Matthew Sharpe

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2010

Workers’ Compensation and Compliance Coordinator for the New Orleans Saints

The University of Mississippi School of Law provided me with a comprehensive education and the practical experience necessary in order to be successful. In only three years, my law degree helped me transition from being a student and staying up late in the library to representing clients in a legal clinic. The real world opportunities that the law school afforded me are priceless on many levels. From a professional networking standpoint, Ole Miss Law is known and respected because of the many graduates who began their illustrious careers in Oxford, Miss. Throughout my experience, the University has maintained a commitment to excellence that continues to serve all students, past and present.”

Erica Rollins Hilliard

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2012

Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Ole Miss Law provided me with hands on experience and diverse opportunities that propelled my legal career. I learned from experts, served as a limited practice attorney, argued before the Mississippi Court of Appeals and served as an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice and a Fortune 100 corporation. Ole Miss Law provides students with the tools to tackle the challenges of our ever-evolving world. “

Allyson Vaughn

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2007

Vice President in Global Compliance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, New York

The years I spent at the University of Mississippi School Of Law were some of the most important and rewarding of my life.  The professors at Ole Miss really challenged me to think differently and to be more intellectually curious. I got more out of law school than just reading cases and memorizing rules–they taught me how to ask more questions, challenge facts, and to think more critically. The skills that I learned at the Ole Miss Law School have been incredibly important in my current role. I work on a trading floor where I am responsible for providing legal advice to questions from traders, who need quick and reliable guidance. Ole Miss Law School helped prepare me for this career by teaching me how to identify the issues from the facts given, ask the right questions, and get to the best answer. “

S. Ellen Burgin

Associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources Section, Balch & Bingham LLP in Birmingham, AL

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2013

My studies at Ole Miss Law helped me develop the skills and mindset to successfully pursue practicing environmental law, often a hard field to join. With the availability of the National Sea Grant Law Center faculty to supplement the environmental curriculum, I was able to take many environmental classes and connect with numerous environmental professionals. In addition, my time as a student was filled with amazing classmates, challenging coursework, invested professors, and countless memories. I often tell people law school is fun, which is usually met with surprised reactions, but law school at Ole Miss is definitely an experience worth having, and one I wish I could repeat. “

Lauren Jee

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2013

Health Policy Advisor for U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, the United States Senate Committee on Finance

I could not have picked a better place for lifelong mentors than Ole Miss Law School. My professors in the Civil Legal Housing Clinic and Pro Bono Initiative ignited a passion for public service in me, which brought me to my current role helping to shape health policy in the United States Senate. In my role as a policy advisor, I am looked to for counsel on difficult decisions and asked to find a solution to what often seems like an impossible problem. Because our great Ole Miss professors taught me to always be prepared and that there are multiple pathways to a solution, I have been able to contribute to making real progress in D.C., even with a deadlocked Congress.”