In the Spring of 2015, we will publish Volume IX of the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice.
Message from the Editor-in-Chief.



The Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, formerly known as the SRBLSA Law Journal, is fully staffed and ready to began work for the 2014-2015 publication year.  As Editor-in-Chief, I hand-selected each new member after a grueling summer with an intense write on completion. While knowledge of basic legal writing principles were a must, I sought to find students who possessed creativity, reasoning, and uniqueness outside of their intelligence. This year's members will be more than a staff. We will strive to be a team of cohesive collaborators. I believe that new each member is qualified enough to help push the journal to greater limits.


It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2014-2015 journal staff for the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice.  Congratulations to the following:


-       Charmarcus Floyd, Belmont University College of Law

-       Nigel Phiri, Mercer University Law School

-       Shani Butler, Mississippi College School of Law

-       Kristinia Anderson, Texas A&M School of Law

-       Elizabeth Wan’gu, Duke University School of Law

-       Orlando Sheppard, Florida A&M University College of Law

-       Jesse Kelly, University of Mississippi School of Law

-       Kayla Winters, Emory University School of Law

-       Perisha Wallace, Emory University School of Law

-       Ariana Gibbs, University of Mississippi School of Law

-       Risa Lozano, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

-       Cyle Catlett, Vanderbilt University Law School

-       Jessica Williams, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law



Corey Harris


Recent Law Journal Name Change

The original name of this journal, The SRBLSA Law Journal, has been changed to The Southern Journal of Policy & Justice. This name change amendment is the result of a unanimous decision by the journal's executive board members in 2013. The new name reflects the journal's current vision and goals.


We are proud to announce that Volume VIII of the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice under the theme "Ending the Scourge of Disenfranchisement: The Evolution of Social Justice in America" is currently being printed.  They will be dispersed shortly.


Articles published:

Ali Awad

The Social Injustice of Discretion From an Immigration Perspective: How Law Enforcement Agencies Illegally De-Americanize VISA Applicants



Cheng-Yu Hou

Perry v. Brown: The Non-Toothless Rational Basis Review, a Renewed Evaluation of the Same-Sex Marriage Legislation



Kimberlee McTorry

Death of Unpaid Internships, the Rise of Social Equality: Legality of Unpaid Internships Under the Fair Labor Standards Act



Stephanie Brown

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Law: How Mandatory Arbitration Perpetuates Disparate Impact in Statutory Disputes


Rasheena Latham

Who Really Murdered Trayvon? A Critical Analysis of the Relationship Between Institutional Racism in the Criminal Justice System and Trayvon Martin's Death



J. D. Cooley

Baby Girl's Fate: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Placing a Child's Chose Parental Path in the Hands of the United States Supreme Court



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