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Law school recognized as top 10 value

ole miss was ranked by media company on Being a Black lawyer in its first edition of “the Black student’s Guide to law schools” as among the top 10 best values for law school.

The University of Mississippi School of Law was ranked among the top 10 best value law schools on Oct. 17 by the media organization On Being a Black Lawyer (OBABL).
The rankings were determined by active alumni associations, black student enrollment and distinguished faculty.
The involvement of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) on campus helps minority students adjust to the rigors of law school and
establishes a network of alumni and current students recognized in the ranking of the UM law school.
“The alumni network, I can’t emphasize how important that is when finding a job,” said BLSA Vice President Michael Williams. “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.”
Second-year law student and BLSA member Ashley Hudson agreed with the law school’s high rank.
“The ranking is definitely accurate, especially for a Mississippi student, just because as an African American as a resident of Mississippi, you get a scholarship,” Hudson said.
Third-year law student and BLSA member RaToya Gilmer found the university and law school to be hospitable.
“It was a transition for me coming from an HBCU (His- torically black colleges and universities),” Gilmer said. “The administration anda other students were very welcoming. I’ve met a lot of people and I’ve grown a lot.”