Mississippi College Law Review Symposium: Call for Papers

The Mississippi College Law Review held its annual legal symposium on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Mississippi College School of Law.  Entitled “200 Years in Review: Education and the Mississippi Constitution,” the Symposium honored Mississippi’s bicentennial by examining how the educational provisions of the Mississippi Constitution have evolved and impacted the State over the past two hundred years.  The Symposium featured a historical panel focused on topics such as the development of the Mississippi constitutions, changes in the language of the current section providing for “free public schools,” and desegregation.  The second panel focused on how to improve equality in Mississippi education, with topics including funding, vouchers, and charter schools. 

In conjunction with this event, Volume 36 of the Review will include a Symposium Issue.  The Issue will feature scholarly articles discussing the history of the Mississippi Constitutions, their educational provisions, and education in Mississippi.  The goal of the Symposium Issue is to highlight education in Mississippi and the role of the law within its history and future.

Guidelines and Deadlines

 The Mississippi College Law Review welcomes academic papers addressing the history of Mississippi’s constitution as well as recent and historic issues facing Mississippi’s education system. We welcome submissions from both legal scholars and practitioners. The geographical scope of the paper should center on Mississippi. While papers of any length will be considered, the ideal length of submissions is between 7,000 and 10,000 words.  Submissions should conform to the 20th edition of Bluebook.

 The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2017.  Please email submissions to Molly McNair, Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi College Law Review, at lawreview@mc.edu.