Mississippi Law Journal Award

The Mississippi Law Journal recently bestowed the Mississippi Law Journal Award on Chadwick Lamar. The Mississippi Law Journal Award is presented annually to the third-year member who has most contributed to the betterment of the Journal through hard work and self sacrifice and who has dedicated themselves to improving the quality of the Journal’s publications and its reputation in the law school community and the legal community outside the university. The Mississippi Law Journal Award is the highest honor the Mississippi Law Journal confers on a student member.

Lamar serves as Volume 89’s Executive Editor. Lamar’s article entitled “The Third-Party Doctrine Crossroads: Rules and Direction for a Tech-Savvy Fourth Amendment” will be published this semester in The Review of Litigation at the University of Texas School of Law. Following graduation, Lamar will serve as a law clerk for two federal judges. First, he will clerk for Judge Leslie H. Southwick on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Second, he will clerk for Judge Corey L. Maze on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Following his clerkships, Lamar will work for Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.

View past Mississippi Law Journal award recipients here.

Robert C. Khayat Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Mississippi Law Journal

The Mississippi Law Journal recognized Katie Humphries and Karen Lott as this year’s recipients of the Robert C. Khayat Award.

This honor is awarded to two third-year Journal members who best represent the service and commitment of former Chancellor Robert C. Khayat. Robert C. Khayat is a Journal alumnus, Emeriti Professor of Law, and former Chancellor of the university.

View past Robert C. Khayat Award recipients here.


Humphries serves as Volume 89’s Mississippi Cases Editor. Her article entitled “Grandfathered In: Grandparent Intervention in Mississippi Adoption Proceedings” will be published in Volume 89 of the Mississippi Law Journal. Following graduation, Humphries will work for Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC in Birmingham, Alabama.






Lott serves as one of Volume 89’s Executive Notes and Comments Editors. Her article entitled “A Functional Approach to Municipal Policymaker Determinations in Section 1983” will be published in the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Law and Social Change. Following graduation, Lott will clerk for Judge Thomas Parker in the Western District of Tennessee. After finishing her clerkship, Lott will work at Baker, Donelson, Caldwell, & Berkowitz, PC in Memphis, Tennessee.