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" The personable professors seek one-on- one relationships with students. Additionally, the faculty has a pronounced interest in providing the best legal education available. " d ' ui tiJea t ' jOMP Student •A law student catches up on some last minute studying before her class, (top) •Students share notes and studying tips after class, (middle) •Reading, reading, reading. ..law school is noto- rious for its incredible amount of work, (bottom) Academics • 96 Stephen Miles
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♦ " In my four years at Ole Miss, I have sen tremendous leaps forward in graduate education. The University is committed to graduate education, and the academic program is definitely moving in the right direction. " laduatey Student Stephen Miles Tejas Spandya • Fine Arts Graduate student finishes one of her latest projects, (above left) •Dan He. MBA student from China, finds time for extra research, (above) •Anthony Steinriede, a student in the Master of Accountancy program, stud- ies during a quiet moment in the library, (left) Tejas Spandya Academics • 95
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The ScnacU or CUAJy The University of Mississippi The University of Mississippi School of Law legal scholars to the Ole Miss campus to expand each has a tradition of academic excellence. The law student ' s education and continue the legacy of academ department at Ole Miss was created by the Mississippi ic excellence. Every four years, the 5th Circuit Court State Legislature in 1854, just six years after the open- of Appeals hears cases on the Ole Miss campus. The ing of the University. Seven students and one professor justices visited Oxford this past February to hold a started the law department making the Ole Miss School court session. of Law the fourth oldest state- supported law school in the United States. Before the open- ing of the University of Mississippi law department, many Mississippians traveled to the University of Virginia for law school or they apprenticed under attorneys. In 1921, the University of Mississippi officially established the School of Law. The initial department has evolved into today ' s Law Center. The mod- em Lamar Hall, the home of the Law Center, was named after L.Q.C. Lamar. Lamar was the first law professor at Ole Miss and a former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The American Bar Association endorses the Law School, and it is a mem- ber of the Association of American Law Schools. The University of Mississippi Law Center includes the School of Law, the Law Research Institute, the Criminal Justice Institute, and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Ninety credits are required to graduate, and law school students may obtain a J.D. or J.D. M.B.A. degree. The School of Law has eleven endowed lectures and chairs that bring The Law Center has 504 students from various states and universities. Twenty-eight fac- ulty members are legal scholars who focus on research in addi- tion to scholarship. The Law Library, a valuable tool for research and studying, contains over 260,000 volumes. In keep- s4sy tke oudA aldesi ing with the technological ScAool ol aVUy CCmUrV ' improvemems at the University, V the Law Library now has an . . online system and microcom- lyves Us te xici of acudemio puter lab exceMencey, scAaia isAifZ; and tesewixJi . I Student involvement is key to the legal education that the Law Center provides. Law students edit and publish the Mississippi Law Journal, and they administer the Moot Court program. The rigorous academ- ic program attracts prospective employers to Ole Miss law students; therefore, one hundred potential employ- ers interview Ole Miss students each year. Distinguished students coupled with a dedicated faculty continue to further the academic reputation of the Ole Miss School of Law throughout the nation. The School of Law produces leaders who will influence our society well into the 21st century. story by Claire Hust Academics • 97
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