Senate

The LSSB Senate is the legislative branch of the law school´s student government. The Senate serves a wide-range of functions while working to ensure that the interests and needs of the student body are met. These functions include overseeing the allocation of funds to chartered law school organizations, administering the expenditure of a substantial financial budget, and facilitating social events that help foster a collegial law school environment.

There are nine Senators which comprise the Senate, three representing each law school class. All Senators serve on at least one of three Senate committees. 

Senate elections take place in the spring of each year for second and third year classes, while the election of first-year officers occurs each fall. The Senate meets at least once a month throughout the school year with all meetings open to the public.

Senate meetings are held once a month and all students are welcome to attend.

Contact Vice President Allison Bruff for more information.

Meeting Minutes

LSSB Senate Meeting 9.14.16

LSSB Senate Meeting 10.19.16

2L Senators

  • Kent Aldenderfer (not pictured)

3L Senators

  • Suzanne Floyd (not pictured)
  • Josh Taggart (not pictured)
  • Jonathan Kyle Walker (not pictured)

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1L Senator

Andrew Cicero III

Drew is a first year law student from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration while also earning a Certification in Sales and a Minor in History. An honoree of the Dean’s List and Business Honors Program, Drew graduated, cum laude, in 2016. While at Alabama, Drew served as a Senator in the Student Government Association and a Member of the President’s Cabinet. He also held the positions of President and Executive Vice President of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. At the University of Mississippi School of Law, Drew is an active member of the Christian Legal Society. His previous legal experience includes serving as a Research Assistant in the Tuscaloosa County Probate Court from July 2015 to August 2016. Drew expects to graduate in May of 2020, after completing a J.D./M.B.A. dual degree program. Upon graduating from the University of Mississippi, Drew plans to return to Alabama and assist the citizens of Tuscaloosa in navigating the legal system in private practice.

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1L Senator

Charloette Cooper

Charlotte is a first year law student from Fresno, California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2016. While at UC Berkeley, Charlotte was on the Dean’s List and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She founded and served as the President of Sorority and Fraternity Empowerment (S.A.F.E.), an organization designed to foster a safe environment in hopes of combating sexual assault on campus. Charlotte also served as a Class Representative for the University of Edinburgh during the Spring of 2015. She is an active member of the Public Interest Law Foundation at Ole Miss. Charlotte has previously interned with the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Recognizance Division, in Oakland, California. Charlotte expects to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2019 and is considering a career in criminal law.

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1L Senator

Mary Chandler Cossar

Mary Chandler is a first year law student from Senatobia, Mississippi. She was a member of the Honors College at the University of Mississippi and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy Leadership in 2016. During her undergraduate career, Mary Chandler served as a Senator for the Associated Student Body (ASB) and an Executive Assistant to the ASB President. She was also a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Mary Chandler was a Patricia Thompson Lott Scholar and a Who’s Who honoree. Before starting law school, Mary Chandler interned for the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. Mary Chandler expects to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2019 and hopes to begin a career in Washington, D.C.

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2L Senator

Brittany Barbee

Brittany is a second year law student from Hernando, Mississippi. She attended the Centenary College of Louisiana where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science and graduated, magna cum laude, in 2008. While in college, Brittany was the Chaplain of Chi Omega sorority, a member of the Varsity Women’s Basketball team, and a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. At the University of Mississippi School of Law, Brittany serves as a Staff Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal, a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, and a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council. She is also involved as a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and the Secretary for the Graduate Student Council at Ole Miss. During the 2016 football season, Brittany chaired the Law School Tailgate Committee. Brittany has extensive experience in the legal field: externing for the Mississippi’s 17th Judicial District Circuit Court, interning for the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, conducting research for the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, working at the Futhey Law Firm in Memphis, and clerking for the DeSoto County Circuit Clerk’s office. Brittany expects to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2018.

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2L Senator

Davis Barnhill

Davis is a second year law student from Franklin, Tennessee. He attended Harding University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2015. While at Harding, Davis was a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and the President of his fraternity. At the University of Mississippi School of Law, Davis is a member of the Negotiation Board and was the Regional Champion of the IP LawMeet competition in 2016. Davis has previously clerked for Judge J.E. Williams on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and has been a Research Assistant for Attorney Gene Barton in Tupelo, Mississippi. Davis expects to graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in May of 2018.

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