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Landlord Evicts Tenant, Keeps Everything – Even Her Vaseline

Mississippi Law Allows Landlords To Kick Tenants Out And Keep All Their Personal Property OXFORD, Miss. – Last year, Columbus resident Samantha Conner was evicted from her apartment and had…Continued

After Six Trials and Over 23 Years Since His Arrest, the Charges Against Curtis Flowers are Finally Dismissed

For Immediate Release:  September 4, 2020 Contact: Rob McDuff, 601-259-8484   Breaking: After Six Trials and Over 23 Years Since His Arrest, the Charges Against Curtis Flowers, Subject of “In…Continued

U.S. Supreme Court Heard MacArthur Justice Center Case

On Nov. 3, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the University of Mississippi School of Law MacArthur Justice Center case of State of Mississippi v. Brett Jones.   Jones…Continued

UM Law Faculty Serve on ABA Reading Group to Evaluate Qualifications of Supreme Court Nominee

OXFORD, Miss. - Twelve University of Mississippi School of Law professors just completed service as part of a reading group for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal…Continued

UM Black Law Student Association Builds a Home for a Client in Need

OXFORD, Miss. — By training, lawyers aren’t architects, engineers, or builders. But in the service of their clients, lawyers do bring such people together. And, as a consequence and in…Continued

Curtis Flowers Defense Team Receives Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award

UM Law’s Innocence Project has represented Flowers since 2015 This week, the Southern Center for Human Rights awarded the Curtis Flowers defense team, which includes the George C. Cochran Innocence…Continued

UM Law PBI Receives 2020 Pro Bono Award

OXFORD, Miss. - The University of Mississippi School of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative is a recipient of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 Pro Bono Award. “I am appreciative to…Continued

UM Law Student Among CLEO 2020 Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Civil Rights Scholarship Recipients

Largo, Md. - The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has selected their 2020 Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Civil Rights Scholars. Five outstanding first-year law students who are passionate…Continued

BLSA Hosts Donation Drive for Boys and Girls Club

OXFORD, Miss. - The Constance Slaughter-Harvey chapter of the Black Law Students Association at the University of Mississippi School of Law is hosting a donation drive for sanitation supplies for…Continued

Second Annual Southern Classic Trial Advocacy Competition

Date: Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 14, 2021 Location: Online Application Due Date: No later than November 1, 2020 Competition Fee: $300.00 The University of Mississippi School of Law…Continued