Law Graduate Receives National Student Leadership Award

Julio Cazares recognized by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

OXFORD, Miss. – The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association has recognized Julio Cazares, a 2021 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, with its Student Leadership Award. The award is the organization’s highest honor for law students, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated leadership at their institutions and in their communities, specifically for LGBTQ+ equality. “As a first-generation, gay,Read the story …

Two UM Law Students Land Steiger Fellowship

Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are spending their summer in state attorney general offices

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi law students are spending their summer in state attorney general offices as part of the prestigious Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Program. Second-year law students Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are among some 30-40 students nationally selected for the program, which is in its 17th year. Lowry is completingRead the story …

Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to Convene at UM Law School

Federal court will hear more than a dozen oral arguments from legal representatives March 2-5

OXFORD, Miss. – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear more than a dozen cases when it convenes March 2-5 at the University of Mississippi School of Law. A panel of three judges will hear oral arguments delivered by legal representatives for each case. The Fifth Circuit Court of AppealsRead the story …

Human Rights Specialist Joins Law Faculty

Attorney Yvette Butler begins role as assistant professor in August

OXFORD, Miss. – A new faculty member with extensive experience in human rights work will join the University of Mississippi School of Law beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Yvette Butler, an attorney who specializes in law related to sex work and human trafficking, sexual violence and civil rights, comes to the law school as anRead the story …

National Sea Grant Law Center Launches Shellfish Aquaculture Podcast

Series produced at UM School of Law tackles 'who, what, where and why' of industry

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law has launched a shellfish aquaculture podcast. The eight-episode “Law on the Half Shell” podcast is part of a National Sea Grant College Program-funded collaboration to examine impediments to shellfish aquaculture across the United States. Kerrigan Herret, a studentRead the story …

UM Named Best Regional Law School for Black Students

Designation comes in guide published by Lawyers of Color

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has been named a Best Regional Law School for Black Students in the third edition of the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms, published by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Lawyers of Color. “Because studies have shown African Americans have different legal career trajectories than theirRead the story …

National Sea Grant Law Center Awarded Grants for Aquaculture Projects

NOAA awards UM center $310,000 to research and develop legal solutions for industry challenges

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law will advance the sustainability of aquaculture, thanks to recent grants of more than $300,000. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $16 million in grants for 42 projects nationwide through the National Sea Grant Program. The NSGLC receivedRead the story …

UM Law, Business Schools Launch Joint Degree Program

Students can complete both a J.D. and an MBA in three years

OXFORD, Miss. – For graduates with expertise in both law and business, there’s almost no limit on career choices. The University of Mississippi is offering an opportunity for students to be at the cutting edge of law and business with interdisciplinary skills fit for the modern economy. The university’s School of Law and the SchoolRead the story …

Law Alumna Helps Put Family First Initiative into Action

Kimberly Russell works with Mississippi Supreme Court justice to provide resources to families

OXFORD, Miss. – In Mississippi, nearly 5,000 children are in foster care and of those, 82 percent were brought into custody of Child Protection Services because of neglect. Each year, thousands of children are removed from their family homes, mostly due to poverty, drug addiction or untreated mental illness. Mississippi’s Family First Initiative of theRead the story …

Inaugural Education Law Conference Informs Nearly 100 Participants

Free speech and Mississippi charter schools among the topics discussed

OXFORD, Miss. – Conversations about Mississippi charter schools and free speech on campuses were among the highlights of the Mississippi Education Law Conference earlier this month at the University of Mississippi. Nearly 100 educators and attorneys attended the inaugural conference to learn about laws and policies related to issues facing schools from preschool through higherRead the story …