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 …

Human Rights Specialist Joins Law Faculty

Attorney Yvette Butler begins role as assistant professor in August

OXFORD, Miss. – A new faculty member with extensive experience in human rights work will join the University of Mississippi School of Law beginning with the fall 2020 semester. Yvette Butler, an attorney who specializes in law related to sex work and human trafficking, sexual violence and civil rights, comes to the law school as anRead the story …

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters

OXFORD, Miss. – Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during severe thunderstorms and cause asthma events. Researchers are collecting and characterizing airRead the story …

Business Law Fellowship Offers Unique Opportunities for Students

Major businesses team with school to train future leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Several of the state’s largest corporations have partnered with the University of Mississippi School of Law in supporting the Business Law Institute’s new Business Law Fellowship, which is taking the top-ranked program to a whole new level. Launched this summer, the Business Law Fellowship Program gave 10 first-year UM law students aRead the story …

‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala

OXFORD, Miss. – Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second.  The bag landed on a homemade explosive, and it went off. The next thing Mills knew, he could feel the bare boneRead the story …

Entergy Mississippi Commits Support to Law School

Strong relationship benefits corporation, students and state

OXFORD, Miss. – In the business world, Entergy Mississippi’s generous support of the University of Mississippi School of Law is called a win-win. Entergy Mississippi has provided $125,000 to establish and contribute to scholarship endowments honoring U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Robert Grenfell. Additionally, the corporation is supporting a new partnership with the school’s nationallyRead the story …

UM Enrolls Next Generation of Future Leaders Across Six Campuses

Oxford campus records its highest retention rate ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 22,273 students across its six campuses for fall 2019, based on the official census figure captured Nov. 1. UM continues to attract a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 88 countries around theRead the story …

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 …