The University of Mississippi School of Law has several nationally recognized centers which provide practical experience and academic training for our law students, as well as educational opportunities and research for the legal community. Below you will find information on our three centers:
National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law (NCJRL)
The NCJRL focuses on issues relating to the criminal justice system and receives funding from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs. Its purpose is to promote “justice”, which appeals to basic notions of equality, equity, and fairness, and the “rule of law,” which refers to the requirement that certain procedures and principles must be followed in each case to reach a correct result. Neither concept is sufficient; both must be utilized to ensure that the criminal justice system fulfills its function in society. The Center implements its mission through projects, conferences, educational programs, and publications that examine important criminal law and procedure issues.
National Center for Remote Sensing, Air,and Space Law (NCRSASL)
Founded in 1999, the NCRSASL is a reliable source for creating, gathering, and disseminating objective and timely remote sensing, space and aviation legal research materials.
The Center serves the public good and the remote sensing and aerospace industry by addressing and conducting research, education and outreach activities related to the legal aspects of applying remote sensing, air, and space technologies to human activities.
The Center regularly engages in and sponsors a variety of activities in the fields of remote sensing and geospatial technology law as well as domestic and international space and aviation law.
National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC)
The NSGLC is the only national center dedicated to providing legal extension and outreach services to coastal communities. It is funded by the National Sea Grant College Program, and is a nationwide network (administered through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) of 32 university-based programs that work with coastal communities to address today’s marine environmental problems. The Law Center has been providing legal research, education, and outreach to the Sea Grant College Program since 2002.
In addition to organizing continuing legal education events and other training, center attorneys and law student research assistants provide universities and federal, state and local governments with legal research assistance on a wide variety of ocean and coastal issues, including public access, fisheries management, water pollution, invasive species and hazards. Center attorneys also train law students in the field of ocean and coastal law.