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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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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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