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 in their federal class-action suit Burks v. Scott County, Mississippi,…Continued

UM Law Assistant Dean Presents at Inaugural Conference

Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions and Scholarships Macey Edmondson recently presented a session at the inaugural National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals (NALSAP) Conference. Edmondson serves as secretary of NALSAP; her…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 80. The cause of death was complications from melanoma. An…Continued

Longtime UM Law Professor Passes Away

[caption id="attachment_806" align="alignleft" width="199"] Professor George Cochran[/caption] The University of Mississippi School of Law is very saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus George C. Cochran. Cochran has been…Continued

Professor Hoffheimer’s Article Cited by Justice Sotomayor

[caption id="attachment_868" align="alignleft" width="150"] Professor Mike Hoffheimer[/caption] Professor Michael Hoffheimer's article "Goodbye Significant Contacts: General Jurisdiction after Daimler AG v. Bauman," Ohio St. L. J. 101 (2015)" was cited by Justice…Continued

Professor Bullard Weighs in on Fiduciary Rule in New York Times and Forbes

Professor Mercer Bullard was recently quoted in a New York Times article about the U.S. Department of Labor's fiduciary rule. In the article, Bullard stated “There is no way they can…Continued

UM Law School Mourns the Loss of Former Professor and Interim Dean

The University of Mississippi School of Law mourns the loss of Carolyn Ellis Staton. Staton, 71, died May 19, 2017, at her home in Oxford, MS. Born in Vicksburg, MS, to…Continued

UM Law Professor Wins Children’s Advocacy Award

[caption id="attachment_1534" align="alignleft" width="250"] Associate Clinical Professor David Calder[/caption] David Calder, clinical professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, recently received the “Champions for Children” Award from Children’s…Continued

Mississippi Law Journal to Honor Dean Bell at Annual Spring Social

[caption id="attachment_13552" align="alignleft" width="250"] Deborah H. Bell Law FacultyPhoto by Harry Briscoe[/caption] The Mississippi Law Journal is hosting their Spring Social on Thursday April 6, 2017 at the Iron Horse…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 the first-ever Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure, which the Mississippi…Continued

Pittman Named UM Law Professor of the Year

Professor Larry Pittman has been selected as the 2016-2017 Professor of the Year at the University of Mississippi School of Law. The award is given each year to a Professor…Continued

Five Alumni Inducted Into UM Law Alumni Hall of Fame

Five outstanding alumni were inducted into the University of Mississippi School of Law Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend. This year’s inductees included Raymond Brown (LL.B. 62), David Houston…Continued