Membership of the Mississippi Law Journal is limited to rising second-year law students who successfully complete the Journal’s annual membership competition in the summer following their first year.

The Journal strongly encourages all rising 2Ls to participate in the membership competition. The Journal does not participate in a grade-on policy or require a minimum GPA to participate in the membership competition. This is to promote and facilitate an equal opportunity for all prospective staff editors.

The membership competition includes a Bluebook editing exercise, a case brief of a recent Mississippi appellate court opinion, and a publication-quality case note. All three exercises are reviewed and scored anonymously.

The number of editors selected for Journal membership typically ranges from 30 to 35 members, but this number varies each year. The Journal expects to invite editors to join Volume 92 over the course of several days during the first half of the summer. This timeline is subject to change, and any updates will be posted to this website when available or will be communicated via TWEN.

Orientation for new staff editors will begin a few days before Fall 2022 classes commence.

For more information on Mississippi Law Journal membership please contact,


The Bluebook is the definitive style guide for legal citation in the United States. The editors of the Mississippi Law Journal use the most recent edition of The Bluebook, the Twenty-First Edition. The Bluebook is available for purchase in hard copy or online version at