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 …

Satisfying Their Wanderlust

UM law alumnus Oliver Diaz and wife explore the world in retirement, one country at a time

OXFORD, Miss. – A law degree can open a door to so many opportunities. For Oliver Diaz, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, a storied career has led to him telling his own stories of travel. Diaz earned his degree from the law school in 1985 and later received a MasterRead the story …

Becoming the Change She Wished to See

Constance Slaughter-Harvey delivers Commencement address for School of Law

OXFORD, Miss. – In January 1970, Constance Slaughter-Harvey became the first black woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She was so busy helping others with her new degree, she forgot to come back to the Commencement ceremony that May. “It seems as if I filed a lawsuit a week forRead the story …

Law Student Making a Difference in Uganda

Ali Roberson is completing externship with International Justice Mission

OXFORD, Miss. – Ali Roberson knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could help others. The second-year University of Mississippi law student from Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ole Miss because she wanted to interact with others and help them solve problems. “I thought I wanted to be a counselor,Read the story …

School of Law to Host Inaugural Mississippi Education Law Conference

Sessions designed to inform educational leaders and attorneys on issues and laws

OXFORD, Miss. – A new conference designed to inform educators and attorneys about the latest laws and policies governing schools from preschool through higher education is set for June 14 at the University of Mississippi School of Law. The inaugural Mississippi Education Law Conference is aimed at educational leaders and attorneys representing institutions, school districts,Read the story …