SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW
EDITORS, STAFF, AND MEMBERS
BOARD OF EDITORS, 2017-2018, Volume 45
Kolby P. Marchand, Editor-in-Chief
Kolby P. Marchand was born and raised in Prairieville, Louisiana. He grew up racing motocross both locally and throughout the Southeast. He attended Dutchtown High School, and later attended Louisiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. Kolby began his legal work in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2015, where he interned for a plaintiff’s firm handling Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Defense Base Act claims. Upon his return to Baton Rouge, he interned with the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana and next was a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge John W. deGravelles for the Middle District of Louisiana. During the summer of 2017, Kolby clerked for Lowe, Stein, Hoffman & Allweiss in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he gained valuable experience in all areas related to family law. Also, he was a summer associate and is now continuing to clerk with Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice in Baton Rouge where he has been exposed to all areas related to education law. Kolby published a case not in Volume 44.2 of the Southern University Law Review entitled “Free Speech and Signage after Reed v. Town of Gilbert: Signs of Change From the Bayou State.” In this case note, Kolby examined the how to ruling in Reed would implicate sign ordinance regulations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. After completing law school, Kolby hopes to pursue his legal career in the areas of commercial and complex litigation.
Daisha L. Hodges, Executive Editor
Daisha Hodges is a native of New Orleans, LA, and a current 3L at The Southern University Law Center. She is the 2017-2018 Executive Editor of The Southern University Law Review. Hodges received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The University of New Orleans. She currently serves as a Southern University Law Center Ambassador and actively recruits incoming law students. This past summer, Hodges interned with the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and she is currently working for East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s Office. Following graduation, she plans to remain in Louisiana and practice criminal defense.
Stefanie N. Stephens, Managing Editor
Stefanie N. Stephens is a third-year law student from Montgomery, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before attending law school, Stefanie worked as a Trial Coordinator with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in Birmingham, Alabama. As a law student, Stefanie has served as Section III Representative for SULC Student Bar Association, completed a summer clerkship with Crescent Care Legal Services, worked as a Teaching Assistant for Family Law and Obligations courses, and served as Fellow for the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. She has also received Dean’s List Honors, CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Constitutional Law I and Family Law, and was awarded Best Team in the SULC Moot Court Board Spring 2017 Intra-School School Competition. Currently, Stefanie is the 2017-2018 Managing Editor of the Southern University Law Review, Parliamentarian of the SULC Moot Court Board, and 3L Student Representative for the Grade Appeals Committee. In addition, Stefanie is a law clerk for the City of Baton Rouge Office of the Parish Attorney in the Litigation and Risk Management Divisions. Upon graduation, Stefanie plans to obtain bar admission in both Louisiana and Texas, and pursue her legal career in the area of civil litigation.
Charles K. Parr, Articles Editor
Charles Parr is a third-year law student at Southern University Law Center. He is a native of Bossier City, Louisiana. Prior to attending law school, Charles graduated from Louisiana State University in Shreveport with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Charles was a member of the Louisiana State University in Shreveport Debate Team for two years, where in the 2013-14 International Public Debate Association season he was ranked as one of the top ten novice debaters in the country. In the summer of 2016, he interned for the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Bossier Parish Judge’s Office. In the spring of 2017, he became the Articles Editor of the Southern University Law Review after serving one year as a junior editor. In the same semester, Charles also became a member of the Southern University Trial Advocacy Board. Currently, he is in the Southern University Law Center’s externship program where he is working as a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the middle district of Louisiana while finishing his last year of law school. Post-graduation after passing the BAR exam, he plans on focusing his legal career in the field of criminal law where it is his dream to become the District Attorney of Bossier Parish and later serving as district judge for Bossier Parish.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS
JUNIOR ASSOCIATE EDITORS
André Cousin II
Mary Catherine Joiner
Professor Gail S. Stephenson
Carol A. Sept