James McClure Memorial Lectures Established in 1979 by James McClure, Jr., and Mrs. Tupper McClure Lampton in memory of their father, James McClure, who was the senior member of the law firm of McClure, McClure, and May, a member of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, chairman of the Mississippi State Oil and Gas Board, and president of The University of Mississippi Alumni Association. PHELPSDUNBAR SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established in 1997 by the law firm ofPhelps Dunbar and awarded every three years to an entering law student. E.S. The inaugural lecture was given by Chief Judge Emeritus Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. WILLIAM M. PACE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW,established by Missy and Chris Calero, daughter and son-in-law of the late Billy Pace of Amory and presented to a second-year law student who is a resident of Monroe County, Mississippi. Professor Richard L. Barnes is the Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Distinguished Lecturer. JAMES OLIVER EASTLAND SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established to pay tribute to Senator Eastland for his many years of outstanding service to the state of Mississippi and the United States; awarded annually to entering law students who are Mississippi residents and who have demonstrated superior academic ability, good moral character, and motivation for the study and practice of law. Ray M. and Louise Oliver Stewart Law Endowment Fund Established by Ray M. and Louise O. Stewart for the purpose of awarding scholarships and providing funds for areas of need as deemed appropriate by the dean of the School of Law. Matthews Lectures Established by a bequest in the will of the late Percy A. Matthews, the lectures honor the testators noted wife, Honorable Burnita Shelton Matthews, judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. HAROLD O. GRISSOM, JR. & GRISSOMS DOMESTIC LAW FIRMS EXCELLENCE IN FAMILY LAW SCHOLARSHIP Presented to a full-time law student who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to academic excellence in the area of family law and has a sincere desire to practice and serve in the area of family law upon graduation. Mississippi Law Journal Endowment Established to provide funds for the publication, operations and other expenditures of theMississippi Law Journal. JOSEPH N. CORSALE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established in memory of the late, Joseph N. Corsale; awarded to a first-year law student with an undergraduate grade point of a 3.0 with first preference given to a student from the state of New York. Richards; Professor Jules Coleman, Yale Law School; Professor Stanley Eugene Fish, Duke University; Professor Martha A. Fineman, Columbia School of Law; Professor Joel Feinberg, the University of Arizona; Professor Ronald Dworkin, New York University and University College, Oxford, England; Professor Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago, and Professor Brian Leiter, University of Texas at Austin. EDWARD J. BOGEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by friends and family of the late Edward J. Bogen, a Greenville attorney and former president of the Ole Miss Law Alumni Chapter; to be awarded annually to a deserving law student. Ben A. Hardy Faculty Excellence Award Endowment Established to recognize outstanding teaching, scholarship and service by a faculty member from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Lectureship in Law Established by Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., of Laurel, Mississippi. CHRISTOPHER P. CHARLTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established by friends and relatives of the late Christopher P. Charlton, a 1981 law graduate; awarded as a three-year scholarship to an entering law student. Additional support has been provided for faculty research and student scholarships. K. HAYES CALLICUTT SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by the Jackson law firm of Shell, Buford, Bufkin, Callicutt, and Perry to honor senior partner K. Hayes Callicutt and awarded annually to an entering law student. CHARLESE. CULPEPER FOUNDATION, INC., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Inc.; awarded to deserving entering minority law students. UNIVERSITYOF MISSISSIPPITAX LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP Presented for three years to an entering law student with an accounting or business background. The purpose of the lectures is to stimulate creative and analytical thinking concerning the laws role in society. Judge Matthews was a native Mississippian and the first woman to serve in the United States as a federal district judge. BRYANT, CLARK, DUKES, BLAKESLEE, RAMSAY, AND HAMMOND SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by the Gulfport/Hattiesburg law firm to honor the late Mr. Rae Bryant, founding partner of the firm; awarded triennially to an entering law student. Leonard B. Melvin, Jr., Endowed Fund for Excellence in Clinical Legal Education Established to provide income for the needs and operations of the Civil Legal Clinic. MISSISSIPPI TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATIONS FRANCIS S. BOWLING SCHOLARSHIPEstablished by the MTLA and presented annually to the student who has demonstrated academic ability, leadership ability, and trial advocacy skills. LEVI PETTIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established by the Erwin E. Smith Foundation in memory of Levi Pettis. HARVEY LEE MORRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Establishedby the friends, relatives, and colleagues of the late Mr. Morrison; awarded to deserving second- or third-year law students. JULIUS OWEN MOSS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by the family in memory of Julius Owen Moss of Lucedale, Mississippi, a 1936 graduate of The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded annually to a deserving entering or upper-class law student. The purpose of the lectures is to strengthen the teaching of legal ethics at the law school by providing funds to support distinguished visiting attorneys and judges. Professor Gary Myers is the current Ray M. and Louise O. Stewart Lecturer in Law. JUDGE WILLIAM ALLEN PEPPER, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP,sponsored by the Mississippi Chapter of ABOTA, and presented annually to a third year law student who exemplifies the principles of civility, integrity and professionalism and the dedication to service which characterized the life of Judge Pepper. MEDGAR EVERS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Created to help the school attract high-achieving and promising students who also strengthen diversity at the University of Mississippi School of Law. ADAMS AND REESE PRO BONO AWARD Presented annually to the law student who has made a demonstrated commitment through voluntary pro bono efforts by assisting the indigent while in law school. BILL LISTON MEMORIAL ABOTA SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in memory of the Late Bill Liston by members of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates to provide a scholarship for a deserving student who is a Mississippi resident. Pittman, Germany, Roberts & Welsh Lamar Order Endowment Established to provide academic enrichment, library support, faculty research, as well as research assistance, at the School of Law. Roberts of Hattiesburg; awarded annually to an outstanding law student who is a resident of the state of Mississippi. ETHRIDGE, JR., MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends in memory of Judge W.N. OVERTON AND LAVONA CURRIE ENDOWMENT Established by Mr. And Mrs. Overton Currie of Atlanta; awarded to an entering law student for three years. MARY ANN WELSH AND JEANNE D. DEWEESE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established in 1998 by Jackson attorney C. Victor Welsh III to honor in perpetuity Mary Ann Welsh and Jeanne D. Deweese and to assist an entering law student who has demonstrated scholastic ability and financial need. JEAN AND JOHN M. BEE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Bee; may be awarded to a deserving entering or upper-class law student. Recipients will serve in an internship program with the Winter Institute each year. ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established by Mr. M.M. BUNKLEY, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends, family, and former law students in memory of the late dean of The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to a deserving law student. LIX J. FRUG SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by Rosemary Frug Robinson, Lix J. Frug, Jr., and Don L. Frug in memory of Lix J. Frug; to assist deserving young men and women who are pursuing an education in law at The University of Mississippi. WILLIAM F. WINTER/ALLAN P. BENNETT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established in 2006 by the law firm of Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis to honor William F. Winter as the first holder of the Jamie Whitten Chair of Law and Government at The University of Mississippi and to honor the memory of Allan P. Bennett, our law school graduate and former chairman of the board of directors of the firm; awarded as an academic scholarship based on need and merit to an entering law student. LESTER ROBERT DUNHAM, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in 2005 as a gift from the estate of Mr. Lester R. Dunham, who named the scholarship in memory of his son, Lester Robert Dunham, Jr., a 1974 graduate of the law school; awarded annually to a nonresident based on need and merit. Boyce Holleman Debate Series Endowment Established to bring in speakers of prominence who will debate upon a subject relevant to law, politics, business, or any other subject of interest to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the School of Law. Subsequent lecturers have been New York University Professor David A.J. ALLEN DANIEL HODGES SCHOLARSHIPENDOWMENT IN OIL AND GAS LAW Established in 2014 in memory of Daniel Hodges. Jessie D. Puckett, Jr., Law Endowment Established by Jessie D. Puckett, Jr., to provide funds for supplementing the salaries of law faculty members as deemed appropriate by the dean of the School of Law. Mitchell, McNutt, and Sams Lectureship in Law Established by the northeast Mississippi law firm of Mitchell, McNutt, and Sams to reward assistant and associate professors for outstanding contributions to the School of Law. PROLEGIA SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Awarded to an entering student.
Preference given to Panola County, Mississippi, residents and to residents of counties contiguous to Panola County. LAMAR ORDER SCHOLARSHIP Established by the Lamar Order and awarded to an entering student for three years. RAYMOND L. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established by friends and colleagues of Pascagoula attorney Raymond L. Brown as a three-year academic scholarship to be awarded to an entering law student as selected by the scholarship committee. RAY S. MIKELL LAW SCHOLARSHIP Established by the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr., Charitable Foundation to honor the late Kosciusko attorney Ray S. Mikell; awarded for three years to a Mississippi resident having attended his or her last two years of high school in Mississippi. The scholarship will be offered in years when Oil and Gas Law Classes are offered to a full-time law student who demonstrates exceptional academic and/or professional achievement in the area of oil and gas law. May be awarded to an entering or upper-class student. GRENES & ETHEL LAE FREILER SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established byC. York Craig, Jr., of Jackson; awarded to entering Mississippi resident based on need. GUTHRIE T. ABBOTT SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends of Professor Guff Abbott upon the occasion of his retirement from The University of Mississippi School of Law. MISSISSIPPI CORPORATE COUNSEL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in 2004 by the Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association and awarded annually to an upper-class law student who has excelled academically and demonstrated a sincere interest in corporate/business law practice. After taking senior judge status in 1968, she continued her distinguished legal career for several more years. VICTOR ISREAL FLEITAS SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENTEntering full-time law students who are residents of: (1) First priority: Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties, Florida; (2) Second Priority: Lee County, Mississippi; (3) Third Priority: Pontotoc, Itawamba, Prentiss, Monroe, Union, Alcorn, or Tishomingo counties, Mississippi. JAMES McCLURE, SR., AND HELENE POWELL McCLURE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by James McClure, Jr., to honor the memory of his parents; awarded to a deserving law student. WILLIAM M. CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established by the friends of the late Dr. William M. Champion, a distinguished member of the law school faculty from1965 until his retirement in 1998, and to assist deserving law students. THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY/GEORGE PAYNE COSSAR, SR., SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established by Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company, John T. Cossar, president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Title, and his brothers, George P. Cossar, Jr., and Bill F. Cossar; memorializes the late George Payne Cossar, Sr., Law School Class of 1931, and honors the many attorneys from throughout the Mid-South who have provided years of excellent service to Mississippi Valley Title; awarded annually to a second-year student who has demonstrated excellence in academics and extracurricular activities. JUDGE ARTHUR B. CLARK, JR., AND ARTHUR B. CLARK, SR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established to honor the late Judge Arthur B. Clark, Jr., and his father, Arthur B. Clark, Sr.; awarded annually to a deserving full-time law student. DR. JAMES D. TURNER PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SCHOLARSHIP FUND Established in memory of the late Dr. James D. Turner to advance Law students efforts to work in public interest, particularly if their interests are connected to innocence work. Awarded to an entering law studentas an academic scholarship. It is preferred that the recipient be dedicated to physical fitness, as Richie was. LAMAR ORDER/TOM B. SCOTT, JR., SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established in 1999 to honor Tom B. Scott, Jr.; awarded to an entering law student as an academic scholarship, with preference given to graduates of Millsaps College. LAMAR HARDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in2002 by the granddaughters of Mr. Hardy, who served as U.S. attorney for the SouthernDistrict of New York prior to his death in 1950; awarded to a deserving student. BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGSLLP/WILLIAM WINTER INSTITUTEFOR RACIAL RECONCILIATION SCHOLARSHIPIN LAW ENDOWMENT Establishedin 2005 as an academic scholarship and awarded to an entering law student with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. WILL A. Bud B. Whetstone of Little Rock, Arkansas; awarded to a deserving law student. RHEA TANNEHILL LAW SCHOLARSHIP Established in 2004 by Oxford attorney and law school graduate Rhea Tannehill and awarded annually to an upper-class student with financial need. BESSIE YOUNG COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP Established by the members of the Bessie Young Council to recognize Bessie Young, who became the first woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi Law School. Green, Professor Michael H. Hoffheimer, and Professor Ronald J. Rychlak are the MDLA Distinguished Professors of Law, and Professor Emeritus William M. Champion is the MDLA Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Preference will be given to students from Mississippi. Watson and Professor Milner S. Ball, University of Georgia School of Law; Judge Constance Baker Motley, Southern District Court of New York; Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; John R. Grisham, Jr., attorney and author; Professor Edward J. Larson, University of Georgia; Professor Roberta Romano, Yale Law School; Professor Walter Wadlington, University of Virginia Law School; Dean Frank Wu, Wayne State University Law School; John C. Coffee, Columbia Law School; and Deborah L. Rhode, Stanford University. JUDGE FRANK W. ALEXANDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established by family and friends of Judge Frank W. Alexander to honor his memory; awarded annually as an academic scholarship to law students from Hancock, Harrison, or Stone counties. WILLIAM EDWARD McINTYRE, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in 2004 by Harriet McIntyre Humphreys to honor the memory of her husband, a 1948 graduate of our law school; awarded as an academic scholarship to an entering student based on need and merit. MISSISSIPPI BAR REAL PROPERTY SECTION AWARDPresentedannually to the student excelling in the study of Real Property. LAMAR ORDER/EARL R. WILSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established in 2001 by the family of the late Earl R. Wilson in his memory; awarded as an academic scholarship to an entering law student from Mississippi for three years of law school. HARVEY HENDERSON SCHOLARSHIP Established in 2000 by Harvey Henderson. J.P. COLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in memory of the late J.P. Coleman, who served as governor of Mississippi and as judge for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; awarded to an entering student for three years. LOUIS WESTERFIELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established in 1996 in memory of the late Dean Louis Westerfield and awarded to an entering law student. Professor Larry Pittman, Associate Professor Charles Brower, Associate Professor Matthew R. Hall, Associate Professor Jack Nowlin, Associate Professor E. Farish Percy and Associate Professor Lisa Roy are receiving salary supplements from the Puckett Endowment. JOHN T. ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established in memory of John T. Armstrong to a full-time law student who is a resident a Mississippi and demonstrates financial need. WINSTON BROWNLEE PRUDE SCHOLARSHIP Established by Mrs. Sally Scribner Prude in memory of her son, Winston Brownlee Prude; awarded to a deserving law student. Lamar Order Endowment Established by the Lamar Order to provide support for the areas of greatest need at the School of Law. ED D. NOBLE, SR., AND DORA F. NOBLE SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Established in 2001 by Ed D. Noble, Jr., and Richard G. Noble, the sons of Ed and Dora Noble, to honor their parents; awarded to an entering law student who is a graduate of The University of Mississippi. Lecturers in the series have included Dr. James P. White of Indiana University Law School and consultant on legal education for the American Bar Association; Dean F. Hodge ONeal, Washington University School of Law; Judge Manfred Lachs, president, The International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands; Professor Daniel J. Meador, University of Virginia; Lawrence G. Wallace, deputy solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice; Professor Francis A. Allen, University of Florida; Professor J. Clay Smith, Jr., Howard University; Professor John C. Jeffries, Jr., University of Virginia; Professor Thomas F. Guernsey, University of Richmond; Professor William A.J. CLAUDE F. CLAYTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends and family in memory of Judge Claude F. Clayton, who served as U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Mississippi and as judge for the 5th U.S. MISSISSIPPI BAR ADR SECTION AWARD Presentedannually to the law students excelling in the ADR class. LAMARORDER/MAYOMALLETTE, PLLC, SCHOLARSHIPINLAW Establishedin 2001 by the Oxford law firm of Mayo Mallette, PLLC; academic scholarship awarded to an entering law student for three years. BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ, PC, OUTSTANDING COMMENT AWARD Established by the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, to recognize two members of theMississippi Law Journalfor exemplary legal research and writing. DEAN J.W. Jack Travis, Jr., and Jane McCarty Travis, and by their family and friends, and awarded annually to deserving men and women from Mississippi who are students at The University of Mississippi School of Law. JOHN H. FOX, JR., MEMORIAL LAW SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends of the late John H. Fox, Jr., a former professor of law at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to a deserving law student. WRIGHT LAW FIRM FAMILY LAW AWARD,presented by the Wright Law Firm of Jackson to an outstanding law student who demonstrates an unusual aptitude for family law and a promise for a career in family law. WILLIAM BURNS SHAW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends and family in memory of William Burns Shaw, professor of law at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded to an entering or upper-class law student. THE DEWEES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW ENDOWMENT Awarded to a full-time law student who did not otherwise qualify for financial aid and who is dedicated, hardworking and maintains a G.P.A. DANIEL, COKER, HORTON, AND BELL FIRM SCHOLARSHIP Awarded to a full time law student who contributes to the diversity of the student population of the School of Law. LAMAR N. SCOTTY PALMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT Established by Donnie and Patty Brock of Greenwood and Carson M. Hughes of Jackson to honor the late Scotty Palmer; preference is given to law students who attended Mississippi State University as undergraduates and who are entering students. MISSISSIPPI BAR HEALTH LAW SECTION AWARDPresentedannually to the student excelling in the study of capital health law. EARL W. DeHART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established by friends in memory of Earl W. DeHart, a Memphis, Tennessee, attorney and adjunct professor at The University of Mississippi School of Law; awarded on the basis of scholastic accomplishment, participation in campus activities, and financial need. STEPHEN GOROVE-MYERS S. McDOUGAL SPACE LAW AWARD,presented annually by Mr. Arthur M. Dula of Houston, Texas, in honor of the United States longest academic space law tradition, and particularly for the contributions made by the late Dr. Stephen Gorove, founder of theJournal of Space Law, at the law school and presented to two students who have distinguished themselves in service to theJournal of Space Law. BENJAMIN H. SANDERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN LAW Established in 2000 by the friends and family of Oxford attorney Benjamin H. Sanders, a 1991 graduate of our law school; awarded as a three-year academic scholarship based on academic achievement and need. JUDGE NEAL B. BIGGERS, JR., CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AWARD Presented annually and awarded to the top student excelling in the Constitutional Law classes.