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Law Alumna Kimberly Russell Helps Put Family First Initiative into Action

OXFORD, Miss. – In Mississippi, nearly 5,000 children are in foster care and of those, 82 percent were brought into custody of Child Protection Services because of neglect. Each year,…Continued

Inaugural Mississippi Education Law Conference Informs Nearly 100 Participants

OXFORD, Miss. – Conversations about Mississippi charter schools and free speech on campuses were among the highlights of the Mississippi Education Law Conference earlier this month at the University of…Continued

UM Law Alum Oliver Diaz Documents his Travels Around the World

OXFORD, Miss. – A law degree can open a door to so many opportunities. For Oliver Diaz, a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, a storied career…Continued

UM School of Law to Host Inaugural Mississippi Education Law Conference

OXFORD, Miss. – A new conference designed to inform educators and attorneys about the latest laws and policies governing schools from preschool through higher education is set for June 14…Continued

Law Firms Generously Provide Lunches for Law Students During Final Exams

OXFORD, Miss. - Law students have plenty of worries during final exams, but several law firms have made sure their next meal isn’t one of them. In partnership with the…Continued

Constance Slaughter-Harvey Delivered UM Law Commencement Address

OXFORD, Miss. - In January 1970, Constance Slaughter-Harvey became the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. She was so busy helping others…Continued

Five UM Law Alums Inducted into Hall of Fame

OXFORD, Miss. – Five alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Law have been recognized for their careers and support of the law school by their induction into the…Continued

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Patricia Wise Administers Oath of Office to Crystal Wise Martin for Chancery Seat

Many children regard their parents as heroes. Young children look to parents with starry eyes as their role models, and some follow in the footsteps of a parent by entering…Continued

UM Law Alum, Chief Justice Waller Retires after 21 Years on MS Supreme Court

OXFORD, Miss. - After more than 21 years on the bench, Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr. will hang up his robe and retire Jan. 31. Waller…Continued

Several UM Law Alums Begin 2019 as a Newly-Elected Judge, Others Retire

OXFORD, Miss. - The Mississippi Judicial College at the University of Mississippi School of Law trained a record number of new judges to begin their terms in 2019. A dozen…Continued

30th Annual PILF Auction to Benefit Public Interest Work

OXFORD, Miss. – The Public Interest Law Foundation at the University of Mississippi School of Law is bringing Mardi Gras to Oxford in February for the 2019 PILF Silent and…Continued

UM Law Unveils New Air and Space Certificate Program for Non-Lawyer Professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – The program in air and space law at the University of Mississippi School of Law is launching a new graduate certificate program for non-lawyer professionals. The Graduate…Continued