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The Legal Studies Spring Newsletter Arrives

Learn about what’s happening with alumni, faculty, paralegal studies, criminal justice, awards and honors in the Spring 2015 Legal Studies Newsletter. View and/or download the Newsletter here.

Criminal Justice Students Foster Community Connections

Mississippi has one of the highest adult incarceration rates in the nation. The Pew Charitable Trusts has reported that the prison population in the state has grown by over 300% during the past three decades, a rate that far outstrips Mississippi’s … Continued

Legal Studies Graduate Student Wins 1st Place at Conference

Several students in the School of Applied Sciences’ Legal Studies program recently made a trip to the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Held in Orlando, Florida, the ACJS conference contained panels, roundtables, and workshops on … Continued

Dr. Linda Keena Elected as ACA Delegate

Linda Keena, associate professor of legal studies and interim graduate studies coordinator, was recently elected as delegate to the Assembly of the American Corrections Association.

Legal Studies Alumni Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to Army Reserve Sgt. Randy Sandifer, who graduated with a degree in criminal justice from University of Mississippi in 2009, for his Nobel Peace Prize nomination. His environmental research while deployed in Iraq helped close the doors of Abu … Continued

Carol Forsythe Recognized with Frist Student Service Award

Congratulations to Carol Forsythe, senior secretary in the Department of Legal Studies! She is a Frist Student Service Award honoree, one of only two at the University of Mississippi. Carol was selected in recognition of her exceptional service to students. She was … Continued