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 is fully staffed for the upcoming academic year!


I am proud to announce the completion of our Journal orientation and the installment of our 2014-2015 staff.  Congratulations and best of luck to the following:



Corey Harris, University of Mississippi School of Law


Executive Editor

Charmarcus Floyd, Belmont University College of Law


Executive Managing Editor

Nigel Phiri, Mercer University Law School


Executive Board Secretary

Shani Butler, Mississippi College School of Law


Circulation Executive

Kristinia Anderson, Texas A&M School of Law


Marketing Executive

Elizabeth Wan’gu, Duke University School of Law


Symposium Executive

Orlando Sheppard, Florida A&M University College of Law


Managing Editors

Jesse Kelly, University of Mississippi School of Law

Kayla Winters, Emory University School of Law

Perisha Wallace, Emory University School of Law


Senior Editors

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

Kimmia Salehi, Georgia State University School of Law


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 deadline for article submissions is November 30, 2014.  Articles will be reviewed for publication in the spring volume of the Journal.  Additional information can be found on your website at


Expect more great things,

Corey J. Harris

 Juris Doctor Candidate, Class of 2015

University of Mississippi School of Law

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


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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