COLUMBUS, Miss.—A 2012 graduate of Mississippi University for Women is assisting the university's general counsel this summer with research into issues affecting higher education.


Leander Williams Jr., a Rosedale native, will work closely with University Counsel Karen Clay to "identify trends and issues that impact the university," she said. "He also will assist in reviewing a number of university policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local law."

A magna cum laude graduate of The W with a double major in marketing and legal studies, Williams is a rising third-year student at the University Of Mississippi School Of Law. There he is a member of the Public Interest Law Foundation, as well as a law school Student Body senator, a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Federalist Society.

At The W, Williams was an Orientation Leader, the Student Government Association President, and Mr. MUW.

"It's great to be back home," Williams said. "The welcome from the MUW family is as genuine as the first day I stepped foot on this campus. I'm honored to be receiving legal experience from the very institution that has equipped me for such a time as this."

Williams has worked as a law student volunteer for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project in Greenville, MS. In his hometown, he has participated in a number of mentoring programs that encourage those from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their academic performance.

July 15, 2014
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