Law Student Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

Gerald Kucia will work in Jackson this summer to advance workers' rights causes

OXFORD, Miss. – Gerald Kucia, a second-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, will spend his summer advancing the cause of workers’ rights in Jackson through the Peggy Browning Fellowship Program. Kucia was awarded the competitive 10-week fellowship, which provides a stipend to law students interested in a career in labor lawRead the story …

The Defense Rests

UM law professor Phillip Broadhead retires after 35 years as teacher, public defender

OXFORD, Miss – Phillip Broadhead, a clinical professor in the University of Mississippi School of Law, has influenced the lives of hundreds of students and residents throughout his lifelong legal career as a public defender in Mississippi. Broadhead retires this month after serving 17 years as director of the UM Criminal Appeals Clinic. Originally fromRead the story …

Ron Rychlak Honored with Top Research Award

UM law professor renowned for his scholarship and creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – When Ron Rychlak joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1987, law giants roamed the halls of Lamar Hall, the school’s home. The faculty included Robert Weems, for whom the law school’s main auditorium is named; Guff Abbott, who went on to be president of the Mississippi Bar; GeorgeRead the story …

Following Precedent

Journey to Commencement: Twins Katherine and Michael Farese become eighth and ninth family graduates of UM School of Law

Twin siblings Katherine and Michael Farese have always been close, so it was no surprise that they wanted to continue their education together. The Ashland natives come from a long line of attorneys, so law school felt not only like a natural progression, but something they were meant to do. On Saturday (May 11), KatherineRead the story …

Student Wellness a Priority for School of Law

School signed a national wellness pledge and hosts programming throughout the year

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law not only provides students with a premier legal education, but it is also taking steps to improve the overall well-being of law students. The school recently signed on with the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge Campaign, which focuses on the improved mental health of lawRead the story …

Planned Giving Funds Law Scholarship

Estate gift to benefit students, pay tribute to Tommy Bell

OXFORD, Miss. – Students at the University of Mississippi School of Law will benefit from a new scholarship made possible by a planned gift that the late alumna Barbara Bell designated in memory of her husband, Thomas A. “Tommy” Bell. Bell’s estate gift of $546,000 establishes the Thomas A. Bell Scholarship Endowment to provide assistanceRead the story …

Law Student, Alumni Honored for Pro Bono Work

Stephanie Gobert named Outstanding Student Volunteer of the Year by Pro Bono Initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – The knowledge that attorneys carry comes with great responsibility. Many attorneys and aspiring attorneys use that knowledge to give back to clients in need through pro bono work. The Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi School of Law honored the work of students and community attorneys at its recent annualRead the story …

Court of Appeals to Convene Tuesday at Law School

Judges will hear oral arguments from Criminal Appeals Clinic and MacArthur Justice Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Court of Appeals convenes Tuesday (April 23) at the University of Mississippi School of Law to hear two oral arguments as part of its “Court on the Road” program. The arguments, scheduled for 1:30 and 3 p.m., will be heard in the law school courtroom. Both proceedings are open toRead the story …

Five School of Law Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

Leonard Blackwell II, Mary Ann Connell, Joshua Morse III, Landman Teller Jr. and A C Wharton Jr. honored

OXFORD, Miss. – Five alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Law have been recognized for their careers and support of the law school by their induction into the UM Law Alumni Hall of Fame. The 2019 class of inductees are Leonard A. Blackwell II, Mary Ann Connell, Joshua M. Morse III, Landman J.Read the story …

Law Student Lands Prestigious Internship with NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Terrence Hunter will spend the summer working in New York

OXFORD, Miss. – Terrence Hunter’s goal is to help disadvantaged African-Americans and their communities. His passion for civil rights was the driving force behind his decision to attend law school. This summer, the second-year student in the University of Mississippi School of Law will begin making his dream a reality by interning with the NAACPRead the story …