IMPORTANT - COVID-19 Update

News

White House, DOJ Recognized UM Law for Answering Attorney General’s Call to Action for Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention

The White House and the Department of Justice virtually convened 99 law schools that responded to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession to address the housing…Continued

Thousands Stuck in Mississippi Jails with High Bail and No Lawyer

Duane Lake Was Incarcerated for Six Years Before Getting His Day in Court – Then He Was Found Not Guilty OXFORD, Miss. – Duane Lake was incarcerated in the Mississippi…Continued

UM Black Law Student Association Builds a Home for a Client in Need

OXFORD, Miss. — By training, lawyers aren’t architects, engineers, or builders. But in the service of their clients, lawyers do bring such people together. And, as a consequence and in…Continued

Landlord Evicts Tenant, Keeps Everything – Even Her Vaseline

Mississippi Law Allows Landlords To Kick Tenants Out And Keep All Their Personal Property OXFORD, Miss. – Last year, Columbus resident Samantha Conner was evicted from her apartment and had…Continued

Curtis Flowers Defense Team Receives Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award

UM Law’s Innocence Project has represented Flowers since 2015 This week, the Southern Center for Human Rights awarded the Curtis Flowers defense team, which includes the George C. Cochran Innocence…Continued

U.S. Supreme Court Heard MacArthur Justice Center Case

On Nov. 3, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the University of Mississippi School of Law MacArthur Justice Center case of State of Mississippi v. Brett Jones.   Jones…Continued

UM Law PBI Receives 2020 Pro Bono Award

OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi School of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative is a recipient of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 Pro Bono Award. “I am appreciative to…Continued

After Six Trials and Over 23 Years Since His Arrest, the Charges Against Curtis Flowers are Finally Dismissed

For Immediate Release:  September 4, 2020 Contact: Rob McDuff, 601-259-8484   Breaking: After Six Trials and Over 23 Years Since His Arrest, the Charges Against Curtis Flowers, Subject of “In…Continued

Mississippi Innocence Project Client Death Sentence Vacated

Mississippi Innocence Project and Innocence Project Client Eddie Lee Howard's Mississippi Capital Murder Conviction and Death Sentence Vacated Howard's Conviction Based on Fraudulent Bite Mark Analysis August 27, 2020 Jackson,…Continued

Medically Vulnerable Immigrants in “Notorious” Mississippi ICE Facility File Emergency Petition for Release

COVID-19 Could Be “Death Sentence” Due to Unsafe Conditions NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI – Seven medically vulnerable people currently held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Adams County Detention Center…Continued

Thousands of Mississippians Too Poor to Make Bail, Making Them More Vulnerable to Coronavirus

Civil Rights Group Calls on Judges to Immediately Release Pretrial Detainees OXFORD, Miss. – A new report by the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi…Continued

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