Faculty Highlights – March 2019

Professor Michael Hoffheimer published a new fourth edition of Conflict of Laws in the Examples and Explanations series by Wolters Kluwer. An active Supreme Court and state law developments required significant revisions, according to the author. Previous editions were popular, earning solid five-star ratings on Amazon.

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Tucker Carrington co-authored the book The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, which was released last year. The book is now a finalist for the 2019 Audie Award.

Professor of Law and Ray and Louise Stewart Lecturer Larry J. Pittman‘s article “The Elusive Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy” was recently published in the Nevada Law Journal.

Assistant Professor of Law and MacArthur Justice Center Director Cliff Johnson has been selected as a Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow. He will be inducted at a dinner in Jackson on April 11. According to the Foundation, “The Fellows designation is the Foundation’s highest honor. Only 10% of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a fellow. Their selection is recognition by their peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence and leadership. Fellows are selected for membership based not only on their excellence as a lawyer but also by their dedication and service to the public and profession.”

Associate Dean for Administration and Diversity Initiatives Sandra Cox-McCarty was this year’s recipient of the IHL Excellence in Diversity Award.

Assistant Professor of Law Stacey Lantagne‘s most recent article, “Catchy Phrases That Convey a Message: The Danger of Tam’s Copymark Creep and Trademark Law’s New First Amendment Analysis,” will be published in the Nevada Law Journal.

Earlier this month, Lantagne spoke about her upcoming article at Marquette Law School as part of their Intellectual Property Speakers Series.

Lantagne will be part of a panel on user generated content this May at Harvard Law School’s CopyrightX Summit.

Professor Ron Rychlak will speak at the upcoming Criminal Law Symposium at Texas Tech University March 29. He will be talking about free speech and flag burning, 50 years later.

Michelle Hanlon, associate director for the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, and instructor at the UM School of Law, gave a presentation earlier this month on Space Law at MidSouthCon in Memphis.