The John Marshall Law Journal is an annual, legal periodical consisting of contributed Articles, Student Notes and Comments, and Legislative Summaries.

The featured articles focus on a single, timely area of state, federal, or international law, while Student Notes and Comment cover a wider variety of other jurisprudence. The Legislative Summaries are concise, detailed descriptions of pending or recently enacted Georgia legislation and the effects said legislation will have upon the Georgia community.

In the Spring, the Journal hosts a Symposium, at which authors of the published pieces in the Spring issue, as well as panelists, and attendees, examine recent and pending legislation, significant court decisions, student commentary, and contributions by preeminent Georgia scholars and practitioners.

Please cite as J. Marshall L.J.


The mission of the Journal is to serve as an informative resource to the Georgia legal community via an annual symposium and publication on a variety of jurisprudence including but not limited to: a comprehensive examination of recent and pending Georgia legislation, discussion of the likely impacts of significant court decisions on both the local and national level, practical commentary by students on precise legal issues, and contributions by preeminent scholars and practitioners from local and foreign jurisdictions.

Member Composition

The Journal is led by an elected Editorial Board, guided by a Faculty Advisor, Professor Jeffrey Van Detta. Second, third, and fourth year students staff the Journal and receive invitations to join based on their academic success and writing skills. The Journal provides each member additional educational opportunities by promoting excellence in research, writing, and analytical skills. Journal staff members work cooperatively with authors to further the Journal’s mission by creating, editing, and publishing each issue.

John Marshall Law Journal Members, Volume XV, 2021-2022

Editorial Board

Sandler Ernst (Editor in Chief)

Tierra Monteiro (Executive Managing Editor)

Naja MacIntosh (Executive Legislative Editor)

Jason Warren (Online Access & Internet Presence Editor)

Joseph Bush (Annual Symposium Editor)

Line Editors

Lauren Boffill

Mats Rosen

Staff Editors

Katie Adams

Allyssia Andrews

Monique Cherry

Danyelle Davis

Davis Feder

Chauncey Graham

Jacob Gregory

Edward Hardrick

M. Danielle Jones

Raford Kelly III

Esther Ko

Katie McClelland

Richard Mejia

Amy Morris

Austin O’Neill

Jessica Regalado 

Ashley Starnes