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Guff Abbott

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

University of Mississippi, B.A. (1964); Juris Doctor (1967 Cum Laude); Mississippi Law Journal Research Editor; Case Note Editor, Articles Editor; Harvard University, Fellow in Law and Humanities (1975).

HONORARY ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Phi Eta Sigma

Omicron Delta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 

1967-70             Private law practice in Gulfport, Mississippi

1970-2001         Faculty member, University of Mississippi School of Law

7/85-1/87           Acting Dean, University of Mississippi School of Law

1987-Fall Sem.   Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

2001-present      Professor Emeritus, University of Mississippi School of Law

HONORS:

Selected in 1991 as the first recipient of the Butler, Snow, O Mara, Stevens & Cannada Endowed Lectureship in Law.

Elected by Law School Student Body as Outstanding Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974, 1976, 1984, 1992, 2000.

Recipient of University of Mississippi Outstanding Teacher Award for 1986.

Ole Miss Law Alumnus of the Year (2000-2001)

HONORARY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American Inns of Court III – Charter member and original secretary-treasurer; Fellow of the Mississippi Bar

Young Lawyers Section; Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Mississippi Bar/Past President; Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Practice and Procedure (Previously served several terms as Chair and as Vice-Chair); Lamar Order (Chair).

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Ruling Elder and Previous Clerk of Session – First Presbyterian Church, Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford Lafayette County Pantry – Screening Manager, Executive Board