December 20, 2013 – Knoxville, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law (LMU-DSOL) Interim Dean and Vice President Parham Williams recently released Williams on Mississippi Evidence from publisher LexisNexis.
A reference book ideal for any busy litigator, Williams on Mississippi Evidence is a thoughtfully organized resource that provides succinct, yet explicit information on the law of Mississippi evidence. Written in an easily accessible and understandable format, the book is broken down into highly focused sections and subsections with descriptive headings. Each topic covered is accompanied by an examination of the pertinent rule with an emphasis on the Mississippi case law interpreting the rule.
“I know of no one who has a broader, deeper understanding of Mississippi Evidence law than Dean Parham Williams,” said Mississippi School of Law Professor Bob Weems in review of Williams on Mississippi Evidence. “And I know of no one who can convey knowledge better than he can. This understanding ant this ability combine to make this book a treasure for Mississippi lawyers and judges.”
Williams, dean emeritus of Chapman University School of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Law, took the helm of LMU-DSOL in December of 2012. He served as vice president, dean and chair in law for 10 years at Chapman University and 11 years as vice president, dean and professor of law at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Prior to that, Williams served as School of Law dean and professor of law at the University of Mississippi. After retiring from Chapman University in 2007, he returned to his alma mater from 2007-2008 as visiting professor of law.
A native of Mississippi, Williams earned a bachelor of arts and law degree at the University of Mississippi. In 1965, he received his LL.M. degree from Yale University School of Law. He began his legal career practicing military law as a first lieutenant, JAG, in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Williams went into private practice for a year before being elected as a district attorney with the Fourth Circuit Court District in the State of Mississippi. He later joined the ranks of academia as an associate professor, professor, associate dean and eventually dean at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi School of Law. Williams’ academic specialties include evidence, criminal procedure, criminal law and professional responsibility.
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