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2022 Mississippi Education Law Conference June 8-9

Registration is open for the Mississippi Education Law Conference to be held at R. Khayat School of Law at The University of Mississippi!.

We are very excited to host the second Mississippi Education Law conference here in Oxford at the Law School, 8-9 June 2022.  The conference bridges K-12 education, community college issues and concerns, as well as those faced by our universities.  The first day is a full-day experience called Education Law 101, intended for those new to the field of education.  The conference occurs on the second day.  Participants may choose to participate in one or both.

The link to the conference website is:


We are so pleased with the broad variety of topics and experts who will join us.  We hope you join us as well!

The description from the website is below.  Please feel free to forward this to any interested colleagues and contact me if you have questions.  I hope you can join us!


The 2022 Mississippi Education Law Conference will provide an opportunity for educational leaders across P-20 and attorneys representing schools and postsecondary institutions to enhance their understanding of cutting edge education law and policy issues. We have assembled a diverse group of presenters, with experience as leaders in schools and postsecondary institutions and as practicing attorneys. 


The conference will be held at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Conference events will take place over two days. For those new to education law issues, on June 8th we will have two half day pre-conference workshops—one focused on K-12 and the other on postsecondary education. On June 9th, we will have the main conference day. For this day, we will have two engaging plenary sessions—one focused on education finance in schools and colleges and another session on LGBTQIA+ issues. We will also have breakout sessions during the day that cover topics tailored to elementary and secondary schools and to postsecondary institutions, including community colleges. 


Professional development credit will be available for school administrators and CLE credits for practicing attorneys. See the conference schedule here.


Options are available for individuals to register for one day or both days of the conference.


A special thanks to the Mayo Mallette law firm of Oxford, Mississippi, for its generous sponsorship support for the 2022 Mississippi Education Law Conference.


The honorary Co-Chair for this year's conference is Mary Ann Connell, a legal trailblazer who during more than 40 years of practice has served educational institutions with distinction, including as the attorney for the University of Mississippi and board attorney for the Oxford School District.


Organizers for the conference are the University of Mississippi School of LawUniversity of Mississippi Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, the University of Mississippi Department of Higher Education, and the North Missisissippi Education Consortium.