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 …

30th Annual PILF Auction to Benefit Public Interest Work

Tickets for the Mardi Gras Masquerade benefit event available to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The Public Interest Law Foundation at the University of Mississippi School of Law is bringing Mardi Gras to Oxford this month for the 2019 PILF silent and live auction. The Mardi Gras Masquerade black-tie event is set for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Jackson Avenue Center. Guests will enjoy food andRead the story …

School of Law Expands Air and Space Law Program

School unveils new certificate program for non-lawyer professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – The program in air and space law at the University of Mississippi School of Law is launching a new graduate certificate program for nonlawyer professionals. The Graduate Certificate in Air and Space Law is designed for individuals who are not lawyers but want to gain knowledge of legal, policy and regulatory issuesRead the story …

Law Professor Assists Mississippi’s Sentencing Disparity Task Force

Phillip Broadhead presented data for task force, legislators to review while considering reforms

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to establish uniform justice in criminal cases, the Sentencing Disparity Task Force, authorized by the 2018 session of the Mississippi Legislature, is working to determine whether some judges sentence some criminals more harshly than others. Phillip Broadhead, a University of Mississippi professor of law and director of the CriminalRead the story …

School of Law Hosts MLK Commemoration Events

Activities include lectures, discussion, film screening

OXFORD, Miss. – Few people have had more impact on America’s culture and political landscape than civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the next week, the University of Mississippi School of Law will host several events to commemorate King’s life, legacy and fight for civil rights and examine how we can moveRead the story …

Congressman Partners with University for Space Law Extern Program

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo will accept one Ole Miss student each term

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law and the office of U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) have established an externship program to help Mississippi and the United States train and educate a generation of lawyers prepared to address the complex demands of a space economy. The partnership will promote the exploration andRead the story …

Lengthy Pretrial Incarceration Continues in Mississippi Jails

Database creators urge Legislature to establish uniform system of reporting lockup data

OXFORD, Miss. – The vast majority of the 5,534 men and women detained in local Mississippi jails are not serving sentences for criminal convictions but instead are awaiting their day in court to face charges, and nearly half the detainees have been in jail for more than 90 days. Those are among the findings madeRead the story …

UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend

Crawford Moore's interest is on issues surrounding air and space law

OXFORD, Miss. – Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law to make a difference in his home state and country, but also the world – and beyond. The second-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law earned a NASA Space Law Network grant to attend the International Law Weekend conference and learn fromRead the story …

Law Students to Deliver Oral Argument for Criminal Case

Team will present evidence on behalf of appellant Nov. 13 before Mississippi Court of Appeals

OXFORD, Miss. – In 2013, a Mississippi man was convicted of drug possession, but the Mississippi Court of Appeals reversed and rendered that conviction three years later. After a nearly five-year delay in bringing the defendant to trial on another pending indictment, a Harrison County judge ruled the second case could proceed to trial, despiteRead the story …

Associate Law Dean Honored with Diversity Award

Sandra Cox-McCarty recognized for work with CLEO's pre-law institute

OXFORD, Miss. – Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives in the University of Mississippi School of Law, has been honored nationally for her equality and diversity initiatives in legal education. Cox-McCarty is among 30 individual recipients of Education, Diversity and Greater Equality, or EDGE, awards by the Council of Legal Education Opportunity.Read the story …