Choose your ideal combination of real world experience and doctrinal training options below to define your success story at Ole Miss Law.
Student scholarship and publishing is thriving at Ole Miss Law. In 2015, over 50 law students published articles or comments. Over 20 were placed all over the country and world, including in the Gonzaga Law Review, Dartmouth Law Journal, Virginia Journal of Law and Politics, and the Brazilian Journal of International Law.
Approximately 80% of the students in each class join our clinical law firm each semester, representing clients in varied practice areas including criminal law, elder law, child advocacy, housing, civil rights, tax, and corporate law. Clinical Programs is made up of ten practice units, an Externship Program and the Pro Bono Initiative.
We offer concentrations in business law, criminal law, and remote sensing, air and space law, to allow you to even further define your road to success while still in law school.
Our first year curriculum requires only four courses in the first semester, a two week skill session followed by an innovative spring elective that allows you to choose your path in your first year. Our flexible upper level curriculum provides over 20 electives in the skill session, and an abundance of advanced electives that give you the ability to focus on your desired path.
Championship Advocacy Programs
The law school’s advocacy teams have won ten national championships in the last five years, including the World Title in the 2015 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition in Jerusalem.
In addition, Ole Miss Law has a number of added benefits that will help give you a successful law school experience.
Cool College Town
Named by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the “top 10 coolest college towns in America,” Oxford boasts attractions such as those on the Courthouse Square, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak and the annual Double Decker Arts Festival to make it the ideal combination of historic and hip. If you like the outdoors, you’ll find fishing, camping and water sports at Sardis Lake. If you enjoy attending sports events, then tailgating in the Grove can’t be beat! In fact, Sports Illustrated rated it No. 3 of 100 things to do before graduating.
With affordable tuition for Mississippi residents and nonresidents, students graduate from our law school with a lower debt load than the national average, allowing them to go into public service or other practice areas more easily. PreLawmagazine has consistently ranked us as a best value among law schools across the nation.
Designed to enhance clinical experiences for students, our law center is the only LEED-certified building in the state. It features a student lounge and courtyard, student organizations suite, group study rooms, Career Services interview rooms, Moot Court suite, café and dining room. Classrooms with advanced technology offer an outstanding learning environment for our students. The center also holds suites for our various legal clinics, the Mississippi Law Journal, and has a lecture theater seating 220 people.
Strong Alumni Networks
Our nearly 7,000 living alumni practice all over the world, providing a solid networking system for students looking for a job, a mentor or real-world experience. Noteworthy alumni include writer John Grisham, Memphis mayor A.C. Wharton, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, and assistant chief counsel for NASA-Stennis Meredith Blasingame.
We continually hear our law faculty, administration, and students are some of the friendliest around. We’re dedicated to our students’ success, and with a low student-to-faculty ratio, students have every opportunity to get the help and support they need. And, our new facility is designed specifically to encourage community interaction both among students and between students and faculty.