Mississippi College Law Review Symposium: Call for Papers

 The  Mississippi College Law Review  held its annual legal symposium on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Mississippi College School of Law.  Entitled “Current Trends in Capital Punishment Reform in the American South,” 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 two experienced panels who focused on topics such as: the development of capital punishment law; methods of execution; and, state constitutional issues.  

In conjunction with this event, Volume 37 of the  Review  will include a Symposium Issue.  The Issue will feature scholarly articles discussing the trends in capital punishment, methods, and reform.  The goal of the Symposium Issue is to highlight capital punishment in Mississippi and the role of the law within its history and future. 


 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  August 13, 2018.   Please email submissions to Loden Walker, Editor-in-Chief of the  Mississippi College Law Review, at  lawreview@mc.edu.