Posts Tagged ‘Richard Gershon’

Ole Miss launches new law/engineering program

OXFORD — Following a national trend to make higher education more “user-friendly,” the University of Mississippi schools of Engineering and Law have joined forces to create a new program that provides early admission to the latter. Through the accelerated law program, students in the general engineering pre-law program can be admitted into a fast-tracked Bachelor […] [...]

Electing or appointing?

Each system has its advantages, disadvantages In Mississippi judges are elected and appointed. Is one method better than the other? Often judges are appointed to fill unexpired terms and go on to be elected to their own terms. Nine justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court are elected from three districts. Non-partisan elections are staggered so […] [...]

Changes normal for judicial system

Recent judicial turnover causes confusion among citizens Recent changes among judges in Mississippi’s judicial system may be confusing to some state citizens, but legal experts say the turnover is the natural progression of keeping judges on the courts’ benches. An appointment to the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court left a vacancy on the Mississippi Supreme Court, […] [...]

Dean: Ole Miss law school most under-valued in US

New Ole Miss dean wants to tell the world of school’s value Richard Gershon took the reins as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law last July with a vision of making the Oxford school better known nationally and internationally. “It’s the most under-valued law school in the country,” he said. “The faculty […] [...]

Hispanics and the law

Legal system challenged by growing Latino population Earlier this year, Madison County Sheriff Toby Trowbridge told a State Senate panel that his officers were picking up illegal immigrants nearly on the hour. Trowbridge told lawmakers these extra bookings were creating an extraordinary burden on his department. Now the question is can the legal system handle […] [...]

Gershon named UM law school dean

Richard Gershon, founding dean of the Charleston (S.C.) School of Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law. Gershon’s appointment begins July 1, pending approval by the state College Board. He replaces Samuel Davis, who is returning to teaching. Gershon also served in administrative and academic roles at […] [...]

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