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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

UM Law Faculty Serve on ABA Reading Group to Evaluate Qualifications of Supreme Court Nominee

OXFORD, Miss. - Twelve University of Mississippi School of Law professors just completed service as part of a reading group for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal…Continued

UM Law Student Among CLEO 2020 Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Civil Rights Scholarship Recipients

Largo, Md. - The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has selected their 2020 Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Civil Rights Scholars. Five outstanding first-year law students who are passionate…Continued

BLSA Hosts Donation Drive for Boys and Girls Club

OXFORD, Miss. - The Constance Slaughter-Harvey chapter of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Mississippi School of Law is hosting a donation drive for sanitation supplies for…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

UM Center for Air and Space Law to Host Seminar on Race

OXFORD, Miss. - The Center for Air and Space Law, part of the University of Mississippi School of Law, is hosting a free online discussion of “Race in Space: A Conversation…Continued

Law Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Airport Business Magazine

OXFORD, Miss. – Jenny Ann Urban's passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing…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