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 XVII, 2023-2024

Editorial Board

Jacob Belcastro (Editor in Chief)

Shinnay Richards (Executive Managing Editor)

Nathan Azarowicz (Executive Legislative Editor)

Wendy Carlyle (Online Access & Internet Presence Editor)

Jacob Sperber (Annual Symposium Editor)

Nikou Ahmad-Khosravi (Executive Research Editor)

Line Editors

Robert Baumbach

Taylor Blumenthal

Tiara Clemmons

Grace Gomez

Ashley Kreider

Maria Velasco

Staff Editors

Ariana Azaripour

Katherine Collins

Elissa Codrea

James Crocker

Madeline Deye

Gloria Garcia

Emma Gibson

Jade Green

Denisha Johnson

Morgan Knowles

Andrew Mingledorff

Jesse Moore

Suzanne Oldweiler

Shaan Parikh

Regina Sampson

Turner Smith

Jodi-Ann Salters

Tiffany Williams

Anthony Zahn

Robert Warren