Race and Law Forum featuring U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mills
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mills will be presenting a paper titled, “Josephine, A Slave vs. the State of Mississippi.” The article describes the trial of the slave Josephine for the murder of a slave-owner's child. The events, the trials and the appeals occurred in the 1860s, just before and then during the Civil War. The article reflects on the social, political and legal issues in play, and particularly the intersection of slavery and law in Mississippi at the end of the slave era. The article is published in 86 Mississippi Law Journal 273 (2017). Judge Mills serves in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and lives in Oxford, Mississippi. There will be discussion following the presentation. All are welcome and may bring their lunch to this presentation.
The School of Law's Race and Law Forum series features faculty and other speakers and is intended to afford the law school and university community with opportunities to engage around issues related to race and law.