Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights – January 2019

Ben Cooper has been named chair of the Professional Responsibility Section of the AALS.

Professor Cliff Johnson and the MacArthur Justice Clinic got major international recognition in a New York Times magazine article.

The MacArthur Justice Center and Cliff Johnson are mentioned in a Milwaukee Independent article about bail reform in Wisconsin.

Professor Richard Gershon was a contributing author on the 2018-19 Edition of Attorney-Client Privilege in the United States, which was published in December.

Gershon and his co-author have also completed the 7th edition of “A Student’s Guide to the Internal Revenue Code,” which will be available Fall 2019.

Associate Professor of Law Will Berry was elected Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law and Sports for the 2019-20 year.

Faculty Highlights – December 2018

In September 2018, Professor Michèle Alexandre was an invited speaker at the 10th Annual Anniversary of the Vulnerability and Human Condition Initiative, at Leeds University School of Law, U.K. Professor Alexandre’s first book, Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender, implements the vulnerability framework. Below is a link to twitter feeds and pics of the invited speakers: https://twitter.com/MarthaLAFineman/status/1043836818104479744

In December 2018, Professor Michèle Alexandre will be an invited visiting scholar at the University of Leeds School of Law, U.K. Professor Alexandre is also a Global Affiliated Faculty at Emory University’s Vulnerability and Human Condition.

Director of the MacArthur Justice Center and Professor of Law Cliff Johnson spoke to MPB on issues with record keeping in jails.


Faculty Highlights – November 2018

Assistant Professor of Law and MacArthur Justice Center Director Cliff Johnson spoke to the Mississippi Judicial Conference’s Justice Court Conference this month on the proper handling of criminal cases involving indigent defendants. He spoke to the Panola County Bar Association on poverty and criminal justice in Mississippi. Johnson also spoke to the Magnolia Bar Association CLE on “A Local and National Perspective on the State of Criminal Justice in America. In December, he is scheduled to speak at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. as part of a panel discussing the movie Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2, a French documentary regarding a death penalty case handled by Johnson.