The Law Alumni Chapter is the organization that represents all graduates of The University of Mississippi School of Law. The Law Alumni Chapter sponsors the annual Law Weekend, the Law Alumni Hall of Fame, the UM Law Alumni Luncheon at the Mississippi Bar’s Annual Meeting and various other alumni gatherings throughout the year. If you would like to be involved with the School of Law, please contact Scott Thompson, law alumni secretary, at or call (662) 915-1878.

View photos taken at past events sponsored by the Law Alumni Chapter at the Alumni Event Photos Page.


Wesla Sullivan Leech – President
Thomas E. Vaughn – President-Elect
Scott Thompson – Executive Secretary

Board of Directors

Robert R. Bailess
Lewis W. Bell
Terry L. Caves
Carl J. Chaney
Edward P. “Ted” Connell, Jr.
John C. Cox
G. Gerald Cruthird
John Festervand
I. Richard Gershon
Julie J. Gresham
Lawrence E. Hahn
Lauren R. Hillery
David M. Ishee
Helen H. Kenwright
Vicki R. Leggett
Randy G. Long
Catoria “Torri” Parker Martin
John M. McCullouch
Floyd M. Melton III
Colette A. Oldmixon
Scott W. Pedigo
Thomas W. “Trea” Southerland III
Nancy E. Steen
Aleita Sullivan Fitch
Scott Thompson
William C. Trotter III
John E. Wade, Jr.

Law Alumni Chapter Past Presidents

Floyd M. Melton III, Greenwood, MS 2013-2014
Colette A. Oldmixon, Poplarville, MS • 2012-13
Robert R. Bailess, Vicksburg, MS • 2011-12
William C. Trotter III, Belzoni, MS • 2010-11
Aleita M. Sullivan, Mendenhall, MS • 2009-10
William T. May, Meridian, Miss. • 2008-09
Al Povall, Jr., Oxford, Miss. • 2007-08
Robert Jackson, Sr., Hattiesburg, Miss. • 2006-07
Walker W. “Bill” Jones, Jackson, Miss. • 2005-06
Marjorie T. Matlock, Oxford, Miss. • 2004-05
David O. McCormick, Pascagoula, Miss. • 2003-04
C. York Craig, Jr., Jackson, Miss. • 2002-03
Richard G. Noble, Indianola, Miss. • 2001-02
H. A. Moore III, Hattiesburg, Miss. • 2000-01
John A. Crawford, Jackson, Miss. • 1999-2000
E. Josh Bogen, Jr., Oxford, Miss. • 1998-99
Billie J. Graham, Laurel, Miss. • 1997-98
Robert B. Prather, Columbus, Miss. (president-elect; deceased) • 1997
Raymond L. Brown, Pascagoula, Miss. • 1996-97
John M. McCullouch, Jackson, Miss. • 1995-96
D. Briggs Smith, Jr., Batesville, Miss. • 1994-95
Landman J. Teller, Jr., Vicksburg, Miss. • 1993-94
Donnie D. Riley, Gulfport, Miss. • 1992-93
Guy W. Mitchell, III, Tupelo, Miss. • 1991-92
Jay A. Travis, III, Jackson, Miss. • 1990-91
Brooke Ferris, III, Laurel, Miss. • 1989-90
Roy C. Williams, Pascagoula, Miss. • 1988-89
George P. Cossar, Jr., Charleston, Miss. • 1987-88
William J. Gunn, Jr., Meridian, Miss.(deceased) • 1986-87
Roger M. Flynt, Jr., Oxford, Miss. • 1985-86
Ray M. Stewart, formerly of Picayune, Miss. (deceased) • 1984-85
Edward P. Connell, Clarksdale, Miss.(deceased) • 1983-84
Pat H. Scanlon, Jackson, Miss. • 1982-83
James F. McKenzie, Hattiesburg, Miss. • 1981-82
Robert W. Elliott, Ripley, Miss. • 1980-81
Herman E. Taylor, Memphis, Tenn. (deceased) • 1979-80
C. Eugene McRoberts, Jr., Jackson, Miss. • 1978-79
Carl A Megehee, Pascagoula, Miss. • 1977-78
Lester F. Sumners, New Albany, Miss. (deceased) • 1976-77
W. Emmett Marston, Memphis, Tenn.(deceased) • 1975-76
James T. Singley, formerly of Meridian, Miss. (deceased) • 1974-75
Sherman L. Muths, Jr., Gulfport, Miss. • 1973-74
Ernest W. Graves, Laurel, Miss. (deceased) • 1972-73
N.S. Sweat, Jr., Corinth, Miss. (deceased) • 1971-72
Edward J. Bogen, Sr., formerly of Greenville, Miss. (deceased) • 1970-71
George P. Hewes III, Jackson, Miss. (deceased) • 1969-70
Charles D. Fair, formerly of Louisville, Miss. (deceased) • 1968-69
James N. Ogden, formerly of Mobile, Ala. (deceased) • 1967-68
Chester H. Curtis, Clarksdale, Miss. (deceased) • 1966-67
William F. Winter, Jackson, Miss. • 1965-66
Hugh N. Clayton, New Albany, Miss. (deceased) • 1964-65
Forrest G. Cooper, formerly of Indianola, Miss. (deceased) • 1963-64
Gaston H. Hewes, formerly of Gulfport, Miss. (deceased) • 1962-63
Joe H. Daniel, Jackson, Miss. (deceased) • 1961-62
Curtis M. Swango, Jr., formerly of Sardis, Miss. (deceased) • 1960-61
Hugh V. Wall, formerly of Brookhaven, Miss. (deceased) • 1959-60
Stokes V. Robertson, Sr., formerly of Jackson, Miss. (deceased) • 1958-59