Faculty Highlights – January 2018

Professor Will Berry recently spoke as part of a criminal law panel, Juveniles, Incarceration, and the Constitution: A Conversation, at the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Prof. Berry addressed the developments concerning juvenile life without parole sentences and the likelihood of the future abolition of such sentences under the Eighth Amendment.

Professor Mike Hoffheimer‘s article “The New Sister-State Sovereign Immunity” appears in the most recent issue of Washington Law Review.

Professor Mercer Bullard was quoted in the recent Business Insider article “‘These are bad facts for him’: Intel CEO’s $24 million stock sale before disclosing the chip flaw could trigger lawsuits, SEC inquiry.”

Professor Cliff Johnson recently spoke at the Magnolia Bar Association CLE in Jackson on “Civil Rights and Criminal Justice.”

Professor Cliff Johnson spoke at the Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference in Tunica on “Proper Bail Practices Under the New Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure.”

Professor Cliff Johnson was named a 2017 Leader in Law by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Professor Karen Green has been appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to a third five-year term on the State Board of Banking. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board.

Professor Mercer Bullard will present a paper at a conference on bank mis-selling in Singapore at the National University of Singapore on Dec. 14.

Professor Mercer Bullard participated in a panel of a recent Department of Labor rulemaking at a North American Securities Administrators Association Conference in Columbus, OH in November, and a panel on the same rulemaking at a Public Investors Arbitration Association Conference in Colorado Springs.