An Explorer at Heart, International Student Blazes Unique Path

Elena Bauer embraces expansive opportunities to benefit communities and develop well-rounded skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Elena Bauer never imagined she would live in Mississippi. A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., she spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the states while her parents – Haitian-American and German – pursued careers in academia. The second-year student in the University of Mississippi School ofRead the story …

Law Professor Assists Mississippi’s Sentencing Disparity Task Force

Phillip Broadhead presented data for task force, legislators to review while considering reforms

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to establish uniform justice in criminal cases, the Sentencing Disparity Task Force, authorized by the 2018 session of the Mississippi Legislature, is working to determine whether some judges sentence some criminals more harshly than others. Phillip Broadhead, a University of Mississippi professor of law and director of the CriminalRead the story …

School of Law Hosts MLK Commemoration Events

Activities include lectures, discussion, film screening

OXFORD, Miss. – Few people have had more impact on America’s culture and political landscape than civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the next week, the University of Mississippi School of Law will host several events to commemorate King’s life, legacy and fight for civil rights and examine how we can moveRead the story …

Lengthy Pretrial Incarceration Continues in Mississippi Jails

Database creators urge Legislature to establish uniform system of reporting lockup data

OXFORD, Miss. – The vast majority of the 5,534 men and women detained in local Mississippi jails are not serving sentences for criminal convictions but instead are awaiting their day in court to face charges, and nearly half the detainees have been in jail for more than 90 days. Those are among the findings madeRead the story …

Law School to Host Tribute to Sen. Thad Cochran

Contributions will benefit Mississippi students pursuing legal education

OXFORD, Miss. – Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has left a lasting legacy on the University of Mississippi, as well as the state and nation. To honor his many contributions to the state, the UM School of Law is hosting a Nov. 11 tribute to the longtime political leader and public servant. The event willRead the story …

School of Law Introduces Living-Learning Community

Freshmen get a glimpse of legal education through program

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten freshmen at the University of Mississippi will begin their legal education early through the School of Law Living-Learning Community. This is the inaugural year of the program, which will take these young students interested in attending law school after graduation and introduce them to the law. The program will provide opportunitiesRead the story …

Assistant Law Dean to Lead National Student Affairs Organization

Macey Edmondson named president-elect of NALSAP for the 2019-20 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – Macey Edmondson, assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Mississippi School of Law, has been named president-elect of the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals. She will serve as president for the 2019-20 academic year. NALSAP is an organization for professionals who provide support to law students. The organizationRead the story …

Symposium on Opioid Crisis Brings Law and Pharmacy Together

UM students from both schools learn about interprofessional approach to challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 115 people die each day in the United States from opioid overdoses, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. These statistics constitute a crisis, and the University of Mississippi schools of Law and Pharmacy are working together to combat that crisis in an interdisciplinary manner. Last week, the schoolsRead the story …

McLean Institute Grant Award to Fund Community Engagement

Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts

OXFORD, Miss – A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi communities. The McLean Institute welcomes a new group of outstanding students from around the globe thisRead the story …

UM Law Graduates Pass Mississippi Bar Exam Well Above State Average

More than 73 percent of first-time takers passed the state test

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduates of the University of Mississippi School of Law who were first-time takers of the Mississippi Bar Examination passed at a rate of 73.7 percent for the July 2018 cycle, substantially higher than the state’s average of 58.8 percent for graduates taking the bar exam for the first time. The overall stateRead the story …