The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis is filled with innovative problem solvers, both past and present, who have improved our community and the world. In this edition of the Memphis Law Magazine, we take a close look at those who are achieving today while celebrating the past within our Law School.
As job losses and evictions unfortunately came to the forefront during the pandemic, UofM Law faculty and students stepped up to help provide relief in our community. Working alongside area attorneys and local organizations, they formed the Eviction Settlement Program to combat the thousands of filings waiting to be heard in court.
UofM Law moved its unique Alternative Spring Break experience online. The shift to a virtual program was a tremendous success as students partnered with nonprofit organizations to service more clients across a larger area than ever before.
We honor the legacy of Kenneth Maurice Cox, one of the first African American graduates of the UofM Law School. Cox died tragically in 1970 while on active duty as an Army captain and judge advocate general in Korea. He is appropriately and proudly honored to this day with a ceremony in his name each spring.
This edition of Memphis Law also profiles a group of students who previously served as teachers or education professionals. Each of their own unique experiences as educators helped guide them toward law school.
We invite you to read these stories and more.
Dr. M. David Rudd
University of Memphis