William Newman, J.D.
Instructor of Legal Studies and Political Science
After many years of active law practice, Billy Newman joined the Southern Miss Political Science Department faculty in 1993, teaching in both the legal studies and political science programs. He regularly teaches American Government, Great Issues in Politics, State & Local Politics, Legal Research, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, and Equity/Chancery Practice.
Mr. Newman received his undergraduate degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1986 and was inducted into the University Hall of Fame. He then earned his juris doctorate in 1989 from the University of Mississippi School of Law where he was an Eastland Scholar of Law, Articles Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal, an officer on the Moot Court Board, and President of the Law School Student Body. Upon graduation he was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
As an attorney, Mr. Newman practiced extensively in wills and estate planning, business acquisitions, commercial litigation, and intellectual property. During summer and Christmas breaks, he still lectures extensively on intellectual property and recent legal developments to lawyer groups in five states.