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Faculty Profile

WILLIAM WELLS BERRY

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LAW INSTRUCTION
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND FRANK MONTAGUE JR PROFESSORSHIP OF LEGAL STUDIES AND PROFESSIONALISM
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UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-6859
Joined UM: 05/12/2008

Areas of Expertise

  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • CRIMINOLOGY
  • LAW, CIVIL LITIGATION
  • LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
  • LAW, CRIMINAL ISSUES
  • LAW, CRIMINAL LAW
  • LAW, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
  • LAW, LABOR LAW
  • SPORTS MEDIA

Brief Bio

Will Berry is an Associate Professor of Law and Frank Montague, Jr. Professor o and Professionalism at the University of Mississippi, where he has served as Di Cambridge Summer Abroad Program since 2012. Professor Berry's scholarly work to date has been primarily in the areas of cap sentencing, substantive criminal law, and sports and entertainment law. In par written extensively on the scope of the Eighth Amendment and its application to sentencing. A productive scholar, Professor Berry has published widely, including articles Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Ohio Journal, the Alabama Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Florida Law Review American Criminal Law Review (Georgetown), and the Journal of Criminal Law & Cr (Northwestern). He is also co-author of Entertainment, Media, and the Law (5th Paul Weiler and Gary Myers). In addition, Professor Berry facilitated the development of a new law journal a Mississippi Sports Law Review, which commenced during the 2011-12 academic year scholarship is available on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). During his time at Ole Miss, he has taught a variety of classes in the areas of sports law, and labor & employment law. Currently, he teaches criminal law, sen capital punishment seminar, and sports law. A gifted teacher, Professor Berry won the Elsie M. Hood Award in 2013, a univer award given to the Outstanding Teacher at the University of Mississippi. Profe also a prior recipient of the Outstanding Law Professor award, the law school's award. In addition to his scholarly work and teaching, Professor Berry has been active service activities on campus. Currently, he serves as the chair of the Universi Discipline Committee. In 2013-14, he was selected to participate as a fellow in Southeastern Conference's Academic Leadership Development Program. In addition, served on the Faculty Senate, the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, and the for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning. Professor Berry received his Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.) in law from the Un Oxford (UK), where he also received an Master's of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Cr Supervised by Dr. Carolyn Hoyle, his doctoral thesis assessed the use of propor review in capital cases by the Ohio Supreme Court. Previously, Professor Berry received his law degree from Vanderbilt University undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia. After law scho for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. in the Middle District of Tennessee an Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the addition, Professor Berry practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Sh (now Goodwin Procter). He has litigation experience in a variety of areas incl commercial litigation, products liability, business torts, criminal law, and em

Degrees

BA
ART
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA/ CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA (1997)
JD
LAW
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY/NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (2000)
MSc
CRIMINOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD/ OXFORD, ENGLAND (2007)
PHD
LAW
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD/ OXFORD, ENGLAND (2012)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Dean of the School of Law Search
Search Committee
Law - Law Journal Advisors
Ad Hoc Committee
Law - Law Journal Liaison Committee
Other Kind of Committee
Law - Tenure and Promotion
Ad Hoc Committee

Awards

Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2013