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Faculty Profile

WILLIAM WELLS BERRY

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LAW INSTRUCTION
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW
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UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-6859
Joined UM: 05/12/2008

Areas of Expertise

  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • CRIMINOLOGY
  • LAW, CRIMINAL ISSUES
  • LAW, CRIMINAL LAW
  • LAW, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • LAW, LABOR LAW
  • SPORTS MEDIA

Brief Bio

Will Berry is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi, where he has been teaching since the fall of 2008. He has taught a variety of classes including criminal law, capital punishment, sports law, torts, labor law, and employment discrimination. Professor Berry was selected by the students as the Outstanding Law Professor for the 2008-09 academic year. Professor Berry’s scholarship focuses primarily on capital punishment and sentencing. His publications include articles in the Ohio State Law Journal, the Arizona Law Review, the Maryland Law Review, the Connecticut Law Review, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. His work can be found at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=878450 Professor Berry received his law degree from Vanderbilt University, his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia, and his master of science (M.Sc.) in law (criminology) from the University of Oxford (UK). After law school, Professor Berry clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. in the Middle District of Tennessee and the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In addition, Professor Berry practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter). Professor Berry has litigation experience in a variety of areas including complex commercial litigation, products liability, business torts, and employment litigation. Currently, Professor Berry is also completing a doctoral degree in law (criminology) at the University of Oxford (UK).

Degrees

BA
ART
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA/ CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA (1997)
JD
LAW
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY/NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (2000)

Committee Memberships

Advisory Board-CETL
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2013