UM Law Pro Bono Initiative Receives Statewide Award

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project honors effort to train law students, assist real-world clients

OXFORD, Miss. – The Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi School of Law is a recipient of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 Pro Bono Award. “I am appreciative to MVLP for recognizing the valuable contribution the Pro Bono Initiative has made to serving our low-income population,” said Judge Jacqueline Mask, of Tupelo,Read the story …

Researchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Interdisciplinary team partners with communities to raise awareness of lead risks

OXFORD, Miss. – Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, a group of University of Mississippi professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to work with communities in addressing water quality challenges. Most Mississippians receive their drinking water from a network of more than 1,100 public water systems. The smaller systems serveRead the story …

Alumnus, Wife Launch Nonprofit to Aid Mississippi Small Businesses

Brian and Marie Sanderson create Mississippi 30 Fund to assist companies affected by COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi alumnus and his wife – who met during Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts – are continuing to help the state’s small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian and Marie Sanderson, of Ocean Springs, have launched the Mississippi 30 Day Fund. Small businesses in Mississippi can apply for as muchRead the story …

Law Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Industry Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban earned degree in air and space law from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. Airport Business Magazine recently named the University of Mississippi alumna to the 2019 Airport Business TopRead the story …

Space Law Center Hosts Webinar on Race

Session to explore how space exploration can further causes of equality and social justice

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Air and Space Law, part of the University of Mississippi School of Law, is hosting a free online discussion of “Race in Space: A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights” on Thursday (June 18). Set for 10 to 11:15 a.m., the webinar will feature experts discussing race from differentRead the story …

Two UM Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Arunachalam Rajendran and Ron Rychlak honored for research, teaching excellence, service

OXFORD, Miss. – An engineering professor and a law professor are the two newest Distinguished Professors appointed by the University of Mississippi. The two honorees are Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, and Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government. The Distinguished Professor appointment is an honorific titleRead the story …

Fulfilling Dreams for Legal Education

Medgar Evers Scholarship Endowment continues to build

OXFORD, Miss. – When law professor John Robin Bradley established the Medgar Evers Scholarship Endowment at the University of Mississippi a decade ago, his goal was to help future Mississippi leaders in justice find more open doors than Evers did. Bradley and his wife, Laura, recently committed another $100,000 to continue building the endowment forRead the story …

Law School’s Innocence Project Receives Private Gifts

Donors support defense litigation in high-profile Mississippi murder case

OXFORD, Miss. – Recent gifts to the University of Mississippi School of Law could prove to be instrumental in sparing a man’s life. Vital Projects at Proteus, a donor-advised fund, has made a $50,000 gift to the law school’s George C. Cochran Innocence Project to be used in the ongoing defense of Curtis Flowers, aRead 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 …

Engaging Industry with Higher Education

UM seeks to increase partnerships with new council, director

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s new Industry Engagement Council is poised to maximize relationships between the university and private industry, creating strategic alliances that are beneficial to both. “Industry can tap into the knowledge base of our faculty while in turn providing opportunities for our students and graduates, who will ultimately put theirRead the story …