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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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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.
On April 21, 2015, The University of Mississippi Department of Legal Studies was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Victims of Crime from Warden Ian Wallace at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, MO. Dr. Linda Keena, associate professor of legal studies, and a group of undergraduate and graduate students […]
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 rate of population growth. According to the Sentencing Project, blacks in Mississippi are incarcerated at […]
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 topics such as criminal justice internships, legal policy, and police behavior & decision-making. UM students […]
Kelly McCall is a first year graduate student, pursuing her master’s degree in criminal justice from the Department of Legal Studies. She graduated cum laude from Missouri State University in Springfield, holding a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She is currently a graduate assistant for the legal studies department. “Kelly McCall has demonstrated outstanding performance as a […]