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Kemper County, Sheriff and Five Officers Sued Over Jail Suicide by MacArthur Justice Center

Mentally Ill Man Hanged Himself With Shoelaces 14 Minutes After Being Placed Alone in Unmonitored Jail Cell OXFORD, Miss. – Kemper County, Sheriff James Moore, and five correctional officers have…Continued

The Defense Rests: Professor Phillip Broadhead to Retire After Serving UM Law for 17 Years

OXFORD, Miss – Phillip Broadhead, a clinical professor in the University of Mississippi School of Law, has influenced the lives of hundreds of students and residents throughout his lifelong legal career as…Continued

Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at UM Law April 23

OXFORD, Miss. - The Mississippi Court of Appeals convenes at the University of Mississippi School of Law Tuesday, April 23 to hear two oral arguments as part of its “Court…Continued

UM Law Student Recognized for PBI Work

OXFORD, Miss. - The knowledge that attorneys carry comes with great responsibility. Many attorneys and aspiring attorneys use that knowledge to give back to clients in need through pro bono…Continued

Mississippi City Agrees to Overhaul Fine and Bail Practices Following Investigation by Civil Rights Organizations

Agreement is the latest reform to municipal court practices negotiated by the SPLC and the MacArthur Justice Center MERIDIAN, Miss. – The Meridian City Council voted today to approve an…Continued

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 Circle, located just outside of Moorhead, it means progress. Ten…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 real-world experience while assisting members of the Oxford community with…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 the 2018 session of the Mississippi Legislature, is working to…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 luncheon recognized both student volunteers and faculty leaders, who participate…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 The MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School…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 suspended due to non-payment of fines, fees, or assessments, and…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 Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the MacArthur Justice Center…Continued