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UM Law Housing Clinic Changes Lives of Eastmoor Circle Residents

OXFORD, Miss. – For some communities, empty slabs and plots of dirt can mean devastation. For the neighborhood of Eastmoor … Continued

Law School Tax Clinic Assists LOU Community with Tax Returns

OXFORD, Miss. – Students participating this semester in the University of Mississippi School of Law‘s tax practicum clinical program are gaining … Continued

UM Law Professor Assists Mississippi’s Sentencing Disparity Task Force

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to establish uniform justice in criminal cases, the Sentencing Disparity Task Force, authorized by … Continued

Annual Celebration Honors Law School’s Pro Bono Initiative

The University of Mississippi School of Law recently hosted the end of the year Pro Bono Initiative (PBI) luncheon. This … Continued

New Database Compiled by MacArthur Justice Center Reveals Disturbing Truth Regarding Lengthy Pre-Trial Detention in Mississippi

Unprecedented Effort by MacArthur Justice Center at University of Mississippi School of Law Provides Details on Thousands of Pre-Trial Detainees … Continued

SPLC, MacArthur Justice Center, and Department of Public Safety Announce That Mississippi Will Reinstate Thousands of Driver’s Licenses Suspended for Failure to Pay Fines

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) will reinstate the driver’s licenses of all Mississippi drivers whose licenses were … Continued

MacArthur Justice Center, SPLC Sue City of Corinth and Judge for Running Debtors’ Prison

Indigent Defendants are Forced to Pay or Sit Out Their Time in Jail According to a federal class-action lawsuit filed by the … Continued

MacArthur Justice Center Initiated Demands that Led to Mississippi Youth Court Judge Resigning

Wednesday, in the Jackson suburb of Pearl, Mississippi, Youth Court Judge John Shirley resigned under pressure, and the Pearl Municipal … Continued

MacArthur Justice Center Announces Settlement to Speed Up Appointment of Public Defenders, Reduce Unnecessary Jail Time in Four MS Counties

The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Mississippi today announced a settlement agreement … Continued

UM Law Mourns the Loss of Professor George Cochran

Professor George Colvin Cochran, 45-year law professor at the University of Mississippi, died June 19, 2017, at the age of … Continued

UM Law Professor Wins Children’s Advocacy Award

David Calder, clinical professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, recently received the “Champions for Children” Award from … Continued

MacArthur Justice Center Contributes to Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure

The MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law recently played a part in the adoption of … Continued