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Newsworthy Professor Farish Percy Elected to American Law Institute University of Mississippi School of Law Professor Farish Percy is among the newly elected members of the American Law Institute. The American Law Institute, or ALI, is a national independent organization with the goal of producing scholarship to improve upon and clarify the law. According to ALI’s website, the work of its members has become influential in courts, legislatures, legal scholarship and education. Percy joined the UM Law faculty in 2001 after practicing law for eight years in tort litigation, commercial litigation and appellate practice. During that time, she tried cases in state and federal courts in Mississippi and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Mississippi Supreme Court. White House, DOJ Recognized UM Law’s Housing Clinic for Pursuing Stronger Access to Justice and Court Reform on Eviction Prevention The White House and the Department of Justice virtually convened 99 law schools that responded to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession to address the housing and eviction crisis. Ole Miss Law was among those schools. The UM Law Housing Clinic led by Associate Professor Desiree Hensley, allows law students to assist individuals and families who are facing eviction or foreclosure and victims of predatory lending practices and illegal lockouts. The Housing Clinic sued an apartment owner, property manager and constable for taking the belongings of client Samantha Conner. In December 2021, a federal judge found Mississippi’s eviction law unconstitutional and struck down a portion of it that allows landlords to take the personal property of tenants who are behind on their payments.     7 

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