From the Cumberland Law Review:
The Cumberland Law Review is doggedly searching for articles, insights, and ideas that implicate a subject that we believe our journal is uniquely situated (and arguably obligated) to explore: a sort of retrospective of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Our host city, Birmingham, Ala., is one of the more prominent characters in our national recollection of the Civil Rights era and the 20th century ills that necessitated legislation such as the VRA and the Civil Rights Act.
In light of the VRA’s 50th anniversary and recent SCOTUS decisions (from Shelby Co. to Ala. Legislative Black Caucus), we think it appropriate to devote enough space in one of our forthcoming editions to an articles symposium on point. As of now, though, the quantity and quality of articles we’ve received along this vein have been underwhelming, so we’re casting a wide net in soliciting contributions from such discerning and intelligent minds as yours.
If you have the time or interest in submitting or pitching articles, or just touching base with thoughts and suggestions re: other people to reach out to, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either me or our Articles Editor, Stewart Alvis. Thanks in advance! Enjoy your summers.
Walker Mason Beauchamp
Editor-in-Chief, Cumberland Law Review
firstname.lastname@example.org / 205-821-5800
Stewart J. Alvis
Acquisitions Editor, Cumberland Law Review
P.S.—Please feel free to reach out about pieces that are only tangentially related to the VRA, too! We have other pieces in the works that implicate Civil Rights, but not necessarily the VRA or election law. E.g., UNC’s Al Brophy is writing a short legal history for us on early 20th-century Southern jurisprudence, and we’ve uncovered some (hopefully) excerptable material from Judge Horton’s papers (of Scottsboro Boys fame), archived here at our campus library.