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 …

Going Green to Lessen Stormwater Flooding

UM researchers explore use of green infrastructure locally, in Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – Cities and towns are crisscrossed and checkered by streaks and blotches of black and gray asphalt streets and concrete parking lots. When downpours – remnants of a hurricane lumbering up the East Coast, a bomb cyclone unloading on California, an afternoon thunderstorm over New Orleans – pass over, these streets and lotsRead 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 …

Oxford Science Cafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Founder Marco Cavaglia, former speakers to highlight Nov. 16 hybrid event

OXFORD, Miss. – The 10th anniversary of the Oxford Science Cafe will be observed Tuesday (Nov. 18) in a hybrid event available both in-person and virtually. Michelle Hanlon, co-director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Air and Space Law, is the presenter for the program at Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Ave., and onRead the story …

Partnering for Safer Mississippi Drinking Water

University researchers working with MSU Extension Service on water testing program

OXFORD, Miss. – A group of University of Mississippi researchers is working with the Mississippi State University Extension Service to conduct free lead-in-water testing in schools and child care facilities. The UM Lead in Drinking Water Team is assisting the extension service’s SipSafe program, a statewide effort funded through an Environmental Protection Agency grant to reduceRead the story …

HBCU Preview Day Prepares Students for Law School Application Process

Visiting undergraduates get a peek into a life of law

OXFORD, Miss. – Students from four of the state’s historically black colleges and universities recently visited the University of Mississippi School of Law to see what the school offers and introduce them to the many resources, including faculty and staff, available to assist in the law school application process. The preview day is part ofRead the story …

Steven Skultety Named Director of Declaration of Independence Center

Administrator setting short- and long-term goals for events, education and research

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi philosophy and religion professor has been named the new director of the university’s Declaration of Independence Center for the Study of American Freedom. Steven C. Skultety, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was appointed to the position July 1. Beginning this fall, the center is offeringRead 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 …

UM, Ecru Partners Working to Tell Story of M.B. Mayfield

Archival partnership helps shine light on one of university's first Black students, acclaimed folk artist

OXFORD, Miss. – Tucked away in a broom closet within a University of Mississippi classroom, M.B. Mayfield earned a fine arts education in the 1950s the only way he could at the time. A folk artist, the Ecru native was not able to register at UM because he was barred by the state’s Jim CrowRead the story …

Gift Honors Family’s Legacy of Practicing Law

UM alumnus Doug Wright gives back to law school, creates scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Wanting a way to mark the 30th anniversary of his graduation from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Tupelo resident Doug Wright decided to make a gift that honors his father and grandfather, both Ole Miss law alumni. The Wright Family Scholarship in Law Endowment represents not only Wright, a 1989Read the story …