Satisfying Their Wanderlust

UM law alumnus Oliver Diaz and wife explore the world in retirement, one country at a time

OXFORD, Miss. – A law degree can open a door to so many opportunities. For Oliver Diaz, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, a storied career has led to him telling his own stories of travel. Diaz earned his degree from the law school in 1985 and later received a MasterRead the story …

First 3+3 Graduate Moves on to Law School

Participant in academic joint venture receives her business degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Mariel Spencer, of Seattle, Washington, recently made history when she completed her bachelor’s degree in general business at the University of Mississippi. What made her degree unique is that it included coursework in torts, civil procedure, legal research and writing, and constitutional law. Spencer is the first Ole Miss student to receiveRead the story …

Becoming the Change She Wished to See

Constance Slaughter-Harvey delivers Commencement address for School of Law

OXFORD, Miss. – In January 1970, Constance Slaughter-Harvey became the first black woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She was so busy helping others with her new degree, she forgot to come back to the Commencement ceremony that May. “It seems as if I filed a lawsuit a week forRead the story …

Students Help Grow University’s Commercialization Efforts

Student workers gain valuable experience while helping advance technology transfer goals

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Mississippi is a small staff covering a lot of ground. The office, part of the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is responsible for stimulating, protecting, managing and transferring intellectual property created by Ole Miss employees from campus to the private sector for commercialization. TheRead the story …

Law Student Making a Difference in Uganda

Ali Roberson is completing externship with International Justice Mission

OXFORD, Miss. – Ali Roberson knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could help others. The second-year University of Mississippi law student from Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ole Miss because she wanted to interact with others and help them solve problems. “I thought I wanted to be a counselor,Read the story …

School of Law to Host Inaugural Mississippi Education Law Conference

Sessions designed to inform educational leaders and attorneys on issues and laws

OXFORD, Miss. – A new conference designed to inform educators and attorneys about the latest laws and policies governing schools from preschool through higher education is set for June 14 at the University of Mississippi School of Law. The inaugural Mississippi Education Law Conference is aimed at educational leaders and attorneys representing institutions, school districts,Read the story …

First 3+3 Accelerated Law Student Begins UM School of Law

Jessica Simon begins her journey to a Juris Doctor this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Jessica Simon always wanted to be an advocate for people in need. To fulfill that lifelong mission, Simon will begin her studies at the University of Mississippi School of Law this summer while finishing her last year of the undergraduate 3+3 Accelerated Law program in the Department of Legal Studies. The native of Nashville,Read the story …

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 …