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UM LAW Faculty Highlights  WILL BERRY, Associate Dean for Research, continues to teach and write about criminal law and sports law. His recent law review articles appear in the Florida Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. During the last year, his work has been cited over 50 times by state and federal courts, including the North Carolina and Iowa Supreme Courts. In 2022, he organized a series of online conversations by SEC law faculty on Name, Image, and Likeness and the new edition of his Sports Law textbook will be published in 2023. He also leads the Cambridge Summer Program that restarted in summer 2022 after a two-year Covid hiatus. YVETTE BUTLER, Assistant Professor of Law, is an award-winning teacher and scholar who writes about the constitutional implications of criminalized survival strategies, such as sex work. She teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Critical Race Theory, and Gender Law. Butler has published in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, co-authored two interdisciplinary book chapters in the Routledge Handbook of Social Work and Sexualities, and has received coveted praise for her writings in the legal Journal of Things We Like Lots (JOTWELL) and the Legal Theory Blog. She has appeared in or been quoted several times in popular media, such as CNN, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and more. DAVID CASE, Professor of Law, regularly teaches Contracts, Contract Negotiation and Drafting, Civil Procedure I & II, Property, and Administrative Law. He also annually teaches Introduction to American Law and Reasoning to undergraduate students as part of the law school’s continuing relationship with the university Honors College. He currently serves as a member of the Mississippi Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules and was named one of “Mississippi’s Leading Attorneys” by the MS Business Journal in 2019. His most recent law review article, A Pedagogical Rationale for the Law Professor as Moot Court Coach, was published in the Mississippi Law Journal. MARIE COPE, Associate Clinical Professor, has continued to work with the Law School Clinical Programs as the Co-Director of the Transactional Law Clinic since the Spring of 2013. She and her students assist low- income entrepreneurs and small non-profit organizations to foster economic development, increase access to capital, and promote job growth. In addition to being a member of the Clinical Faculty, she teaches Contract Drafting and Negotiation and serves as Co-Director of the Business Law Institute which includes the Business Law Fellowship Program and the Negotiation Board. BEN COOPER, Senior Associate Dean, continues to oversee the academic program at the law school while also teaching, writing, and speaking about professional responsibility and civil procedure. Early in the pandemic, he presented a talk entitled “Preliminary Thoughts on Access to Justice in the Age of COVID-19” as part of the Clarke Prize CLE sponsored by Gonzaga University School of Law and it was published in the Gonzaga Law Review. In Fall 2022, was invited to speak about regulatory reform in the delivery of legal services to the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit Annual Conference in New Orleans and to deliver the Distinguished Lecture for the Miller Becker Center for Professional Responsibility at the University of Akron School of Law on the same topic. In 2020, he was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and in 2021, he completed his second three-year term on the Mississippi Bar Ethics Committee. He also continues to serve in leadership roles for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. SUSAN DUNCAN, Dean, continues to hold national leadership roles. Currently, she serves as the immediate Past-President of Scribes, a national organization of legal writers. She also previously chaired the Association of American Law Schools Section on the Dean. Duncan co-authored an article with her mentee, a UM undergraduate student, that they presented at a symposium on race, racism, and the media. The article, “Control, Creators, and Content: The Past, Present, and Future of Diversity in Media Ownership,” will appear in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives. The Mississippi Business Journal recently named her as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Businesswomen for 2022. Duncan also taught a leadership course in Fall, 2022. ANTONIA ELIASON, Associate Professor of Law, continues to focus her research on the intersections of international economic law and sustainable development, with a particular focus on climate change. Her recent articles have been published in the Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law and Policy, the Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and the World Trade Review. She has been invited to participate in a number of international roundtable discussions on recent international trade and climate change developments. In addition to her regular courses, she co-taught a seminar on contemporary problems in law and politics with FEC vice-chair Allen Dickerson Fall, 2022. MOLLY FERGUSSON, Professor of the Practice of Law, is serving as co-director of the Business Law Institute and advisor to the Negotiation Board. Fergusson recently published a chapter about using legal writing pedagogy to enhance teaching across the law school curriculum in a lawyering skills text and served as a reviewer for the third edition of Bryan Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English. Fergusson currently serves as the Reporter for the subcommittee of the Mississippi Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure which is engaging in the restyle of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure.         23 

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