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UM Students Awarded by National Criminal Justice Society

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by staff

Students from the University of Mississippi Legal Studies Department recently traveled to the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in annual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honors society for Criminal Justice, and several students from the UM chapter of the society, Mu Rho, presented papers and projects at the conference. The hard work earned […]

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Legal Studies Graduate Earns Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

Posted on February 28th, 2017 by staff

The 2017 School of Applied Sciences Career Fair ended with a Networking Reception sponsored by the University of Mississippi Alumni Association. The presentation of the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award. The award honors an Applied Sciences alumnus whose professional, leadership, and service achievements are considered meritorious. This year the award was presented to Elizabeth Popernik […]

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Graduate Student Named Holly Springs Officer of the Year

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by staff

Marvin J. Hughes, a criminal justice graduate student in the Legal Studies Department, was named 2016 Officer of the Year by the Holly Springs Police Department in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Following a passion in public service, Hughes started his job with the Holly Springs P.D. in October of 2015 after a referral by Dr. David McElreath, associate […]

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Professors Take Part in Advancing Mississippi Conference

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by staff

JACKSON, MS–A conference titled “Advancing Mississippi: A Better Mississippi for More Mississippians” took place on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University. The conference focused on a number of topics such as employment, health, and education in the state. With over 40 submissions, the conference only chose 13 presentations to be given […]

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Legal Studies 2016 Newsletter Is Here

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by staff

Find out about student, faculty, and alumni news in the 2016 Legal Studies Newsletter. Read here.

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UM-DeSoto Student Wins Highest Award from Legal Studies Department

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by staff

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Though emailing in class is generally frowned upon, McKinley McCarty hoped for an exception when she learned that she had won the Columbus B. Hopper Scholarship. “I just couldn’t sit there and contain my excitement,” said McCarty, a senior paralegal studies major at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven. “As soon […]

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Legal Studies Student Graduates from Honors College with Transformative Experience

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by staff

When Megan Stidd began writing her senior thesis for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, there were no examples in the thesis repository for her to follow. She was the first student with a criminal justice major to write an honors thesis, and she had to break new ground. “Thankfully, […]

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Criminal Justice Community Project Takes First Place in National Meeting

Posted on April 20th, 2016 by staff

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honors society for Criminal Justice, and the University of Mississippi chapter is overseen by Linda Keena, an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Legal Studies.   On March 31, 2016 at the Alpha Phi Sigma Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, the University of Mississippi chapter, […]

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Graduate Student Takes Part in Annual Three Minute Thesis

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by staff

Michael Davis, a Criminal Justice graduate student, took part in the Three Minute Thesis event presented each year by the University of Mississippi’s graduate school. The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland, Australia. The exercise challenges higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their research thesis topic […]

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Professor Named Best of Oxford

Posted on June 18th, 2015 by staff

The Oxford Eagle recently unveiled its Best of Oxford feature on June 5, 2015. Including a number of categories, the recent publication named Dr. Lorri Williamson, assistant professor of Legal Studies, as best professor. Dr. Linda Keena, associate professor of Legal Studies, was also nominated in the category. The Oxford Eagle’s Best of 2015 can be read here.

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