Law School Names 2022 Class of Business Law Fellows

Fourteen first-year students selected for program that features summer program, featured speakers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has named 14 first-year law students as 2022 business law fellows. The new fellows are: Hattie Burdin, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Cassidy Dearman, Leakesville; Kennedy Gerard, Laplace, Louisiana; Madison Gray, Monticello, Arkansas; Holdon Guy, Johnson City, Tennessee; Colin Haley, Charlotte, North Carolina; Dawn Jackson, Baldwyn;Read the story …

SEC Law Schools Collaborate for Series on Future of College Athletics

Virtual panel series runs through April and is open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The 12 law schools in the Southeastern Conference are collaborating to host “A Series of Conversations on Name, Image and Likeness and the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics” throughout the academic year. Professors from each law school, as well as professionals within the athletics industry, will speak on a variety of legal topicsRead the story …

First-Year Law Students Provide Meal for Health Care Workers

Group raised $316 in just 20 minutes to help nurses and staff affected by winter weather

OXFORD, Miss. – Winter weather is common in many states, but not Mississippi. A slight wintry mix or snow can create hazardous road conditions and make it very difficult to travel. University of Mississippi first-year law student Emmy Thrower’s thoughts immediately went to health care workers in the area when snow was forecast earlier thisRead the story …

Government Law Student Association Hosts Inaugural Policy Competition

Winner Samuel Taylor Rayburn recognized by city of Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The Government Law Student Association at the University of Mississippi School of Law recently hosted its inaugural policy competition, where students demonstrated legislative writing, oral advocacy and lobbying skills. GLSA was founded last spring as space for law students interested in pursuing legal careers in government or public service. “GLSA’s policy competitionRead the story …

Law Professor Elected to American Law Institute

Farish Percy is among 24 across the nation elected this year

OXFORD, Miss. – Farish Percy, a University of Mississippi professor of law, is one of 24 newly elected members across the nation to the American Law Institute. The American Law Institute, or ALI, is a national independent organization that works to produce scholarship to improve upon and clarify the law. According to ALI’s website, the workRead the story …

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 …