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. A student in theRead 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 …

Late Sen. Cochran’s Legacy Expanded

Donors join to build resources for scholarships and archives at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi – as well as the state and nation – lost one of its strongest voices of support with the passing of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on May 30. Thanks to alumni and friends dedicated to expanding his legacy, an endowment has been established for scholarships, educational opportunities andRead the story …

Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration

Albert Woodfox, one of the 'Angola Three,' to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 2.2 million people are imprisoned in the United States, a higher rate of incarceration than anywhere else in the industrialized world. On a state level, Mississippi is surpassed only by Oklahoma and Louisiana in the number of people it imprisons per capita, but organizers of an international conference at theRead the story …

Honoring a Professor’s Lasting Impact

Gift bolsters scholarship endowment of former law school professor 'Guff' Abbott

OXFORD, Miss. – When a law professor addresses students in the classroom, the faces of future attorneys, judges, politicians, policymakers and even world leaders could be looking back. A professor’s teaching can have a ripple effect, touching one life that, in turn, can influence thousands of others. Recently, a graduate of the University of Mississippi SchoolRead 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 …

Endowment Honors Longtime Friendship

Law school classmate establishes scholarship for Judge Glen Davidson

OXFORD, Miss. – A friendship beginning in a summer law class turned into a lifelong bond and resulted in a new scholarship at the University of Mississippi School of Law. That bond recently led Elliot H. Loden to establish the Judge Glen H. Davidson Scholarship Endowment with a gift of $100,000. The endowment recognizes theirRead the story …

Miss Mississippi Raising Organ Donation Awareness Across State

Mary Margaret Hyer, a 2018 UM graduate, represents the state for 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Mary Margaret Hyer is using the spotlight as Miss Mississippi 2019 to draw attention to her social change initiative, “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.” Hyer, a Hattiesburg native and 2018 graduate with a degree in English, plans to enroll in the UM School of Law onceRead 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 …