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. 


Faculty Highlights – October 2018

Senior Associate Dean Ben Cooper spoke at the 2018 Appellate Advocacy Seminar sponsored by the Bar Association of the 5th Federal Circuit, Ole Miss Law School and Mississippi College School of Law.

Associate Professor of Law Will Berry published an article in the Law Review at the Washington University School of Law.

Professor of Law Mercer Bullard was quoted in an article for Westlaw.

Professor of Law and Criminal Appeals Clinic Director Phillip Broadhead gave a presentation to the William C. Keady American Inn of the Court last week on “The Value of Mentoring Law Students.”

Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the MacArthur Justice Center Cliff Johnson spoke at Harvard as part of the annual meeting of Harvard Law School’s Mississippi Delta Project. The center is working with Harvard on this statewide expungement project intended to make it easier for indigent Mississippians to have past arrests and convictions removed from their record.

The Summer/Early Fall 2018 edition of the Mississippi Bar magazine, The Mississippi Lawyer, published the article, “Effective Utilization of Technology in the Practice of Law” written by Professor of Law and Criminal Appeals Clinic Director Phillip Broadhead.


Faculty Highlights – September 2018

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Tucker Carrington will be part of a panel discussion at NYU titled “Criminal Injustice: Junk Science, Wrongful Convictions, and Race” Sept. 12.

Associate Professor of Law William Berry published a supplement to the textbook Entertainment, Media, and the Law, Text, Cases, and Problems (Fifth Edition)

Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, co-authored by Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Tucker Carrington, was named a must-read by Kirkus Reviews.

Professor Mike Hoffheimer presented his research on “The Stealth Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction” at a faculty colloquium at the Nebraska College of Law for Constitution Day Sept. 17.

Assistant Professor of Law and MacArthur Justice Center Director Cliff Johnson spoke to students at Mississippi State University for Constitution Day Sept. 17.

Professor Mike Hoffheimer‘s co-authored article Rousseau’s “Rescripting of Daphnis et Chloe for Opera” appears as the first article in the latest issue of Clio. The article argues that Rousseau was responsible for the opera’s words, which have been attributed to someone else for over 200 years. It also shows how Rousseau substantially rewrote the story, departing radically from his classical source.