The School of Law is grateful for the generosity of our donors, alumni and friends.  Thanks to their devoted support, we offer the following scholarships and academic awards, and the following endowments for programmatic support.


New Scholarships, Awards and Endowments

The following have been established in honor of Professors John R. Bradley and Bob Weems:

  • JOHN ROBIN BRADLEY AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING GRADUATE
  • JOHN ROBIN BRADLEY LECTURESHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN FIRST-YEAR TEACHING
  • ROBERT WEEMS LECTURESHIP FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING
  • NAMING OF THE ROBERT WEEMS AUDITORIUM-ROOM 1078

To contribute to the award or lectureships, a check may be made payable to the University of Mississippi Foundation:

The University of Mississippi Foundation
P.O. Box 249
University, MS 38677

You may also make a gift on our Foundation’s webpage

-Select “Make a gift online via Credit Card or Bank Draft”;

-Under Step 1, select “Schools”, then select “Law School” from the drop down menu;

-Under “Special Instructions Regarding Your Gift”, please specify which award (John R. Bradley Award for the Outstanding Graduate, John R. Bradley Lectureship for Excellence in First-Year Teaching, or the Robert Weems Lectureship for Outstanding Teaching) you would like to contribute to.


A scholarship fund has been established following the passing of longtime Professor Richard Barnes.  If you would like to make a gift, please refer to the following information:

THE RICHARD L. BARNES SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW FUND

A check may be made payable to the University of Mississippi Foundation, for the Richard L. Barnes Memorial Scholarship in Law Fund.

The University of Mississippi Foundation
P.O. Box 249
University, MS 38677

You may also make a memorial gift on our Foundation’s webpage

-Select “Make a gift online via Credit Card or Bank Draft”;

-Under Step 1, select “Schools”, then select “Law School” from the drop down menu;

-Under “Special Instructions Regarding Your Gift”, please note that your gift is for the Richard L. Barnes Memorial Scholarship in Law Fund.

Scholarships

The School of Law is deeply indebted to those individuals and firms who have made the following scholarships available to its students.

Scholarships for Entering Law Students

GUTHRIE T. ABBOTT SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends of Professor Guff Abbott upon the occasion of his retirement from The University of Mississippi School of Law.

JAMES  ARDEN BARNETT  MEMORIAL  SCHOLARSHIP  IN  LAW  ENDOWMENT • Established by family and friends of the late James Arden Barnett, a chancery court judge in Jackson at the time of his death; awarded to an entering law student  as an academic scholarship.

JEAN AND JOHN M. BEE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bee; may be awarded to a deserving entering or upper-class law student.

BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., LEGAL DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by BellSouth Telecommunications Inc.’s Legal Department; awarded to deserving entering or currently enrolled law students.

BRADLEY ARANT ROSE & WHITE  LLP/WILLIAM WINTER INSTITUTE  FOR RACIAL RECONCILIATION  SCHOLARSHIP  IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established  in 2005 as an academic scholarship and awarded to an entering law student with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. Completion of an essay and demonstrated interest in racial reconciliation are two additional requirements of this scholarship. Recipients will serve in an internship program with the Winter Institute each year.

RAYMOND L. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established by friends and colleagues of Pascagoula attorney Raymond L. Brown as a three-year academic scholarship to be awarded to an entering law student  as selected by the scholarship committee.

EDMUND L. BRUNINI, SR., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Jackson, Mississippi, firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower, and Hewes to honor the late Edmund L. Brunini, Sr., a founding partner of the firm; awarded to an entering or upper-class law student.

BRYANT, CLARK, DUKES, BLAKESLEE, RAMSAY, AND HAMMOND SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Gulfport/Hattiesburg law firm to honor the late Mr. Rae Bryant, founding partner of the firm; awarded triennially to an entering law student.

CARY E. BUFKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Full-time law students at the University of Mississippi School of Law who exhibit strong scholastic ability.

BUTLER, SNOW, O’MARA, STEVENS & CANNADA, PLLC, SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 2000 by the law firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, and awarded to an entering student for three years on the basis of merit.

K. HAYES CALLICUTT  SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Jackson law firm of Shell, Buford, Bufkin, Callicutt, and Perry to honor senior partner K. Hayes Callicutt and awarded annually to an entering law student.

CAPITAL AREA BAR ASSOCIATION MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW HONORING REUBEN V. ANDERSON ENDOWMENT • Awarded to an entering, full-time student, who is a Mississippi resident and attended grades 10-12 in Mississippi, and who contributes to diversity in the Law School.

NATIE CARAWAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the law firm of Wise Carter Child & Caraway of Jackson, Mississippi, in honor of the late senior partner Natie Caraway; awarded to entering Mississippi resident and selected by the firm.

CARROLL, WARREN & PARKER SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW – Established by the law firm of Carroll, Warren & Parker PLLC, to support deserving students who are Mississippi residents.

CHRISTOPHER P. CHARLTON  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by friends and relatives of the late Christopher P. Charlton, a 1981 law graduate; awarded  as a three-year scholarship to an entering law student.

CLASS OF 1960 SCHOLARSHIP • Established  in 2000 by the members of the Law Class of 1960; academic scholarship awarded to entering student for three years.

GEORGE C. COCHRAN SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2004 by an anonymous donor to honor long-time School of Law Professor George C. Cochran and awarded every three years to an entering law student.

J.P. COLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in memory of the late J.P. Coleman, who served as governor of Mississippi and as judge for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; awarded to an entering student for three years.

WILLIS AND ED CONNELL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Awarded to first year law students from Coahoma County.

CHARLES  E. CULPEPER FOUNDATION, INC., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Inc.; awarded to deserving entering minority law students.

OVERTON AND LAVONA CURRIE ENDOWMENT • Established by Mr. And Mrs. Overton Currie of Atlanta; awarded to an entering law student for three years.

THE DEWEES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT •Awarded to a full-time law student who did not otherwise qualify for financial aid and who is dedicated, hardworking and maintains a G.P.A. between 2.0 and 3.0.

LESTER ROBERT DUNHAM, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2005 as a gift from the estate of Mr. Lester R. Dunham, who named the scholarship in memory of his son, Lester Robert Dunham, Jr., a 1974 graduate of the law school; awarded annually to a nonresident based on need and merit.

ELLEN EASON GOLDMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Awarded to an entering, full time law student as selected by the Law School Scholarship Committee. Selection criteria will be academic achievement and/ or need.

JAMES OLIVER EASTLAND SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established to pay tribute to Senator Eastland for his many years of outstanding service to the state of Mississippi and the United States; awarded annually to entering law students who are Mississippi residents and who have demonstrated superior academic ability, good moral character, and motivation for the study and practice of law.

EATON AND COTTRELL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Gulfport law firm to memorialize founding law partners David Cottrell, Jr., and James S. Eaton; awarded to an entering student for three years.

JUDGE JOHN E. ELLIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the family of the late Judge Ellis and awarded to an entering law student who is a Mississippi resident with demonstrated superior academic ability, good moral character, and a high motivation for the study and practice of law.

MEDGAR EVERS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Created to help the school attract high-achieving and promising students who also strengthen diversity at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

FITCH FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established to honor William  O. Fitch of Holly Springs; awarded for three years to an entering student who is a resident of Mississippi with academic achievement and/or need as criteria.

VICTOR ISREAL FLEITAS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Entering full-time law students who are residents of: (1) First priority: Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties, Florida; (2) Second Priority: Lee County, Mississippi; (3) Third Priority: Pontotoc, Itawamba, Prentiss, Monroe, Union, Alcorn, or Tishomingo counties, Mississippi.

LENOX LAMAR FORMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by Jackson attorney Richard L. Forman to honor the memory of his father, attorney Lenox Lamar Forman, who served four terms as the district attorney of the 6th District in South Mississippi and two terms as circuit court judge; awarded every three years to an entering student.

GRENES & ETHEL LAE FREILER SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by C. York Craig, Jr., of Jackson; awarded to entering Mississippi resident based on need.

GHOLSON, HICKS & NICHOLS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2002 by the Columbus law firm of Gholson, Hicks & Nichols and awarded every three years to an entering student.

LAMAR HARDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2002 by the granddaughters of Mr. Hardy, who served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York prior to his death in 1950; awarded to a deserving student.

NOBLE AND DOROTHY HARRELSON SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established by the daughter of the Harrelsons, Ms. Nancy Harrelson Stumberg of San Antonio, Texas, to honor her parents; awarded  as an academic scholarship to an entering or upper-class student.

ROWLAND W. HEIDELBERG, JR., LAW  SCHOLARSHIP • Established by Mrs. Heidelberg to honor the memory of her husband; academic scholarship awarded to an entering law student for three years.

AUGUSTUS LONGSTREET HEISKELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Established by family and friends to honor Augustus Longstreet Heiskell, grandson of L.Q.C. Lamar and senior partner in the firm of Heiskell, Donelson, Adams, Williams, and Kirsch of Memphis, Tennessee; may be awarded to an entering or upper-class student.

HARVEY HENDERSON SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 2000 by Harvey Henderson.

ROBERT J. KELLY SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Awarded to an entering, full-time student at UM Law School who holds an undergraduate degree from the School of Arts & Sciences at Rutger’s New Brunswick campus.

LAMAR  ORDER/MAYO  MALLETTE,  PLLC, SCHOLARSHIP  IN  LAW • Established  in 2001 by the Oxford law firm of Mayo Mallette, PLLC; academic scholarship awarded to an entering law student for three years.

LAMAR ORDER/ED D. NOBLE, SR., AND DORA F. NOBLE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established in 2001 by Ed D. Noble, Jr., and Richard G. Noble to honor their parents; awarded as an academic scholarship to an entering law student for three years.

LAMAR ORDER SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the Lamar Order and awarded to an entering student for three years.

LAMAR ORDER/TOM B. SCOTT, JR., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 1999 to honor Tom B. Scott, Jr.; awarded to an entering law student as an academic scholarship, with preference given to graduates of Millsaps College.

LAMAR ORDER/EARL R. WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 2001 by the family of the late Earl R. Wilson in his memory; awarded as an academic scholarship to an entering law student from Mississippi for three years of law school.

MICHAEL T. LEWIS AND PAULINE  SHULER LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 2000 by Michael T. and Pauline Shuler Lewis of Clarksdale; awarded  as a three- year academic scholarship to an entering law student with outstanding scholastic ability and leadership potential.

McGUIRE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2006 by Raymond L. McGuire as an academic scholarship and awarded to an entering law student with first preference given to a married law student with outstanding credentials and demonstrated financial need.

WILLIAM  EDWARD McINTYRE, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2004 by Harriet McIntyre Humphreys to honor the memory of her husband, a 1948 graduate of our law school; awarded as an academic scholarship to an entering student based on need and merit.

McCRANEY & MONTAGNET SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Jackson law firm of McCraney & Montagnet as an academic scholarship; awarded to an entering student for three years of law school.

LEONARD B. MELVIN, JR. MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW FOR VETERANS • Recipient will be an entering, full-time Law student who has previous or current service in one of the US Armed Forces.

LEONARD B. MELVIN, JR., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by Laurel attorney Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., a 1948 graduate of our law school and awarded to an entering law student from Jones County or the surrounding counties.

RAY S. MIKELL LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr., Charitable Foundation to honor the late Kosciusko attorney Ray S. Mikell; awarded for three years to a Mississippi resident having attended his or her last two years of high school in Mississippi.

WILLIAM P. AND MARY ANNIS CLAYTON MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 2001 by Mr. William  P. “Pete” Mitchell of Tupelo, Mississippi, honoring his deceased wife, Mary Annis Clayton Mitchell, as an academic scholarship to an entering law student from Mississippi  for three years; financial need may be considered in the selection process.

MORTHLAND FAMILY MEMORIAL  LAW SCHOLARSHIP  IN  LAW • Established  by friends in memory of Richard F. Morthland, Jr., a May 1974 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to an entering law student. Preference is given to Illinois residents.

JULIUS OWEN MOSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the family in memory of Julius Owen Moss of Lucedale, Mississippi, a 1936 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded annually to a deserving entering or upper-class law student.

ED D. NOBLE, SR., AND DORA F. NOBLE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2001 by Ed D. Noble, Jr., and Richard G. Noble, the sons of Ed and Dora Noble, to honor their parents; awarded to an entering law student who is a graduate of The University of Mississippi.

LAMAR N. “SCOTTY” PALMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established by Donnie and Patty Brock of Greenwood and Carson M. Hughes of Jackson to honor the late Scotty Palmer; preference is given to law students who attended Mississippi State University as undergraduates and who are entering students.

JACK STEPHENS PATTY SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by the Estate of Jack Stephens Patty, a 1939 LLB graduate; awarded as an academic scholarship to an entering law student based on merit and/or need.

JAMES L. PETTIS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by James L. Pettis III of Jackson to honor his grandfather, James L. Pettis; awarded triennially to an entering law student from selected North Mississippi counties.

LEVI PETTIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the Erwin E. Smith Foundation in memory of Levi Pettis; awarded annually to an entering law student.

PHELPS  DUNBAR SCHOLARSHIP  IN LAW • Established  in 1997 by the law firm of Phelps Dunbar and awarded every three years to an entering law student.

PROLEGIA SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Awarded to an entering student.

PROVOST’S LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 2004 to honor former UM provost and law school faculty member Carolyn Ellis Staton; awarded to an entering student as an academic scholarship.

ROCK RIVER LAW SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established in January of 1996 by the Rock River Foundation to assist socially and economically disadvantaged men and women; awarded for three years of law school.

BENJAMIN H. SANDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 2000 by the friends and family of Oxford attorney Benjamin H. Sanders, a 1991 graduate of our law school; awarded as a three-year academic scholarship based on academic achievement and need.

WILLIAM BURNS SHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends and family in memory of William  Burns Shaw, professor of law at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to an entering or upper-class law student.

JIMMY D. SHELTON SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by Tupelo attorney Jimmy D. Shelton; awarded to an entering law student for three years.

CAROLYN ELLIS STATON SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by the School of Law Class of 1994 to honor former UM Provost Carolyn Ellis Staton who served both as a law professor and as acting dean during the Class of 1994’s three years at the law school. Awarded to an entering law student  as an academic scholarship.

RAY M. AND LOUISE OLIVER STEWART LAW ENDOWMENT FUND • Established by Ray M. and Louise Oliver Stewart. Annual income from this fund provides a scholarship to a deserving law student. May be awarded to an entering or upper-class student.

LESTER FURR SUMNERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2006 to honor the late Les Sumners, long-time New Albany attorney who was a 1950 graduate of the law school; awarded as an academic scholarship to a resident of Union County; and then to residents of Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Pontotoc, Prentiss, and Tippah counties.

JOHN S. THROOP, JR., LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 2000 by the family of the late John S. Throop, Jr.; academic scholarship awarded to an entering student for three years.

UMCLE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the Office of Continuing Legal Education at The University of Mississippi and awarded to an entering student for three years.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Presented to outstanding entering law students for three years as an academic scholarship.

UNIVERSITY  OF MISSISSIPPI  TAX LAWYERS’  SCHOLARSHIP  • Presented for three years to an entering law student with an accounting or business background.

MARY ANN WELSH AND JEANNE D. DEWEESE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 1998 by Jackson attorney C. Victor Welsh III to honor in perpetuity Mary Ann Welsh and Jeanne D. Deweese and to assist an entering law student who has demonstrated scholastic ability and financial need. First preference will be given to a female student.

LOUIS WESTERFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established in 1996 in memory of the late Dean Louis Westerfield and awarded to an entering law student.

MR. AND MRS. FRANK G. WHITAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. C. York Craig, Jr., as an academic scholarship to an entering law student; the recipient must be a Mississippi resident and demonstrate financial need as well as a strong work ethic to contribute fully to the enhancement of the legal profession.

SAM WILKINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW – Established by Rocky Wilkins in memory of his Father, Sam Wilkins, to support a deserving, well-rounded law student who has demonstrated service to the community and those in need.

DEAN PARHAM WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by Jackson attorney David Nutt, David Nutt and Associates, to honor former School of Law Dean Parham H. Williams; awarded to a full-time, entering or enrolled law student and based on merits of superior scholarship, good moral character, and general worthiness.

WILLIAM F. WINTER/ALLAN P. BENNETT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established in 2006 by the law firm of Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis to honor William F. Winter as the first holder of the Jamie Whitten Chair of Law and Government at The University of Mississippi and to honor the memory of Allan P. Bennett, our law school graduate and former chairman of the board of directors of the firm; awarded as an academic scholarship based on need and merit to an entering law student.

Scholarships for Upper-Class Law Students

The School of Law is deeply indebted to those individuals and firms who have made the following scholarships available to its students.

JEFFRY CRAWFORD ADAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by family and friends of Jeffry Crawford Adams; awarded to a deserving law student who is a Mississippi resident.

JUDGE FRANK W. ALEXANDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established by family and friends of Judge Frank W. Alexander to honor his memory; awarded annually as an academic scholarship to law students from Hancock, Harrison, or Stone counties.

EDWARD J. BOGEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by friends and family of the late Edward J. Bogen, a Greenville attorney and former president of the Ole Miss Law Alumni Chapter; to be awarded annually to a deserving law student.

FRANCIS S. BOWLING SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by James P. and Peggy T. Cothren to honor the late Francis S. Bowling, retired justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court; awarded to the law student who wins the Fall Moot Court Competition.

DEAN J.W. BUNKLEY, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends, family, and former law students in memory of the late dean of The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to a deserving law student.

CAMPBELL  DELONG,  LLP,  SCHOLARSHIP  IN  LAW  • Established  in  2002 by the Greenville firm and awarded annually to the student who wins the Spring Moot Court Competition.

HARRY  L. CASE, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends and family in memory of Harry L. Case, Jr., professor of law at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to a deserving law student.

CENTER SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 2002 by 1972 law graduate Jerry H. Center and presented annually to a deserving student.

WILLIAM M. CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the friends of the late Dr. William  M. Champion, a distinguished member of the law school faculty from 1965 until his retirement in 1998, and to assist deserving law students.

JUDGE ARTHUR B. CLARK,  JR., AND ARTHUR B. CLARK, SR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established to honor the late Judge Arthur B. Clark, Jr., and his father, Arthur B. Clark, Sr.; awarded  annually to a deserving full-time law student.

CLAUDE F. CLAYTON  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends and family in memory of Judge Claude F. Clayton, who served as U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Mississippi and as judge for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; awarded annually to a deserving law student.

HUGH C. “BUZZY” CLAYTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends in memory of Hugh C. “Buzzy” Clayton of New Albany; awarded annually to a law student who is a resident of Mississippi and who has exhibited high moral character and Christian leadership.

DANIEL, COKER, HORTON, AND BELL FIRM SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the Jackson law firm of Daniel, Coker, Horton, and Bell; awarded annually to a deserving law student.

EARL W. DeHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends in memory of Earl W. DeHart, a Memphis, Tennessee, attorney and adjunct professor at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded on the basis of scholastic accomplishment, participation in campus activities, and financial need.

FRANK MING DERAMUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established by his widow, Dr. Jody Deramus, to honor his memory; awarded annually to a third-year law student in the top half of the class with demonstrated financial need.

DEWEES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by Dixie T. Dewees and her husband, the late Herbert E. Dewees, Jr., of Oxford, Mississippi; awarded to an entering student who does not qualify for financial aid and who is dedicated and hardworking.

JUDGE W.N. ETHRIDGE, JR., MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends in memory of Judge W.N. Ethridge, Jr., chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court; awarded annually to a deserving law student.

ROBERT J. FARLEY  SCHOLARSHIP • Awarded to an upper-class student when funds permit.

FELLOWS OF THE YOUNG LAWYERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI BAR SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the Fellows of the Young Lawyers of the Mississippi Bar and awarded annually to a deserving law student who exemplifies qualities of leadership, academic achievement, and service to the college and community.

JOHN H. FOX, JR., MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends of the late John H. Fox, Jr., a former professor of law at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to a deserving law student.

LIX J. FRUGÉ SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by Rosemary Frugé Robinson, Lix J. Frugé, Jr., and Don L. Frugé in memory of Lix J. Frugé; to assist deserving young men and women who are pursuing an education in law at The University of Mississippi.

GIROD LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the family of the late Fred Girod; awarded to a resident of Mississippi  who demonstrates  academic ability,  good character, and financial need.

PAT HOLCOMB SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by members of the firm of Holcomb, Dunbar, Connell, Chaffin, and Willard to honor the late Pat Holcomb, senior partner and founder of the firm.

ALBERT N. HOPKINS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND • Established by the late Albert Hopkins, a prominent attorney, to assist deserving young men and women who are pursuing an education in law at The University of Mississippi.

CARSON HUGHES, JR., AND MORELLA KUYKENDALL HUGHES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by friends and family to honor the memory of Carson Hughes, Jr., and Morella Kuykendall Hughes; to be awarded annually to a deserving law student.

LAMAR ORDER MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP  ENDOWMENT • Established  in 1994 to provide scholarships to deserving minority law students.

STEPHEN EDWARD LAUNIUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by family and friends of Stephen Edward Launius, a May 1981 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to a law student exemplifying high moral character and Christian values who has demonstrated  financial need.

LAW SCHOOL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Established  to provide scholarship assistance to deserving law students who demonstrate financial need and academic achievement; partially funded by income derived from rental of law school lockers.

MASON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP  • Established by Mrs. Darlene Mason  to honor the memory of her husband, the late Professor Thomas R. Mason; awarded based on need with consideration given to merit.

BRENDA MATTHEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by friends and relatives of the late Brenda Matthews; awarded annually to a deserving law student.

JAMES McCLURE, SR., AND HELENE POWELL McCLURE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by James McClure, Jr., to honor the memory of his parents; awarded to a deserving law student.  Preference given to Panola County, Mississippi, residents and to residents of counties contiguous to Panola County.

LEONARD B. MELVIN LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established by Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., in memory of his father; awarded annually to a law student who has demonstrated academicability, financial need, motivation for the study of law, and the potential for making a contribution to the legal profession.  Preference is given to Jones County residents.

MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY BOARD ATTORNEYS SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 1993 by the Mississippi Association of County Board Attorneys; awarded annually to a second-year law student who is a resident of Mississippi.

MISSISSIPPI BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE, INC., SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 1989 by the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Inc., and presented to the law student achieving the highest grade in a bankruptcy specialty course.

MISSISSIPPI BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the Mississippi Bar Foundation; awarded annually to a law student who has demonstrated academic achievement and service.

MISSISSIPPI CORPORATE COUNSEL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT • Established in 2004 by the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association and awarded annually to an upper-class law student who has excelled academically and demonstrated a sincere interest in corporate/business law practice.

MISSISSIPPI TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION’S FRANCIS S. BOWLING SCHOLARSHIP Established by the MTLA and presented annually to the student who has demonstrated academic ability, leadership ability, and trial advocacy skills.

THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY/GEORGE PAYNE COSSAR, SR., SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established by Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company, John T. Cossar, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Title, and his brothers, George  P. Cossar, Jr., and Bill F. Cossar; memorializes the late George Payne Cossar, Sr., Law School Class of 1931, and honors the many attorneys from throughout the Mid-South who have provided years of excellent service to Mississippi Valley Title; awarded annually to a second-year student who has demonstrated  excellence in academics and extracurricular activities.

HARVEY LEE MORRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established  by the friends, relatives, and colleagues of the late Mr. Morrison; awarded to deserving second- or third-year law students. Preference is given to Chickasaw County, Mississippi, residents.

E.S. “NED” NELSON MEMORIAL  SCHOLARSHIP  IN LAW • Awarded annually to a deserving law student.

WILLIAM M. PACE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by the National Association  of Treasury Agents;  awarded annually to law students  from the Monroe County area.

WINSTON BROWNLEE PRUDE SCHOLARSHIP • Established by Mrs. Sally Scribner Prude in memory of her son, Winston Brownlee Prude; awarded to a deserving law student.

JEFFERY P. REYNOLDS, P.A., AND WORTH THOMAS DIVERSITY ESSAY COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP • Established by Jackson attorney Jeffery P. Reynolds in 1999 and awarded to the upper-class minority student writing the best paper on a selected topic.

JEFFERY P. REYNOLDS, P.A., ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 1999 by Jackson attorney Jeffery P. Reynolds and presented annually to the student excelling in the environmental law class.

M.M. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Established by Mr. M.M. Roberts of Hattiesburg; awarded annually to an outstanding law student who is a resident of the state of Mississippi.

DAN H. SHELL II MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Established in memory of Dan H. Shell II, a prominent Jackson attorney; awarded annually to a deserving law student who has demonstrated a financial need.

SWEAT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT • Established by the Sweat family and awarded annually to a second-year law student selected on the basis of merit and need.

LAMAR ORDER/J. RHEA TANNEHILL  LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established in 2004 by Oxford attorney and law school graduate Rhea Tannehill and awarded annually to an upper-class student with financial need.

JUDGE JOHN A. “JACK” TRAVIS, JR., AND JANE McCARTY TRAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by John A. Travis III and William B. Travis, sons of the late Judge John A. “Jack” Travis, Jr., and Jane McCarty Travis, and by their family and friends, and awarded annually to deserving men and women from Mississippi who are students at The University of Mississippi School of Law.

EDITH WAITS TURLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP • Established by Edith Turley Baine in memory of her mother, Edith Waits Turley; awarded annually to one or more law students with a demonstrated financial need who are members in good standing of Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, International.

ROBERT W. UPCHURCH MEMORIAL  SCHOLARSHIP  IN LAW • Established  by the Mississippi chapter of the Federal Bar Association to honor the late Robert W. Upchurch; academic scholarship awarded to deserving student.

BUD B. WHETSTONE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by Mr. Bud B. Whetstone of Little Rock, Arkansas; awarded annually to a deserving law student.

WILL M. WHITTINGTON MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP • Established by the family of the late Rep. Will  M. Whittington of Greenwood, Mississippi; awarded annually to a resident of Mississippi on the basis of outstanding ability, leadership, good moral character, and financial need.

BEN FRANK WORSHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW • Established by Clifford G. Worsham in honor of his father, Ben Frank Worsham; awarded to a deserving law student.

WILLIAM T. WYNN MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT • Established by Margaret B. Wynn in memory of her husband, William T. Wynn, a Greenville, Mississippi, attorney.

YOUNGWILLIAMS, P.A., SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT IN LAW • Established by the Jackson law firm of YoungWilliams, P.A.; awarded annually to a deserving law student who plans to practice law in Mississippi.

Awards

The following prizes and awards are made by societies, firms, and individuals in recognition of exceptional scholarship and other qualifications indicating promise of a successful career in the legal profession. The School of Law appreciates these acknowledgments.

ABA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented to the members of the ABA Labor and Employment Competition Team.

ABA REGIONAL MEDIATION COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the ABA Regional Competition Team.

ABA REPRESENTATION IN MEDIATION  COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to members of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition Team.

ABOTA FOUNDATION PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD, established by Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens and Cannada and presented annually to the third-year law student who best exemplifies and demonstrates the attributes of a leader in the legal profession.

ADAMS AND REESE PRO BONO AWARD, presented annually to the law student who has made a demonstrated commitment through voluntary pro bono efforts by assisting the indigent while in law school.

BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ, PC, OUTSTANDING COMMENT AWARD, established by the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell

& Berkowitz, PC, to recognize two members of the Mississippi Law Journal for exemplary legal research and writing.

JUDGE NEAL B. BIGGERS, JR., CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AWARD, presented annually and awarded to the top student excelling in the Constitutional Law classes.

FRANCIS S. BOWLING SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT, established by James P. and Peggy T. Cothren to honor the late Francis S. Bowling, retired justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court; awarded to the student who wins the Fall Moot Court Competition.

W. KERBY BOWLING, SR., MEMORIAL LABOR LAW AWARD, presented to the student who shows the greatest promise in the field of labor law.

CAMPBELL DELONG, LLP, SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW, presented annually by the Greenville law firm to the student winning the Spring Moot Court Competition.

HARRY L. CASE, JR., MEMORIAL AWARD, presented to the outstanding student in the field of corporations law.

WILLIAM M. CHAMPION CIVIL PROCEDURE AWARD, presented by the Jackson office of McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, to the student excelling in Civil Procedure II.

COPELAND, COOK, TAYLOR & BUSH FIRST-YEAR APPELLATE COMPETITION, Established to support the needs of Advocacy Programs and to make appropriate awards to finalists in the competition.

CURRIE, JOHNSON, GRIFFIN & MEYERS SPRING APPELLATE COMPETITION, Established to support the needs of Advocacy Programs and to make appropriate awards to finalists in the competition.

DANIEL, COKER, HORTON & BELL FALL MEMBERSHIP COMPETITION AWARD, Established to support the needs of Advocacy Programs and to make appropriate awards to finalists in the competition.

JUDGE GLEN H. DAVISON EVIDENCE AWARD, presented to the student excelling in the study of Evidence.

DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS, presented by the School of Law Student Body Senate to the seniors who have given distinguished service to the student body, faculty, and staff.

FRANK MING DERAMUS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW, presented to a third- year law student to honor the memory of Frank M. Deramus.

HERBERT E. DEWEES, JR., AND TIMOTHY L. WALSH NATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members  of the National Moot Court Competition Team.

FREDERICK B. DOUGLASS MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to members of the Frederick B. Douglass Moot Court Competition Team.

DUBERSTEIN BANKRUPTCY MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Team.

DEAN ROBERT J. FARLEY AWARD, presented to the graduate with the highest academic average each semester.

FELLOWS OF THE YOUNG LAWYERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI BAR SCHOLARSHIP, established in August of 1990, this scholarship is funded by the Fellows of the Young Lawyers of the Mississippi State Bar for residents of Mississippi who exemplify the qualities of leadership, academic achievement, service to the college community and the greater community, as evidence by participation in extracurricular activities.

WILLIAM W. GATES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW, established by family and friends to honor the memory of William W. Gates, a May 2002 graduate who died October 17, 2002, and awarded annually to a deserving second-year law student.

MARTHA WILSON GERALD MWLA SCHOLARSHIP,  presented  annually by the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association to honor the memory of Jackson attorney Martha Wilson Gerald.

GIBBONS CRIMINAL PROCEDURE MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented to the members of the Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition Team.

STEPHEN GOROVE-MYERS S. McDOUGAL SPACE LAW AWARD, presented annually by Mr. Arthur M. Dula of Houston, Texas, in honor of the United States’ longest academic space law tradition, and particularly for the contributions made by the late Dr. Stephen Gorove, founder of the Journal of Space Law, at the law school and presented to two students who have distinguished themselves in service to the Journal of Space Law.

FREDERICK P. HAMEL MEMORIAL AWARD, presented to the student having the highest average in the first-year class.

PAT D. HOLCOMB MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, presented to the outstanding first-year law student  as selected by the law faculty.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SPACE LAW MANFRED LACHS SPACE LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARD, NORTH AMERICAN REGION, presented to the members of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition Team.

PHILIP C. JESSUP INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team.

ROBERT C. KHAYAT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT, established in 1995 by the Mississippi Law Journal to honor Robert C. Khayat, chancellor emeritus and professor of law; awarded annually to a member of the Mississippi Law Journal.

LAW ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD, presented annually to a third- year female law student in recognition of her contributions and service to the women at the law school.

LAW WIVES SCHOLARSHIP, presented to the law student who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to his or her family and to academic excellence while in law school.

SAUL LEFKOWITZ TRADEMARK MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the team representing The University of Mississippi in the Trademark Law Competition.

PATRICK MICHAEL MAGANN PUBLIC INTEREST AWARD, presented to the law student who has worked tirelessly for the School of Law’s Public Interest Law Clinic.

MISSISSIPPI BANKRUPTCY CONFERENCE, INC., SCHOLARSHIP, presented to the law student achieving the highest grade in either bankruptcy or a bankruptcy specialty course.

MISSISSIPPI BAR BUSINESS LAW SECTION AWARD, presented annually to the law students with aptitude and interest in business law.

MISSISSIPPI BAR ESTATES AND TRUSTS SECTION SCHOLARSHIP, presented annually to the student excelling in the area of estates and trusts.

MISSISSIPPI BAR FAMILY LAW SECTION AWARD, presented annually to the student excelling in the Family Law class.

MISSISSIPPI BAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP, presented annually to the student who has demonstrated  academic achievement and service.

MISSISSIPPI BAR HEALTH LAW SECTION AWARD, presented annually to the student excelling in the study of capital health law.

MISSISSIPPI BAR LITIGATION SECTION AWARD, presented annually to the outstanding students in the trial practice classes.

MISSISSIPPI BAR REAL PROPERTY SECTION AWARD, presented annually to the student excelling in the study of Real Property.

THE MISSISSIPPI BAR WOMAN IN THE PROFESSION COMMITTEE AWARD, presented to a full-time 2L or 3L student, in good academic standing, and who has demonstrated a strong commitment to gender equality and to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

MISSISSIPPI DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION/REGINALD GRAY SCHOLARSHIP, presented by the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association to two second-year students who have demonstrated academic ability and motivation for civil defense trial practice.

MISSISSIPPI LAW JOURNAL AWARD, presented by the Mississippi Law Journal to a law journal member in recognition of his or her hard work and dedication to the Journal.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY/GEORGE PAYNE COSSAR, SR., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW, presented to a second-year law student who is well-rounded and fully involved in the life of the law school

MISSISSIPPI WORKER’S COMPENSATION EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION AWARD, presented to the student with the highest grade in Worker’s Compensation.

WILLIAM PRENTICE “PETE” MITCHELL AWARD IN ETHICS, established by two of Pete Mitchell’s daughters and awarded to the second-year law students with the highest average in the Legal Profession classes.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR REMOTE SENSING, AIR AND SPACE LAW SCHOLARSHIP, presented annually to law students who competed by proposing a research project associated with the Aerospace Law curriculum.

NATIONAL FIRST AMENDMENT LAW MOOT COURT COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the National First Amendment Law Moot Court Competition Team.

BOBBY G. O’BARR, SR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW, presented to a second- year law student to honor the memory of Bobby G. O’Barr, Sr.

THE ORDER  OF BARRISTERS, presented by the national honorary organization to recognize graduating students who have excelled in moot court and mock trial activities.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD, presented to the student achieving the highest grade in selected courses each semester.

WILLIAM M. PACE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW, established by Missy and Chris Calero, daughter and son-in-law of the late Billy Pace of Amory and presented to a second-year law student who is a resident of Monroe County, Mississippi.

JUDGE WILLIAM ALLEN PEPPER, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, sponsored by the Mississippi Chapter of ABOTA, and presented annually to a third year law student who exemplifies the principles of civility, integrity and professionalism and the dedication to service which characterized the life of Judge Pepper.

PHI DELTA PHI AWARD, presented to the senior whose character, scholarship, personality, and general ability best exemplify the attributes indicative of the successful lawyer.

REGIONS MORGAN KEEGAN BANK TRUST AWARD, presented to the student having the highest grade in the area of estate planning.

JEFFERY P. REYNOLDS, P.A., AND WORTH THOMAS DIVERSITY ESSAY COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP, established by Jackson attorney Jeffery P. Reynolds in 1999 and awarded to the minority student writing the best paper on a selected topic.

JEFFREY P.  REYNOLDS, P.A., ENVIRONMENTAL  LAW SCHOLARSHIP, established in 1999 by Jackson attorney Jeffery P. Reynolds and presented annually to the student excelling in the fall semester environmental law class.

GILES S. RICH PATENT LAW COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the patent law competition team.

STEEN REYNOLDS AND DALEHITE NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented to the members of the Steen Reynolds and Dalehite National Trial Competition Team.

STEEN REYNOLDS AND DALEHITE TRIAL COMPETITION TEAM AWARDS, presented to the winners of the Steen Reynolds and Dalehite Trial Competition.

STETSON INTERNATIONAL  ENVIRONMENTAL  MOOT COURT TEAM AWARDS, presented annually to the members of the Stetson International Environmental Team.

REGION’S TRUST AWARD, presented to the student demonstrating outstanding ability in the field of wills and estates.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MOOT COURT BOARD MEMBERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS, presented for the fall and spring semester to two Moot Court Board members for outstanding service to the board.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MOOT COURT BOARD TRIAL ADVOCACY MEMBERSHIP COMPETITION AWARDS, presented to the winners and runners-up of the Spring Trial Advocacy Competition and to the individual earning the highest trial score for the Trial Advocacy Competition.

ROBERT W. UPCHURCH AWARD, sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and awarded to the student having the highest grade in federal jurisdiction.

WRIGHT LAW FIRM FAMILY LAW AWARD, presented by the Wright Law Firm of Jackson to an outstanding law student who demonstrates an unusual aptitude for family law and a promise for a career in family law.

Endowments

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada Lectureship in Law • Established by the Jackson, Mississippi, firm of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada for the purpose of recruiting and retaining outstanding law faculty. Professor Robert A. Weems is the Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada Lecturer and Professor. Guthrie T. Abbott is the Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens, and Cannada Lecturer Emeritus.

Dunbar Lectures in Philosophy and Law • Established in 1987 by Jack and Wylene Dunbar. The purpose of the lectures is to stimulate creative and analytical thinking concerning the law’s role in society. The lecture series, a cooperative effort between the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the School of Law, was initiated in March 1988 and featured Professor W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School. Subsequent lecturers have been New York University Professor David A.J. Richards; Professor Jules Coleman, Yale Law School; Professor Stanley Eugene Fish, Duke University; Professor Martha A. Fineman, Columbia School of Law; Professor Joel Feinberg, the University of Arizona; Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University and University College, Oxford, England; Professor Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago, and Professor Brian Leiter, University of Texas at Austin.

William N. Ethridge, Jr., Memorial Lectures in Legal Ethics • Established by the Mississippi Bar Foundation in 1975 in memory of William  N. Ethridge, Jr., chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, who organized and initiated the first course in legal ethics at The University of Mississippi School of Law. The purpose of the lectures is to strengthen the teaching of legal ethics at the law school by providing funds to support distinguished visiting attorneys and judges.

Ben A. Hardy Faculty Excellence Award Endowment • Established to recognize outstanding teaching, scholarship and service by a faculty member from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Boyce Holleman Debate Series Endowment • Established to bring in speakers of prominence who will debate upon a subject relevant to law, politics, business, or any other subject of interest to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the School of Law.

Matthews Lectures • Established by a bequest in the will of the late Percy A. Matthews, the lectures honor the testator’s noted wife, Honorable Burnita Shelton Matthews, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge Matthews was a native Mississippian and the first woman to serve in the United States as a federal district judge. After taking senior judge status in 1968, she continued her distinguished legal career for several more years.

The lectures, which began in 1976, bring to the law school “persons of unusual achievement in the legal field” for a special series of enrichment lectures. Lecturers in the series have included Dr. James P. White of Indiana University Law School and consultant on legal education for the American Bar Association; Dean F. Hodge O’Neal, Washington University School of Law; Judge Manfred Lachs, president, The International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands; Professor Daniel J. Meador, University of Virginia; Lawrence G. Wallace, deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice; Professor Francis A. Allen, University of Florida; Professor J. Clay Smith, Jr., Howard University; Professor John C. Jeffries, Jr., University of Virginia; Professor Thomas F. Guernsey,  University of Richmond; Professor William A.J. Watson and Professor Milner S. Ball, University of Georgia School of Law; Judge Constance Baker Motley, Southern District Court of New York; Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; John R. Grisham, Jr., attorney and author; Professor Edward J. Larson, University of Georgia;  Professor Roberta Romano, Yale Law School; Professor Walter Wadlington, University of Virginia Law School;  Dean Frank Wu, Wayne State University Law School; John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School; and Deborah L. Rhode, Stanford University.

James McClure Memorial Lectures • Established in 1979 by James McClure, Jr., and Mrs. Tupper McClure Lampton in memory of their father, James McClure, who was the senior member of the law firm of McClure, McClure, and May, a member of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, chairman of the Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board, and president of The University of Mississippi Alumni Association.

Lecturers have included Justice Neville Patterson, chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court; Professor Ian Scott, University of Birmingham law faculty, Birmingham, England; Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court; the Honorable Charles Clark, chief judge of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Professor John Robert Kramer, Georgetown University; Professor Morton J. Horwitz, Harvard Law School; Professor Walter E. Dellinger III, Duke University; Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court; Professor A.E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia; Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court; Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S.  Sen. Thad Cochran, and General Vernon Walters.

Lamar Order Endowment • Established by the Lamar Order to provide support for the areas of greatest need at the School of Law.

Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Endowed Fund for Excellence in Clinical Legal Education • Established to provide income for the needs and operations of the Civil Legal Clinic.

Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Lectureship in Law • Established by Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., of Laurel, Mississippi. The purpose of the lectureship is to recruit and retain outstanding law faculty. Professor Richard L. Barnes is the Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Distinguished Lecturer.

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Endowment • Established by members of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association to fund a professorship in law, to encourage excellence in teaching and research in courses related to litigation law. Professor Deborah Hodges Bell, Professor Karen O. Green, Professor Michael H. Hoffheimer, and Professor Ronald J. Rychlak are the MDLA Distinguished Professors of Law, and Professor Emeritus William M. Champion is the MDLA Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Mississippi Law Journal Endowment • Established to provide funds for the publication, operations and other expenditures of the Mississippi Law Journal.

Mitchell, McNutt, and Sams Lectureship in Law • Established by the northeast Mississippi law firm of Mitchell, McNutt, and Sams to reward assistant and associate professors for outstanding contributions to the School of Law. Professor John M. Czarnetzky is the Mitchell, McNutt, and Sams Lecturer in Law.

Sherman L. Muths, Jr., Lecture Series in Law Endowment • Established by Sherman L. Muths, Jr., of Gulfport, Mississippi, for the purpose of establishing a lecture series that will bring distinguished legal scholars to the School of Law to deliver a lecture on an appropriate topic and to interact with students and faculty. The inaugural lecture was given by Chief Judge Emeritus Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

McGlinchey Stafford Endowment in Law • Established to support and Oral Advocacy Moot Court Competition and other Moot Court activities.

Pittman, Germany, Roberts & Welsh Lamar Order Endowment • Established to provide academic enrichment, library support, faculty research, as well as research assistance, at the School of Law.

Jessie D. Puckett, Jr., Law Endowment • Established by Jessie D. Puckett, Jr., to provide funds for supplementing the salaries of law faculty members as deemed appropriate by the dean of the School of Law. Professor Larry Pittman, Associate Professor Charles Brower, Associate Professor Matthew R. Hall, Associate Professor Jack Nowlin, Associate Professor E. Farish Percy and Associate Professor Lisa Roy are receiving salary supplements from the Puckett Endowment.

Ray M. and Louise Oliver Stewart Law Endowment Fund • Established by Ray M. and Louise O. Stewart for the purpose of awarding scholarships and providing funds for areas of need as deemed appropriate by the dean of the School of Law. Professor Gary Myers is the current Ray M. and Louise O. Stewart Lecturer in Law.

Jamie Lloyd Whitten Chair of Law and Government • Established in 1986 to honor the congressman  from Mississippi’s  1st Congressional  District. The chair is  to be filled by legal scholars, judges, and practitioners primarily from Mississippi whose teaching “will perpetuate the high standards of scholarship and integrity so forcefully exemplified in the life of Congressman Whitten.” Holders have been the Honorable William Winter, former governor of the state of Mississippi, fall 1989; Joe H. Daniel, senior partner in the Jackson, Mississippi, firm of Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell, fall 1990; the Honorable Joel Blass, former justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, spring 1992; the Honorable Charles Clark, retired from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, spring 1993; the Honorable Evelyn Gandy, former lieutenant governor of the state of Mississippi, spring 1994; the Honorable Bill Allain, former governor of the state of Mississippi, fall 1994; the Honorable Reuben V. Anderson, former justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, fall 1995; and the Honorable Parham H. Williams, Jr., dean, Cumberland School of Law, and former dean, The University of Mississippi School of Law, fall 1996. The current holder of the Whitten Chair is Samuel M. Davis.

William T. Wynn Memorial Endowment • Established by Margaret B. Wynn in memory of William T. Wynn. The endowment has funded visiting professors Yvonne Cripps, a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, who taught a course titled Comparative Public Law of the United States and United Kingdom, and Christopher Greenwood, a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge University, who taught a course titled The Law of Armed Conflict. Additional support has been provided for faculty research and student scholarships.