Professor Releases Fiction Novel

Stacey Lantagne to sign copies of 'A Dog Called Jack' March 19 at Off Square Books

OXFORD, Miss – Stacey Lantagne may specialize in the laws surrounding intellectual property, copyright and trademarks, but she also has her own literary creations. Lantagne, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is also a fiction writer. Her latest novel, “A Dog Called Jack,” was released in January. The heartwarming storyRead the story …

Law Faculty Land Leadership Roles with Professional Society

Several professors will lead sections of the Association of American Law Schools

OXFORD, Miss – Three faculty members from the University of Mississippi School of Law will serve in leadership positions this year with the Association of American Law Schools. Dean Susan Duncan was elected to the executive committee for the association’s Section on Law School Deans and is among five members on this national committee. BenRead the story …

Black Law Students Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Chapter namesake Constance Slaughter-Harvey to speak at Feb. 27 public event

OXFORD, Miss. – The Black Law Students Association at the University of Mississippi School of Law celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special program Wednesday (Feb. 27). Guest speakers include Constance Slaughter-Harvey, the chapter’s namesake and first African-American female graduate of the law school, and Erica McKinley, the university’s chief legal officer and general counsel. “This year,Read the story …

Law School Tax Clinic Prepares Returns for Oxford Residents

Service will operate twice weekly through April 9 at public library

OXFORD, Miss. – Students participating this semester in the University of Mississippi School of Law‘s tax practicum clinical program are gaining real-world experience while assisting members of the Oxford community with their taxes. Every Tuesday and Thursday through April 9, law students manage and staff an IRS-funded Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the LafayetteRead the story …

Law Registrar Wins National Award for Student Service

Eddie Upton will accept the Vanguard Award in April

OXFORD, Miss – University registrars work diligently behind the scenes to keep up with student records. From setting student schedules to helping them stay on track with graduation requirements, they are dedicated to serving students. Eddie Upton, registrar for the University of Mississippi School of Law, will be honored for his commitment next month withRead the story …