Student Learns Law, Language During Summer Internship

Savannah Whitmore is first Ole Miss student to participate in German American Exchange program

OXFORD, Miss. – Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even life-changing, because of its location. The third-year law student at the University of Mississippi spent her summer in Germany working for Meissner Bolte, an intellectual propertyRead the story …

Law School to Host Screening of ‘You Asked for the Facts’

Documentary examines Robert F. Kennedy's visit to the university

OXFORD, Miss. – In conjunction with the week of events marking 60 years of integration at the University of Mississippi, the School of Law will host a screening of the PBS syndicated documentary film “You Asked for the Facts: Robert Kennedy at the University of Mississippi” on Monday (Sept. 26). The film chronicles U.S. Sen.Read the story …

Law School Recognized for Student Wellness Program

Judges cite school multidimensional wellness efforts that span 'bodies, minds and souls'

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s no secret that the study and practice of law is difficult and stressful. In a 2021 study, 69% of responding students from 39 law schools reported needing help for emotional or mental health problems within the last year. The same study indicated that a third of students had been diagnosed withRead the story …

Slaughter-Harvey Named Law Alumnus of the Year

Trailblazing attorney and judge continues to mentor students and alumni

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Constance Slaughter-Harvey has been named the School of Law‘s Alumna of the Year, becoming the first African American female to receive the award. She accepted the award July 15 at the Ole Miss Alumni Association luncheon during the Mississippi Bar‘s annual meeting in Sandestin, Florida. The award hasRead the story …

Department of Economics Has the Goods on Innovation

New emphasis helps students apply economic analysis to legal issues

OXFORD, Miss. – What is the aggregate cost of crime in the United States? Should banks be allowed to benefit from credit checks? Does it hurt public safety if police officers are expected to spend substantial time raising revenue by issuing tickets? These are just a few of the questions that stand at the intersectionRead the story …

Sharing Their Vision for the Future

Webbs’ estate gift will support students in law, education, medicine

OXFORD, Miss. – An estate gift to the University of Mississippi will ultimately provide scholarships for students in the schools of Law, Education and Medicine. The gift’s benefactors are the late Taylor Webb, a 1950 graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, and his wife Sue Webb, of Leland. “My husband and I neverRead the story …

Gift to Law School Expands Family Legacy

Alumnus Helene Thompson hopes donation can help enhance classes and bring in experts

OXFORD, Miss. – For Helene Thompson and those close to her, the University of Mississippi‘s School of Law has become something of a familial rite of passage. Thompson, a 1968 graduate of the school, has established the Thompson Family Law Endowment, with an initial gift of $100,000. She and her late husband, Luther Thompson, metRead the story …

Krucks Family Gift Funds Scholarships for Law Students

Gift reflects late graduate's love for school

OXFORD, Miss. – A new scholarship in the University of Mississippi School of Law stands as a testament to the experiences its namesake enjoyed at Ole Miss. Established with a gift of $150,000, the William N. Krucks and Family Law Scholarship Fund will help support selected UM students seeking their Juris Doctor degrees. “What IRead the story …

Law School Names 2022 Class of Business Law Fellows

Fourteen first-year students selected for program that features summer program, featured speakers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has named 14 first-year law students as 2022 business law fellows. The new fellows are: Hattie Burdin, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Cassidy Dearman, Leakesville; Kennedy Gerard, Laplace, Louisiana; Madison Gray, Monticello, Arkansas; Holdon Guy, Johnson City, Tennessee; Colin Haley, Charlotte, North Carolina; Dawn Jackson, Baldwyn;Read the story …

Diversity Innovator Award Recipients for 2022 Announced

Faculty given recognition, grant for service to create more equitable campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi faculty members are being recognized for their efforts to make diversity, equity and inclusion a part of their work. The recipients of this year’s UM Diversity Innovator Award are Larry Pittman, professor of law and the Leonard B. Melvin Jr. Lecturer in Law; Nikki Reinemann, assistant professor ofRead the story …