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.
News & Events
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]