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

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