Ole Miss Law Alumna Alysson Mills (JD, 2008) was recently named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the Louisiana State Bar Association. The award is given each year to a young lawyer who has made exceptional contributions to the legal profession and the community.
Mills is a partner of the New Orleans law firm Fishman Haygood, where her practice includes First Amendment, securities, and general commercial litigation. She also regularly represents indigent criminal defendants in federal court.
According to Ole Miss Law faculty, the award was well-deserved.
“We have a former student that within just a few years is not only practicing successfully in her region, but she is also becoming a major player in First Amendment policy,” said Tucker Carrington, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the George C. Cochran Innocence Project.
In addition to her practice, Mills co-teaches a course on First Amendment and media law at Tulane University. While a student at Ole Miss Law, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Law Journal.