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dean , law educator , researcher

Samuel Marion Davis, American law educator, researcher, former dean. Bar: Mississippi 1969, United States District Court (northern district) Mississippi 1969, United States Supreme Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1992. Fellow: Mississippi Bar Foundation; member: American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar, American Law Institute.

Background

Davis, Samuel Marion was born on November 24, 1944 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States. Son of Marion Fuller and Ida Belle (Butler) Davis.

Education

Bachelor, University Southern Mississippi, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1969. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1970.

Career

From assistant professor to associate professor, U. Georgia Law School, Athens, 1970-1978;assistant dean, U. Georgia Law School, Athens, 1973-1975;professor, U. Georgia Law School, Athens, 1978-1997;associate dean, U. Georgia Law School, Athens, 1986-1992;associate vice president for academic, U. Georgia Law School, Athens, 1994-1997;dean, U. Mississippi Law School, Oxford, since 1997;Jamie L. Whitten chair law & government, U. Mississippi Law School, Oxford, since 1998. Visiting associate professor Washington and Lee University Law School, Lexington, Virginia, 1975-1976.

Achievements

  • Bar: Mississippi 1969, United States District Court (northern district) Mississippi 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1992.

Works

Religion

The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

Membership

Fellow Mississippi Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Mississippi Bar Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, reading, traveling.

Connections

Married Carolyn Mary Peele, August 23, 1964. Children: Samantha Carrie, Sarah Ellen.

father:
Marion Fuller Davis

mother:
Ida Belle (Butler) Davis

spouse:
Carolyn Mary Peele

child:
Samantha Carrie Davis

child:
Sarah Ellen Davis