J.D. Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Mississippi School of Law. Welcome to the Ole Miss Law family!

This Web page will guide you through a few steps needed to prepare for the fall.


Step 1 – Pay your Seat Deposits

Accepted Applicants are required to submit two non-refundable seat deposits. The Seat Deposit schedule is as follows:

  • First Seat Deposit: $250 
    Due by April 1, 2019 (or by the alternative date given to you in an email from the Admissions Office and stated on your LSAC Status Checker for Ole Miss Law).
  • Second Seat Deposit: $150 
    Due by June 5, 2019.

Both of these deposits will be credited to your student account after matriculation. These are typically posted sometime in late August or early September. We do not give any waivers for these deposits.

If you do not remit your seat deposit by the specified date, your offer of admission will be cancelled and your seat offered to another applicant.

Accepted applicants can pay their seat deposit online securely at the url below:

https://web21.olemiss.edu/law/forms/seat-deposit/


Step 2 – Fill out your Disclosure Form

*Please read the instructions carefully*


Step 3 – Access your WebID

As an admitted student (once you have paid your 1st seat deposit), within one week you should receive a text message with your new WebID asking you to reset your password. It’s important you remember your WebID and password! You will use your WebID to access your Ole Miss email account, see your class schedule, review your financial aid package and more.

If you have not received your WebID after one week, please contact the Law Admissions Office at 662-915-6910.

If you have a SPAM blocker on your cell phone, you will not receive the text!


Step 4 – Submit your final transcript

1. If you are not an Ole Miss student, we require one official transcript showing your undergraduate degree and the date it was awarded from your degree granting institution. This must come from your degree granting institution directly to us (not from you or from LSAC). We only receive an unofficial copy from LSAC

2. Your transcript can be submitted electronically if your institution offers the option.  Select University of Mississippi School of Law Admissions as the receiver. If sent by mail: University of MS School of Law, Law Admissions Suite 1050, 481 Chucky Mullins Dr., University, MS 38677

3. Please be mindful that your full admission to this law school is contingent upon completion of all requirements for a baccalaureate degree prior to enrolling and you will not be permitted to register until a final transcript has been received or proof of graduation is provided.

4. The deadline for providing your final transcript is July 7, 2019.

Please note, if you are graduating in August, the Registrar from your degree granting institution must certify directly with us your graduation status.


Step 5 – Find Housing

Most of our law students live off campus. Here are several helpful links:
http://www.apt-finder.com/oxford_ms_properties_1.htm
http://www.oldmissrentals.com/
http://northmiss.craigslist.org/
http://www.housing.olemiss.edu
http://oxford4rent.com

(on-campus housing is very limited for law students)

Housing Guide


Step 6 – Apply for financial aid

Learn about important dates associated with financial aid on the Office of the Bursar’s website. If you have questions regarding Financial Aid, please contact Dana Requet, Senior Financial Aid Advisor, dana@olemiss.edu or (662) 915-5581.


Step 7 – Get your University Student ID card made

You can get an ID by (1) mail, (2) online at idcenter.olemiss.edu, or (3) visiting the ID Center on campus.


Step 8 – Submit your medical forms to Student Health

You must submit the Medical History and Certificate of Compliance forms before you attend orientation.   You will not be able to see your schedule until you have submitted these forms.  If you are already a University of Mississippi student, you do not have to do this.  


Step 9 – Visit Us

We would love for you to come and visit the law school and take a tour before classes start. Register online or call us at 662-915-6910 to schedule a visit!

Make plans to attend Admitted Students Day March 29, 2019!


Step 10 – Mark your calendar

Fall orientation is mandatory for first-year law students. Students that elect to begin in the summer will have orientation on May 29, 2019. Fall students will have orientation at the beginning of the semester.


Step 11 – Get connected on campus with IT

Make sure that you are connected with Rebel Alert. Rebel Alert will inform you of events that might affect your safety.


Step 12 – Parking Registration

You must register your vehicle by the first day of classes. Register your vehicle online for the 2019-2020 school year beginning July 1 at www.olemiss.edu/parking. Parking tags sold out last year by the end of July, so please do this quickly.


Step 13 – Athletic Event Tickets

If you are interested in purchasing football or basketball tickets, visit the online athletic ticket office. You should take advantage of this fun outlet. Many students participate and tailgate before games.


Step 14 – DO NOT REGISTER FOR CLASSES

The Law Registrar will register you for your first-year classes. Your schedule will be available online via myOleMiss during the last week of July (if all required documents have been received).  PLEASE NOTE: Because the Law Registrar registers you for classes, you will have an Advisor Hold on your account.  This is normal and will be there until your schedule becomes available the last week of July.

First Year Course Schedule

If you elect to begin in the summer, we will contact you with your courses. These can change each summer depending upon the professors teaching. Your first year of classes at Ole Miss Law will include the following:

First-Year Courses-Fall

CONTRACTS 501 (4 hours) 
The law of enforceable promises, including contract formation, interpretation, conditions, breach, performance and remedies, as well as promissory estoppel and restitution.

TORTS 502 (4 hours) 
Civil liability for harm to persons, property, and other interests, including negligence, intentional torts, and strict liability actions and related doctrine of causation, damages, privileges, and defenses.

CIVIL PROCEDURE I 503 (3 hours)
The basic course on the structure and power of American courts, focusing on personal jurisdiction, subject matter jurisdiction, and venue.

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING I 514 (4 hours) 
Continued study and practice of refined and expanded legal research and writing skills, applying them to more complex legal problems, primarily using federal law materials and focusing on persuasive legal writing.

First-Year Courses-Spring

SPRING SKILLS SESSION COURSE 

*Note: These courses are considered part of the regular spring semester. There is no extra tuition charge.

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION AND DRAFTING I 590 (3 hours – Skills)
The first semester of a coordinated two-semester coverage of intergovernmental relations in the federal system, powers of Congress, and the limitations imposed upon the powers of both federal and state governments for the protection of individual rights.

REGULAR SPRING COURSES

PROPERTY 504 (4 hours) 
Ownership and transfer of interests in land, including present and future estates, tenancies, easements, and covenants; real estate law and practice, with emphasis on mortgages, deeds of trust, and secured interests in real property.

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I 507 (3 hours)
The first semester of a coordinated two-semester coverage of intergovernmental relations in the federal system, powers of Congress, and the limitations imposed upon the powers of both federal and state governments for the protection of individual rights.

CRIMINAL LAW 568 (3 hours)
The sources of criminal law, analysis of criminal intent, conditions of criminal responsibility and particular crimes and procedure in criminal actions.

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING II 515 (2 hours)
Continued study and practice of refined and expanded legal research and writing skills, applying them to more complex legal problems, primarily using federal law materials and focusing on persuasive legal writing.

CIVIL PROCEDURE II 577 (3 hours)
The rules of pleading, procedure, and practice in the federal courts.


Step 15 – Keep In Touch!

We are thrilled that you have chosen the University of Mississippi School of Law and are happy to answer any questions along the way. We will see you at Admitted Students Day March 29, 2019!