Law Professor to Lead National Academic Organization

Ron Rychlak will serve as president of SEALS for the upcoming year

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi law professor will lead an organization representing more than 100 institutions as head of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools for the coming academic year. Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government, will serve as president of SEALS for 2018-19. “It’sRead the story …

Law Student Carries on Legacy of Admired Attorney

Nathaniel Snyder named first recipient of Edmonson scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Richard Edmonson lost his life to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 2015, but his memory is forever linked to the University of Mississippi. Nathaniel Snyder of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the first recipient of a UM scholarship established to pay tribute to Edmonson. Snyder, who graduated from Ole Miss withRead the story …

University Appoints Erica McKinley as General Counsel

Respected attorney brings 20 years of experience in private and public sectors

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has appointed Erica McKinley as general counsel. McKinley, former chief operating officer for the National Basketball Players Association, is an attorney with nearly 20 years of global legal experience in the private and public sector. As general counsel, McKinley will serve as the university’s chief legal officer. SheRead the story …

Duffs Honor Late Father with Major Gift

Contribution supports Ole Miss' inaugural Flagship Constellations

OXFORD, Miss. – The youngest of five children and the first in his family to pursue higher education, Ernest Duff left his small home town of Columbia to attend the University of Mississippi, where “his eyes were opened and his mind enlarged.” Duff became a widely respected attorney, visionary, entrepreneur and community leader who alwaysRead the story …

UM Graduate Programs Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Business school finishes No. 53 among public institutions

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi offers 14 graduate programs ranked in the Top 100 among public institutions. Seven programs joined the ranks of the Top 100 in the recent 2019 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, adding to seven other UM graduate programs that were previously ranked. UM graduateRead the story …

Law Class of 2018 Presents School with Class Gift

Officials hope donation becomes annual tradition

OXFORD, Miss. – The Class of 2018 at the University of Mississippi School of Law has presented a class gift to the law school, setting the stage for a new tradition. Students collectively decided that their gift would honor Dean Joshua M. Morse III (LLB ’48), who challenged segregation in the 1960s. “This was basedRead the story …

Law Alumna and Adjunct Professor to Clerk on U.S. Supreme Court

Tobi Young hopes to apply her real-world legal experience while clerking for Justice Neil Gorsuch

OXFORD, Miss. – Tobi Young, a 2003 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and an adjunct professor, has been selected as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch. Young, who graduated with high honors, will serve during the court’s 2018-19 term. “The law school is so excited for Tobi, whoRead the story …

UM Issues a Firm Challenge

Law school challenges firms to support university

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law is challenging 20 Mississippi firms to show their support for education by achieving 100 percent giving participation from their attorneys who are Ole Miss alumni. Recently, Adams and Reese LLP of Jackson became the first firm to reach 100 percent giving to the 2018 UMRead the story …

Law Journal to Publish Special Issue Focused on State’s Legal History

Edition set to come out in April with articles focusing on people who helped shape state law

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Law Journal is putting together a special issue featuring several works focused on Mississippi legal history, including articles written by Antonia Eliason, a University of Mississippi law professor, U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills and former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James L. Robertson. “We are very excited to be publishingRead the story …

Spark Series Covers Starting an Online Business

Free event is Tuesday at Jackson Avenue Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The process seems simple: Launch a business online; make money. Except the process is not that straightforward, and the next Spark Series at the University of Mississippi covers what business owners need to consider before starting their online ventures, including avoiding pitfalls, digitally marketing their businesses smarter and more. “Questions You Should Ask BeforeRead the story …