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Message from the Editor-in-Chief.

Greetings,

 

The Southern Journal of Policy and Justice is excited to kick off this academic year!

 

I am proud to announce our 2015-2016 Editorial Board and staff!   Congratulations and best of luck to the following:

 

Editor-in-Chief

Whitney Dyer, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

 

Executive Editor

Marriah Paige, University of Tennessee College of Law

 

Executive Managing Director

Dominique Caldwell, Wake Forest University School of Law

 

Executive Board Secretary and Managing Editor

Tracie T. Reese, Florida Coastal School of Law

 

Circulation Executive

Jareny King, Florida A&M University College of Law

 

Marketing Executive

Chuck Blackledge, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

 

Symposium Executive

Brandon Cooper, Ava Marie Law School

 

Managing Editor

Africa Altidor,Florida A&M University College of Law

 

Senior Editors

Quashondra L. Battle, Vanderbilt University Law School

Saeed Bramwell-Gordon,Vanderbilt University Law School

Ivana Hughes, The University of Alabama School of Law

Tyler Morgan, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University

 

Our journal provides an outlet for both professional and student-authored works that embody the Journal’s mission of serving as a vehicle for social, economical, and political uplift in the Southern African-American community.  As such, we receive and review article submissions from students and professionals throughout the fall.

 

The Executive Board of the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice has selected this year’s theme! The theme of our spring issue is: “Many Minds, One Voice: 10 Years of Policy and Justice.

 

Volume X of the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice is also now accepting article submissions. We are accepting external submissions from law students, academics, and practitioners.

 

Please note as you research legal topics that your paper should not be solely based on policy and social concerns. Your articles should be centered on legal issues that impact our community. The articles selected for this volume will focus on present and future legal challenges that adversely affect minority groups.

 

The deadline to submit your completed article is November 14, 2015.

 

Please email your submissions to srblsa.chiefeditor@nblsa.org.


 

Best Wishes,


Whitney M. Dyer

Cumberland School of Law

Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2016

Editor-in-Chief, Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, Volume X




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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.


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The 2014-2015 editorial staff is proud to announce that Volume IX of the Southern Journal of Policy and Justice is ready for publication!  The 2014-2015 editorial staff has worked tirelessly in fine-tuning each article.  This volume will contain the works of six brilliant student authors.


Volume IX, The Conscience Voice: Traversing the Complexities of Modern Discrimination

§  Alicia Netterville, FOURTH AMENDMENT IMPLICATIONS OF DOMESTIC DRONE SURVEILLANCE IN HIGH CRIME NEIGHBORHOODS

 

§  Jennifer Kirby-McLemore, COMBINING PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE METHODS TO ADDRESS RACIAL DISPARITIES IN INCARCERATION RATES

 

§  Andrew Hairston, VOTING RIGHTS AND EX-OFFENDERS: A TROUBLED PAST AND AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

 

§  Jessica Williams, THE CONSEQUENCES OF FLORIDA’S DISCRETIONARY DIRECT FILE LAW AND ITS PARTICULAR IMPACT ON YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

 

§  Perisha Wallace, NO EQUAL JUSTICE FOR THE POOR: MISSISSIPPI’S FAILED ATTEMPT TO HONOR RIGHT TO COUNSEL MANDATES

 

§  Vanessa Coleman, THE EROSION OF BROWN I & II AND COURT LEGITIMIZED RE-SEGREGATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Let us applaud the entire journal staff and the selected student authors!


 


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