University of Mississippi School of Law
The University of Mississippi School of Law is a well-regarded public law school located in Oxford, Mississippi. The school well known for five programs which it operates in addition to the regular legal training that forms the core of its curriculum. Perhaps the most prominent program administered by the University of Mississippi School of Law is the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law. This research facility is concerned with studying new developments in the field of aerospace law. The University of Mississippi School of Law offers a degree in aerospace law.
Another facility operated by the University of Mississippi School of Law is National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law. This organization is concerned with the criminal justice system. Specifically, this component of the University of Mississippi School of Law is primarily concerned with considering how laws concerning the administration of justice can be adjusted to be better administer justice.
Among the programs currently being run by the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law, one is a Cyber Crime Initiative designed to train legal officials and help develop law on the prosecution of cyber crime. Another program is the Fourth Amendment Initiative, which works to provide continuing information and advice regarding search and seizure law enforcement tactics.
Another facility operated by the University of Mississippi School of Law is the Mississippi Innocence Project. This division of the school is concerned with investigating the cases of people who have been arrested, convicted and incarcerated for crimes which they have not committed. They provide legal representation for prisoners, work to develop legislation to reform the criminal justice system, and provide assistance for prisoners who have been released and need aid in reintegrating into society.
Another facility operated by the University of Mississippi School of Law is the Mississippi Law Research Institute, which is an official part of the state government. This institute serves as an advisory body in the creation of legislation for the state legislature, municipalities and state agencies. The Mississippi Law Research Institute also helps advise state universities. Its purpose is to provide research and information in an objective fashion.
Two subdivisions of the Mississippi Law Research Institute are the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Problem and the National Sea Grant Law Center. Both of these programs are concerned with researching and providing assistance in matters related to marine and coastal issues.
Another program operated by the University of Mississippi School of Law is the Mississippi Judicial College. The purpose of this organization is to train personnel who work in the state court system. These personnel include judges at all levels of the state court system, as well as court administrators, clerks and reporters. The Mississippi Judicial College also provides technical support to the courts and works to convey information to the state legislature about the needs of the court system.