2018 – 2019 Editorial Board
Kimberly Russell | Editor-in-Chief
Kimberly started college at Ole Miss but transferred to Oral Roberts University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in communications. Following graduation, Kimberly served as a producer for ABC’s Tulsa affiliate (KTUL) for two years. She studied for the LSAT while writing and producing overnight for Good Morning Oklahoma.
Kimberly Russell serves as the 8th editor-in-chief for the MSLR. She is from Brandon, MS but has lived in seven states. Kimberly loves SEC teams, particularly the Rebels (but also Auburn, her mom’s alma mater).
Neal Hegarty | Executive Editor
|Neal is a third-year law student from Orient, Ohio and executive editor of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2016 from The Ohio State University. He is a huge fan of everything Ohio State, and also enjoys cheering for Reds Baseball, Cavs Basketball, and Browns draft day.|
Senior Articles Editors
Senior Notes Editors
Hailey is a third-year law student from Brandon, MS, and she is a Senior Notes Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. She graduated from Mississippi College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Hailey is a huge basketball fan, which stems from her prior commitment to playing high school, AAU, intramural, and Division II college basketball. Her longtime NBA favorites are Lebron James and Kyrie Irving.
Rebecca Valentine is a third-year law student from Stringer, Mississippi and serves as a Senior Notes Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. In 2016, she graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Legal Studies. Rebecca’s passion for sports began at an early age, and she has continually participated in sporting events over the years. She particularly enjoys watching and playing basketball and softball.
Bryan Starnes | Senior Online Editor
|Bryan Starnes is a third-year law student from Signal Mountain, Tennessee.|
Melissa Baker | Managing Articles Editor
Brittney Eakins | Managing Notes Editor
|Brittney Eakins is a third-year law student from Kiln, Mississippi.|
Managing Online Editors
Nikki is a 2018 Juris Doctor Candidate at the University of Mississippi School of Law and is the Managing Online Editor of the Mississippi Sports Law
Nikki cheers for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves, the Golden State Warriors, and the Ole Miss Rebels. She has a forthcoming publication entitled, “All The Truth I Could Tell”: A Discussion Of Title VII’s Potential Impact On Systemic Entertainment Industry Victimization in volume 25 of the UCLA
Kelly is a third-year law student from Memphis, Tennessee and she is a Managing Online Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Missouri State University and her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Mississippi. Kelly is a lifelong fan of the Ole Miss Rebels and even named her dog after Eli Manning. Her favorite sports include football and tennis.
Anthony Liberato | Business Editor
Alayna Murphy | Alumni Coordinator
|Alayna is rising third-year law student from the Jackson, Mississippi area and is the Alumni Coordinator for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. She graduated cum laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In the summer of 2016, she worked for Marc E. Brand & Associates and studied abroad at the University of Cambridge. After meeting Bryce Harper during his rookie season, she became a follower of the Washington Nationals. In the fall, she can be found cheering for the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the New Orleans Saints. She is preparing two articles for publication entitled RICO Operation: the NCAA and its Fellow Wiseguys and BioBlock: What to Do When Your Health Information Is Portable but Not Necessarily Private.|