Law Journal Competition Information

The Mississippi Law Journal accepts new members from the 2L class during the summer following their first year. All candidates for membership must have a 3.20 GPA and successfully complete a three-part competition that typically lasts two weeks. During the competition, students complete a publication quality case note, a Bluebook editing exercise, and a Mississippi case brief. The number of candidates selected for membership will vary.

 

The competition consists of the three assignments listed below. You must meet all of the corresponding deadlines unless you have a true emergency. Summer job conflicts, retreats, weddings, etc. will not serve as valid reasons for a missed assignment. For this reason, we encourage you to give your employers a heads up when the competition begins.

 
Briefserv Exercise 
Starts Monday, May 27th at 8:00 AM (CST)
Ends Wednesday, May 29th at 2:00 PM (CST)
Bluebooking Exercise
Starts Thursday,  May 30th at 8:00 AM (CST)
Ends Monday,  June 3rd at 2:00 PM (CST)
Case Note Exercise
Starts Tuesday, June 4th at 8:00 AM (CST)
Ends Sunday, June 9th at 2:00 PM (CST)

 

Competition TWEN Site:

Course: Mississippi Law Journal: Summer Membership Competition 2019

PW: hottytoddy1928

The Competition TWEN page is now available for registration. You must register for this TWEN page because it is where you will turn in your competition assignments and ask questions. The Competition Guide that we have used in the past is available under the “Competition Information” tab. The Competition Guide is a pretty exhaustive manual and should be very helpful to you as you complete each stage of the competition. Please note, however, that Corban will be emailing all of you before each stage of the competition with additional guidance.

 

Anonymity During the Competition:

Pro Tip- Take a picture of your exam number before the end of finals, so that you will have your number on hand when the competition starts. Every year there are issues because people forget or lose their exam numbers. Don’t let this be you! All of your assignments MUST be turned in anonymously with only your spring 2019 exam numbers as identifying information. When the competition begins, you will receive detailed instructions for how to ensure that the assignments you submit to us are scrubbed of any identifying information. Until the competition begins however, you can ask us questions freely and without ensuring anonymity, so ask away!

 

GPA Requirement:

You must have at least a  3.2 gpa when grades are released on May 24th in order to tryout for MLJ membership.

If you have any questions, please email us at mljnandc@gmail.com and be on the lookout for more information from us. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you through this challenging and rewarding competition process!

Members – Volume 89

Executive Board

 

Editor-in-Chief

David Wellen

 

Executive Editor

 

Business Manager

 

Executive Online Editor

 

Mississippi Cases Editor

 

Executive Supra Editor

 

Executive Articles Editors 

 

Notes & Comments Editors

 

Alumni Coordinator 

 

Associate Editors

 

Associate Articles Editors

 

Associate Cases Editors

 

Associate Supra Editors

 

Staff Editors

James Adamoli

Jon-Paul Bushnell

Katelin Davis 

Yance Falkner

Zachary Flowers

Baxter Geddie

Katie Humphries

Tucker Hood

Whitney Jackson 

Michael Lambert

Chadwick Lamar

Karen Lott

Natalie McCarty

Ryan Overturf

Catherine Pettis

Davis Pigg

Carson Phillips

Luke Phillips

Lauren Rogers 

Drey Russell

Jack Schultz

Corban Snider

Nathaniel Snyder

Andie Szabo

Brandon Wilson 

 

 

 

 

 

Members – Volume 88

 

Executive Board

 

Editor-in-Chief

Kelsey Dismukes

 

Executive Editor

Katherine Farese

 

Business Manager

Nathan Simpson

 

Executive Online Editor

Charlotte Cooper

 

Mississippi Cases Editor

Emily Warwick

 

Executive Supra Editor

Luke Kelly

 

Executive Articles Editors 

Katie Berry

Mary-Katherine Black

Marilyn Higdon

William L. Moorer

Addison K. Watson

 

Notes & Comments Editors

Sean Grady

Caroline Loveless

 

Alumni Coordinator 

Andrew Pete Cicero, III

 

Associate Editors

 

Associate Articles Editors

Michael Farese

Zachary Harper

Hale Neilson

Sarah Myers Raben

Jacob Swatley

 

Associate Cases Editors

Tyler Alcorn

D. Kirkwood Palmer

D. Hunter V. Robertson

Daniel Tankersley

 

Associate Supra Editors

Jay Michael Patterson

Maggie Vinzant

 

Staff Editors

James Adamoli

Jon-Paul Bushnell

Katelin Davis 

Yance Falkner

Zachary Flowers

Baxter Geddie

Katie Humphries

Tucker Hood

Whitney Jackson 

Michael Lambert

Chadwick Lamar

Karen Lott

Natalie McCarty

Ryan Overturf

Catherine Pettis

Davis Pigg

Carson Phillips

Luke Phillips

Lauren Rogers 

Drey Russell

Jack Schultz

Corban Snider

Nathaniel Snyder

Andie Szabo

David Wellen

Brandon Wilson 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Editor

Luke Phillips

ltphill1@go.olemiss.edu

lukephillips615@gmail.com

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Education

J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law – May 2020

B.A., Public Policy Leadership, The University of Mississippi – May 2017

Legal Experience

Legal Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Missouri – Cape Girardeau, Missouri – May 2018 – August 2018

Areas of Interest

Constitutional Law

Criminal Law

Civil Litigation

Professional Associations & Memberships

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Volume 88

Member, Phi Delta Phi – 2L, 1L

Member, William C. Keady American Inn of Court – 2L, 1L

Member, Federalist Society – 2L, 1L

Member, American Bar Association – 2L, 1L

 

Staff Editor

Whitney Jackson

wjjackso@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law – May 2020

B.S., Biochemistry, Alcorn State University – May 2017

Legal Experience

Corporate Legal Intern, Ingalls Shipbuilding – Summer 2018

Areas of Interest

Business Law

Intellectual Property

Corporate Law

Tax Law

Bankruptcy Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Volume 88

Secretary, Black Law Students Association

Alumni Liaison, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

Member, Phi Delta Phi International Honor Society

 

Staff Editor

Baxter Geddie

brgeddie@go.olemiss.edu

 brgeddie@gmail.com

Follow Baxter Geddie on LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law – Expected May 2020

B.A., Public Policy Leadership, University of Mississippi – May 2017

Legal Experience

Summer Associate, Mitchell McNutt & Sams – Tupelo, Mississippi – July 2018 – August 2018

Law Clerk, Hughes Brown PLLC – Oxford, Mississippi – March 2017 – June 2018

Areas of Interest

Real Estate Law

Corporate Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Volume 88

Member, Business Law Network – 1L

Member, American Bar Association – 1L

 

Staff Editor

Jon-Paul Bushnell

[Profile Forthcoming]

 

Staff Editor

Nathaniel Snyder

 

nrsnyder8@gmail.com

nrsnyder@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law – May 2020
B.A., The University of Mississippi – 2017

Legal Experience

Summer Associate, Balch & Bingham LLP – Gulfport, Mississippi – May 2016 – June 2016

Areas of Interest

Air & Space Law

Corporate Law

Litigation

Professional Associations & Memberships

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Volume 88

Student Editor, Journal of Space Law – Volume 42

 

 

 

 

Staff Editor

Davis Pigg

dpigg@go.olemiss.edu

daviscpigg@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

J.D. Candidate, The University of Mississippi School of Law – May 2020

B.S., Forestry, Mississippi State University – May 2017

Legal Experience

Legal Intern, The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC – Hattiesburg, MS – May 2018 – July 2018

Judicial Intern, The Honorable Keith Starrett, United States District Judge (S.D. Miss.) – Hattiesburg, MS – July 2018 – August 2018

Certifications

Registered Forester, License No. 02718 – Mississippi Board of Registered Foresters – May 2017

Active Shooter Certification, Federal Emergency Management Institute – March 2018

Mass Casualty Incident Certification, Federal Emergency Management Institute – March 2018

Areas of Interest

Litigation

Corporate Law

Business Law

Environmental Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Staff Editor, Mississippi Law Journal – Volume 88

Senator, Student Bar Association – 2L

Ambassador, Dean’s Leadership Council – 2L

Member, American Bar Association – 1L, 2L

Member, Society of American Foresters – 1L, 2L

 

 

 

 

 

 

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