William Henry Barbour Jr.


Yazoo City, MS
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Private practice, Yazoo City, Mississippi, 1966-1983
Youth counselor, Yazoo City [Mississippi] Municipal Court, 1971-1982


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Princeton University
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University of Mississippi School of Law

The University of Mississippi School of Law draws its strength inside and outside the classroom from a dynamic faculty, whose diverse interests and experiences, serve our students and surrounding communities. The faculty offers students a wide range of practical courses from business transaction and tax courses to in-depth clinical experiences in domestic violence, immigration, and criminal appeals. Our faculty is characterized by diverse idealogical and methodological perspectives that enrich the lives of our students. The variety of textbooks and coursebooks published by our faculty in such areas of family law, intellectual property, and tort law is testament to the dedication to pedagogical method at the Law School.

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New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

Judicial Career

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U. S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
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Mississippi Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
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