University Law School
The University of MS School of Law School works within the University’s broader mission, of which one of its goals is service to the State though efforts to be a leader in providing service to the public, through the application and dissemination of its expertise and knowledge, in Mississippi, the region, and the nation. This public service function is fulfilled through a variety of outreach programs involving almost all academic disciplines.
The Innocence Project serves as host to an especially effective program affiliated with the UM Law school: Innocence Clinic. The mission of our clinical program is to educate students in the practical art of lawyering while providing quality legal representation to our clients. The director, as well as each staff member, is committed to creating a model of exceptional dedication and lawyering for our clients, and then inculcating that ethos in our students. The clinic itself offers students a unique opportunity to serve the public; to explore career possibilities; to gain first-hand insight into the strategic and ethical dimensions of the profession; and to acquire valuable legal skills. We trust that when the students leave our clinic they will have participated in one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences in law school.