was established by the University Board of Trustees at the University
of Mississippi Law School in 1972 on the recommendations of Dean Parham
H. Williams, Jr. and Chancellor Porter L. Fortune, Jr. The Mississippi
Legislature began funding the Institute by special appropriations
in 1979 and established it by statute in 1983 (Sec. 57-55-5, Miss.
research projects conducted by MLRI are divided into three areas:
governmental law research and reform, intellectual property research
and coastal, marine and natural resources law research. These projects
are fielded by MLRIs eight attorneys. Expertise of law school
faculty members is available if needed.
also houses Sea Grant law research programs and its three attorneys,
who focus on research and outreach relating to coastal, marine and
natural resources issues. In addition to general research in these
areas, Sea Grant publishes numerous online and print periodicals.