About Law Review
Founded in 1974, the Southern University Law Review is a student-published scholarly journal that addresses current legal issues through articles submitted by Southern University law students, and legal scholars and professionals. The Law Review is dedicated to providing judges, lawyers, and law students with effective research materials. Additionally, the Law Review provides its members with the opportunity to develop their own legal writing, editing, and research skills. The Law Review is published twice a year and has a widely circulated subscription list, including availability online through the WESTLAW and LexisNexis databases.
The Law Review is always striving to reach new heights of excellence within the legal community, both on a state and national level. To ensure the continuance of an exceptional journal of the highest quality, the Law Review's Executive Board attends the National Conference of Law Reviews each spring. The Conference serves as a forum for member publications to exchange ideas on issues common to student-edited law journals.
We welcome all submissions and do not limit the Law Review to any particular area of law. Citations in the Law Review generally conform to the 19th Edition of The Bluebook and the 16th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
The Southern University Law Review adheres to the National Conference of Law Reviews ("NCLR") Model Code of Ethics. The NCLR Code of Ethics may be found here. One may access more information about NCLR at its homepage here.
Cranay D. Murphy, a native of Opelousas, Louisiana, is currently a third year law student at Southern University Law Center. Ms. Murphy obtained her Bachelor's degree in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2012. Before entering law school, she spent time as a legislative intern for the Louisiana State Senate and subsequently served as Campaign Coordinator for State Senator Elbert L. Guillory's campaign committee prior to his re-election.
Following her first year of law school, Ms. Murphy spent a summer as a student intern at the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana under the Honorable Stephanie A. Finley. As a second year student, she served as a Jr. Editor on the Southern University Law Review and is a member of the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. Currently, Ms. Murphy serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review for the 2014-2015 academic year. She is also currently an intern with the in-house counsel for Cleco Corporation, a publicly traded utility holding company.
Kelley R. Dick, Jr. is a Baton Rouge native and a third year student at Southern University Law Center. Kelley serves as the Executive Editor of the Southern University Law Review, and he is a member of the Southern University Moot Court Board. Before attending law school, Kelley earned a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management from Louisiana State University and worked as a Project Manager for maritime construction contractor Orion Marine Group, Inc. Upon graduation, Kelley will join Baton Rouge firm Taylor, Porter, Brooks, & Phillips as an associate attorney.
Allison Morrow is the daughter of Southern University Law Center alumni, Stephen and Kimberly Morrow and the sister of SULC alumni, William Morrow. Before attending SULC, she attended Louisiana State University where she was active in many student-lead organizations and where she ultimately earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Allison enjoys volunteering abroad, especially in Arusha, Tanzania where she held a position as a director for Glorious Orphanage. She currently serves as the Southern University Law Review Managing Editor. Allison hopes to use her legal education to further her works with national, as well as international, charitable organizations
Denis W. Barry, Jr. was born in Metairie, Louisiana. Denis currently serves as the Articles Editor for the Southern University Law Review. He is the son of Denis and Katherine and the brother of Blair. He was raised and spent most of his life in Mandeville, Louisiana. Denis attended St. Paul's High School. After high school, Denis attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a major in political science and a minor in classical studies. After taking a few years off, Denis began law school at the Southern University Law Center in the fall of 2012. Denis's most memorable moment so far is when he asked his girlfriend of six years and the love of his life to marry him on December 22, 2012. She replied, "Duh."