Giving Areas

Unrestricted

These gifts are not restricted to support a specific scholarship, program or professorship and are used to support the areas of greatest need at the School of Law. Currently, unrestricted gifts support the following:

  • Scholarships
  • Outstanding Student Awards
  • Moot Court Programs and Awards
  • Faculty and Staff Awards
  • Faculty Research Grants
  • Alumni Activities
  • Library Support
  • Alumni Communications

To make an unrestricted gift, please visit the ways to give page.


Current Fundraising Projects

Scholarships

Scholarship support for deserving students remains our top priority. In an increasingly competitive market, scholarships are vital to recruit and retain the best and brightest, and ensure access to education for all deserving students. By contributing to scholarships, you are helping prepare future leaders in the legal world.

Scholarship Campaigns:

  • The Medgar Evers Scholarship: Professor John R. Bradley has challenged the law school community to donate $100,000 to the Medgar Evers Scholarship and he will match it dollar for dollar.
  • Bessie Young Council: The mission of the Bessie Young Council is to provide scholarships to non-traditional law students.

Clinical Programs

The University of Mississippi Clinical Programs teach essential practice skills and professional responsibility through a reflective clinical practice that provides high-quality representation to underserved clients.  To accomplish the dual goals of educating students and increasing access to justice, the programs offer a wide range of clinical practice areas, each focused on an area of demonstrated legal need and each offering unique skills training experiences. The programs aim to graduate students with real-world experience, an understanding of ethical obligations, and a commitment to furthering broad access to the legal system.

Lamar Order

The Lamar Order is an organization established by the Law Alumni Chapter of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association in cooperation with the University of Mississippi Foundation. Named in honor of L.Q.C. Lamar, a founding father of the School of Law, the Lamar Order administers substantial gifts for the benefit of the Law Center to encourage its recognition as one of the outstanding legal education centers in the United States.

The Brick Campaign

Secure your place in the courtyard of the new Robert C. Khayat Law Center, with a commemorative brick.

To order a brick, please fill out the brick campaign order form (pdf) and mail to attn.: Suzette Matthews, UM Foundation, 406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655 or email the PDF to suzette@olemiss.edu.


Ongoing Initiatives

Existing scholarship or program endowment

The School of Law currently boasts 159 endowments and scholarship and program support.  For the 2020-21 academic year the school received over $1.1M in scholarship support for deserving students and programmatic support from these endowments.

Lamar Order Endowment

Many members of the Lamar Order have directed their support to the Lamar Order Endowment, an investment in the greatest needs of the school (please see the above section, on unrestricted giving, to see the areas supported by this endowment).

If you would like to make a gift, please visit the ways to give page.