Alumni Spotlight: Chris Holly

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Education Information:
B.S. in Biology, Millsaps College, 2004
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Mississippi State University, 2008
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 2011

Current Position: 

Title: Associate Patent Attorney at Cooley LLP

What opportunities do you feel Ole Miss Law provided you?

They trained me to be an excellent attorney. The faculty is exceptional, and I received a first class legal education. Some of my colleagues went to Ivy League institutions, and I feel confident that my legal analysis and work product is on par. The University of Mississippi Law School provides a top notch education.

Who was your biggest influence while in law school?

There were so many; it is hard to pick one! Professor Davis, Professor Bradley, Professor Czarnetsky, and Professor Hoffheimer were very influential to me during my time in law school. I loved all of their classes. Each professor inspired me in a way, but I would say the overall experience of attending law school at Ole Miss was very special for me. My dad went to Ole Miss Law, and I grew up in married student housing. I have a lot of memories of hanging out in the lobby of the old law school, and to be able to go back there to attend law school was a huge honor for me. My father passed away my first year of law school, and the support I received from the law school community was overwhelming. I truly felt and feel like part of the Ole Miss family.