UM Law Housing Clinic Recognized by AALS

University of Mississippi School of Law Housing Clinic Director Desiree Hensley and staff attorney Jordan Hughes were recently recognized by the Association of American Law Schools for their outstanding pro…Continued

MacArthur Center: Thousands Stuck in MS Jails without Formal Charges

Mississippi is one of only five states with no time limit on how long District Attorneys can allow people to be detained without indictments – in most Mississippi counties, grand…Continued

JXN Undivided Coalition and Members File Free Speech Lawsuit Challenging Protest Restriction in Senate Bill 2343

The challenged law requires prior written authorization from Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell or Chief of Capitol Police Bo Luckey to have any event on sidewalks or streets next…Continued

Ron Rychlak, Jessica Evans, and Cori Benefiel Recognized at Sullivan Awards

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement recognized outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 18) during its annual Celebration of Service. Honors…Continued

UM Law Alum Gives Back to Clinical Programs

Bobby Wood was married with a baby in his final year of law school at the University of Mississippi when then law professor Robert Khayat happened to stop by the…Continued

Some Are Jailed in Mississippi for Months Without a Lawyer. The State Supreme Court Just Barred That.

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and co-published with The Marshall Project. Poor defendants in Mississippi are routinely jailed for months, and…Continued

Mississippi Center for Justice & MacArthur Justice Center Secure Court Oversight to Overhaul Jackson Police Roadblock Policy

On Oct. 6,  the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) and the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law announced a settlement with the City of Jackson…Continued

UM Housing Clinic Files Emergency Motion Against Sunset Village Apartments on Behalf of Residents

From Mississippi Free Press Bolivar County Chancery Court Judge Catherine Farris-Carter issued a 10-day temporary restraining order Oct. 17 against the management of Sunset Village Apartments just outside Cleveland, Miss.…Continued

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