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School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

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The Legal Studies Spring Newsletter Arrives

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by staff

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.

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Legal Studies Presented Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by staff

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 […]

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Criminal Justice Students Foster Community Connections

Posted on May 4th, 2015 by staff

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 […]

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Legal Studies Graduate Student Wins 1st Place at Conference

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by staff

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 […]

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Graduate Student Selected as Applied Sciences Student of the Month

Posted on December 17th, 2014 by staff

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 […]

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Associate Professor Becomes President-Elect for AAFPE

Posted on November 10th, 2014 by staff

Robert Mongue, associate professor in the paralegal studies program at the University of Mississippi, was elected as the President-Elect of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

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Dr. Linda Keena Elected as ACA Delegate

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by staff

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.

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Legal Studies Alumni Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by staff

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 Ghraib prison. For more information regarding Sandifer’s nomination, read Mississippi soldier nominated for Nobel Peace Prize […]

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Legal Studies Graduate Receives Honor from Mississippi Department of Corrections

Posted on August 26th, 2014 by Garrett Crowe

Elizabeth Popernik, a graduate of the University of Mississippi criminal justice program and a field officer with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), received an Extra Effort award from MDOC in April. She was among the recipients given an award for the second quarter of the year. The Legal Studies Department congratulates Elizabeth on her […]

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Carol Forsythe Recognized with Frist Student Service Award

Posted on April 29th, 2014 by Walter Flaschka

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 chosen from dozens of nominees who were submitted by students, alumni, faculty and staff. A chancellor’s committee weighed […]

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