Law Schools: New Misery at Ole Miss

More than any other institution, the University of Mississippi Law School has shaped the laws of its state. Graduates dominate the state Supreme Court, state bar and make up a quarter of the legislature. Few out-of-state professors ever strayed to Ole Miss until early in the civil rights movement, and then a couple of events almost knocked it loose from its antebellum attitudes.

In 1962 James Meredith shook the uni versity by becoming an undergraduate; a year later the law school got a new dean, Joshua Morse III, now 45. Morse began his reign by taking a year off and...

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