Founded in 1928, the Mississippi Law Journal is a student-run organization whose primary purpose and goal is to publish legal scholarship. Aside from serving as an academic forum for legal scholarship, the Journal has two remaining goals. First, the Journal is designed to be an effective tool for legal practitioners and students of the law. Second, it provides opportunities for Journal members to develop their own editing and writing skills.

In addition to being student-run, the Journal is funded almost exclusively through student efforts. Each year the Journal publishes one issue of four to six volumes containing articles by professors of law, judges, practitioners and Journal members.


Alongside publishing four to six volumes annually, the Journal publishes a weekly case briefing service, called BriefServ. This service provides succinct synopses of Mississippi Supreme Court and Mississippi Court of Appeals decisions months before these opinions appear in regional reporters.

To subscribe to BriefServ, please email the Journal’s Business Manager at