Mississippi Law Journal Award

The Mississippi Law Journal recently bestowed the Mississippi Law Journal Award on Emily Duck. The Mississippi Law Journal Award is presented annually to the third-year member who has most contributed to the betterment of the Journal through hard work and self-sacrifice and who has dedicated themselves to improving the quality of the Journal’s publications and its reputation in the law school community and the legal community outside the university. The Mississippi Law Journal Award is the highest honor the Mississippi Law Journal confers on a student member.

Emily serves as Volume 92’s Mississippi Cases Editor. Following graduation, Emily will clerk for Presiding Judge Jack Wilson at the Mississippi Court of Appeals in Jackson, Mississippi.

View past Mississippi Law Journal award recipients here.

Robert C. Khayat Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Mississippi Law Journal

The Mississippi Law Journal recognized Idena Allen and Carter Babaz as this year’s recipients of the Robert C. Khayat Award.

This honor is awarded to two third-year Journal members who best represent the service and commitment of former Chancellor Robert C. Khayat. Robert C. Khayat is a Journal alumnus, Emeriti Professor of Law, and former Chancellor of the University.

View past Robert C. Khayat Award recipients here.


Idena serves as Volume 92’s Executive Editor. Following graduation, Allen will work for Bass, Berry & Sims in Memphis, Tennessee.


Carter serves as an Executive Notes & Comments Editor for Volume 92. Her article “Why Visual Art Requires Its Own Standard Under Copyright Fair Use” was published in Volume 92 of the Mississippi Law Journal. After graduation, Carter will work for Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia.