Professor of Law, Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government, and Faculty Athletics Representative Ron Rychlak oversaw the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), in Boca Raton, Florida July 28 – August 3. He hosted the Call for Papers Luncheon, chaired the Steering Committee meeting and the Board Meeting, addressed the Global Legal Education Association Consortium, and presented a paper on New Defenses at the International Criminal Court.
MacArthur Justice Center Director Cliff Johnson was quoted in a Mississippi Today article and an article by Pro Publica about prison conditions in Mississippi. Johnson also spoke to the Washington Post this month about ICE raids in Mississippi. Johnson continued speaking with national media outlets throughout August, and CNN interviewed him for a story released Aug. 21. He also spoke with marketplace.org about the economic impact of the raids.
Associate Professor of Law Antonia Eliason’s article, “Using the WTO to Facilitate the Paris Agreement: A Tripartite Approach,” was recently published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Eliason also had her article, “Evident Partiality and the Judicial Review of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Awards: An Argument for ISDS Reform,” recently published in the Georgetown International Law Journal.
University of Mississippi School of Law professors Michael Hoffheimer and Will Berry were among 290 criminal law and mental health professionals who signed the amicus brief in Kahler v. Kansas in June. The brief urges the Supreme Court to hold that the Constitution prevents states from abolishing the insanity defense.
Michelle Hanlon, air and space law instructor, research counsel and associate director of the Center for Air and Space Law, has been appointed Chair of the International Committee of the National Space Society.
Molly Fergusson, professor of the practice of law, will present “Listening to Each Other: Integrating Student Stories in First Year Legal Writing to Develop Critical Lawyering Skills” at the 2019 Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Boulder, CO in July.