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 …

Two UM Law Students Land Steiger Fellowship

Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are spending their summer in state attorney general offices

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi law students are spending their summer in state attorney general offices as part of the prestigious Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Program. Second-year law students Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are among some 30-40 students nationally selected for the program, which is in its 17th year. Lowry is completingRead the story …

Raising the Bar

Dean Susan Duncan's gift supports School of Law Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi law student Ethan Booker, of Oxford, is spending his summer working with the Queens District Attorney’s Office-Homicide Unit in New York, an opportunity made possible by support from the School of Law‘s faculty, staff and dean. “The best thing the Ole Miss law school provides its students is anRead the story …

School of Law Announces 2021 Business Law Fellows

Fellowship allows students to spend summer in nation’s leading companies

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has selected nine students to participate in the 2021 Business Law Fellowship program. This year’s business law fellows are Carter Babaz, Chandler Coleman, Le’Ronda Gates, Daniel Ginn, Zach Ishee, Teresa Jones, Tanya McGill, Margaret Pitts and Garner Vance. The program allows first-year law students whoRead the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …

Generous Donations Smash Record During Ole Miss Giving Day 2021

University family gives $2.485 million to soar past fundraising goals

OXFORD, Miss. – When the last online donation was made this week for Giving Day 2021, University of Mississippi faithful had shattered the fundraising record for the annual event. This year, Ole Miss alumni, students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff contributed 1,575 gifts (1,328 unique donors), totaling more than $2.485 million – gifts dedicatedRead the story …

Putting Innovation in Motion

New UM webinar series to offer information on available entrepreneurship assistance

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is looking to spark innovation and business growth among faculty, staff and students through a series of brief webinars about entrepreneurial resources available to them on campus and elsewhere. Presented by the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Spark Series includes free 45-minute webinars on entrepreneurialRead the story …

Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM's role in success

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with the awesome responsibility of upholding the nation’s laws. Judge Cory T. Wilson, of Flora, is serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Judge Kristi H.Read the story …