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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Administrator Profile

IRA RICHARD GERSHON

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SCHOOL OF LAW
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF LAW AND PROFESSOR OF LAW
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LAW SCHOOL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-6900
Joined UM: 07/01/2010

Areas of Expertise

  • FACULTY - HIGHER EDUCATION
  • FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION
  • LAW, WILLS AND ESTATES

Brief Bio

Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Richard Gershon served as the founding dean of the Charleston School of Law. The Charleston School of Law awarded him the LL.D. (Doctor of Laws honoris causa) for his service to that institution. Richard has served as dean of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth Texas, where he was awarded the Alumni Leadership Award in 2001 and 2003 (the award has been renamed the I. Richard Gershon Leadership Award). Dean Gershon was also on the faculty at Stetson University School of Law from 1984-1998. He was the Academic Associate Dean at Stetson from 1988-1992.

Degrees

BA
POLITICAL SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA/ ATHENS, GEORGIA (1979)
JD
LAW
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE/ KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE (1982)
LLM
LAW
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/ GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (1983)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Law - Tenure and Promotion
Ad Hoc Committee