In the Spring of 2014, we will publish 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."
The Southern Journal of Policy and Justice would like to congratulate and welcome all law journal members who have been selected for the 2013-2014 academic year!

Executive Board
Jerome Frierson - Editor-in-Chief
Justin Jack - Executive Editor
Breanna Freeman - Executive Managing Editor
Alneada Biggers - Symposium Executive
Nabila Abdulhafiz - Marketing Executive
Ashley Upkins - Executive Board Secretary
Matthew Pi - Circulation Executive

Editorial Staff
Michael Augustin - Managing Editor
Ashley White - Managing Editor
Stephanie Brown - Managing Editor
Brandon Harris - Managing Editor
Kristen Lee - Senior Editor
Kimberlee McTorry - Senior Editor
Phillip Charles - Senior Editor
Brittney Finch - Senior Editor
Corey Harris - Senior Editor
Ali Awad - Senior Editor
Rene Cousins - Senior Editor


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.


In the Fall of 2013, we published Volume VII of the SRBLSA Law Journal under the theme "We Still Have a Dream: Continuing the Dialogue for Legal Progress in Black America."


Articles published:

Caroline Mapp, University of Baltimore School of Law

Protecting the Voting Rights Act Preclearance Provision Against Constitutional Challenges



René K. Cousins, Emory University School of Law

What About Diversity? Historical Reappearance Proves to be Stifling the Progress of a Diverse "Nation of Immigrants"



Jamila Young, Florida A&M University College of Law

Dethroning the Myth of the Welfare Queen: A Proposal to End Drug Testing Laws as a Precedent for Government Aid



Brandon L. Greene,  Boston University School of Law
Depraved Necessities: Prison Privatization, Educational Attainment and
the Path to Profit


Ahmad R. Smith, Mississippi College School of Law

Too Much of a Good Thing? Questioning the Constitutionality of a
Legislative Body Requiring DNA Testing for All Felony Arrestees



Anthony Hall, Emory University School of Law

A Stand for Justice - Examining Why Stand Your Ground Laws Negatively Impact African Americans



Cheng-Yu Hou, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Echoing the Minority Voices in False Advertising: The Indian Arts and
Crafts Act and its Protections beyond the Lanham Act


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