Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights – August 2018

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Macey Edmondson was named president-elect of the National Association of Law Student Affairs Professionals.

Professor of Law Michael Hoffheimer‘s “The Stealth Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction” appears as the lead article in the latest Florida Law Review.

Professor of Law Mercer Bullard was quoted about investor reporting by Market Watch 


Faculty Highlights – May 2018

Professor Ron Rychlak was interviewed for an episode of “The Pope,” a series that is on CNN.

A portion of The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, and Prosecution (Angelico Press, 2017), edited by Professor Ron Rychlak, has been updated and adapted for inclusion in the booklet Echoes of Genocide. The booklet was published by the Kurdish Regional Government Representation in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 1988 Halabja genocide against Iraqi Kurds by the Baathist Regime of Saddam Hussein. In addition to a brief narrative of the ISIS’ genocide against the Iraqi Christians, the booklet used two photographs from the book.

Professor Matthew Hall received this year’s Ben A. Hardy Faculty Excellence Award. The Ben A. Hardy Faculty Excellence Award was created March 17, 2006, by a Memorandum of Agreement by Benjamin A. Hardy , Jr. of Mentone, Alabama, donor and The University of Mississippi Foundation.  The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding teaching, scholarship and service by a faculty member from The University of Mississippi School of Law. The recipient of the award is selected annually by the Dean of the School of Law and the President of the Law School Student Body (LSSB).

Kristina Alexander’s article Small Critter, Big Problem: Protecting the Pearl River Map Turtle in Mississippi, was selected as the Featured ELR Article of the Month for the March 2018 issue of the Environmental Law Institute.

Professor Mercer Bullard was mentioned in a Bloomberg article entitled “Private-Equity Giants Get a Surprise Win in $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill.”


Faculty Highlights – February 2018

Professor Will Berry‘s article, Magnifying Miranda, was recently published in the Texas Tech Law Review as part of a symposia on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona. The symposium was held in Lubbock, Texas last April.  The citation for the article is 50 Texas Tech L. Rev. 97 (2017).

Professor Will Berry recently wrote 3 articles for the February issue of the American Bar Association’s magazine PREVIEW, which previews upcoming oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court. He previewed the following cases: Currier v. Virginia, City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt, and Dahda v. United States.

Professor Will Berry recently reviewed a law review article for the online publication, Jotwell. His review, Rethinking Capital Felony Murder, assesses the merits of the article by Guyora Binder, Brenner Fissell, & Robert Weisberg, Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1142 (2017). His essay can be found here: https://crim.jotwell.com/rethinking-capital-felony-murder/.  The citation is William W. Berry III, Rethinking Capital Felony Murder, JOTWELL (February 12, 2018) (reviewing Guyora Binder, Brenner Fissell, & Robert Weisberg, Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1142 (2017)), https://crim.jotwell.com/rethinking-capital-felony-murder/.

Professor Will Berry‘s article, Enhancing “Education”: Rebalancing the Relationship Between Athletics and the University, was recently published in the Louisiana Law Review as part of a symposium on sports law held in January 2017–Blurring Lines: Emerging Trends and Issues in Sports and Gaming Law. The citation is 78 La. L. Rev. 197 (2017), and the article is available here: https://lawreview.law.lsu.edu/issues/.

Professor Ron Rychlak‘s publication Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and Miranda Warnings, 50 Texas Tech Law Rev. 15 (2017) was just published. It argues that Miranda, having become as all-American as baseball, etc., is and has been recognized as an actual part of the Fifth Amendment as opposed to being simply a protective device for the Fifth Amendment.

Professor Stacey Lantagne recently served as the invited Guest of Honor at Illogicon VII, a fan-run sci-fi/fantasy convention. She spoke on panels about fan activities, fair use, and other legal implications of creative activities, like podcasting and book marketing.

Senior Associate Dean Ben Cooper was elected Chair Elect of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility for 2018. We will serve as President of the Section in 2019.

Professor Will Berry was named the Chair-Elect of the Sports Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and will serve in that role during the 2018-19 academic year.