Executive Board Members – Mississippi Sports Law Review

Brandi Granderson | Editor-in-Chief

Brandi Granderson is a third-year law student and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Currently, Ms. Granderson is completing her second tenure at Littler Mendelson P.C. as a Summer Associate Law Clerk. Recently, Brandi was named Outstanding Student Organization President by The University of Mississippi’s Associated Student Body and Leadership and Engagement.

Brandi is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a legal scholar who advocates for women, economic development, education, and critical issues affecting sports, entertainment, and marginalized communities. Ms. Granderson holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Management and International Business from Jackson State University and graduated with High Honors. Additionally, Ms. Granderson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and graduated with the honors of Magna Cum Laude from Clark Atlanta University.

During the 2020-2021 academic school year, Ms. Granderson served as a 3L Senator for the Student Bar Association and Staff Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Brandi is also the Immediate Past President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and a member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity (DTP), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), American Bar Association (ABA), and the National Bar Association (NBA). In addition, Ms. Granderson served as a Student Appointee for the law school’s curriculum and best practices committee.

In the Fall of 2020, Brandi was chosen as one of the Inaugural Law Clerks for the National Bar Association “Black Lives Matter” Program under the Commercial Law Division (NBA-CLS) for Littler Mendelson P.C. In 2019, Ms. Granderson was selected to participate in the highly competitive Texas Legislative Internship Program and promoted to serve as the Committee Clerk for the House Committee of County Affairs during the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Ms. Granderson has also been honored as a Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute Scholar by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund organization. Additionally, Brandi served as a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Law Clerk and Legislative Public Affairs Intern for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for two consecutive summers in Washington, D.C.

Prior to law school, Brandi’s professional and career highlights include being selected as Top 40 under 40 of Mississippi by the Mississippi Business Journal, being honored as a 25th Year Alumnus Honoree for Clark Atlanta University, and being selected as a member of Leadership of Greater Jackson. Among other things, Ms. Granderson is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., and the Association of Junior Leagues International, serving in many leadership roles and advancing both the organization’s mission and values.

Upon graduation, Brandi hopes to become an Employment and Labor Attorney or Corporate Lawyer with a major firm or organization with intersectionality in the areas of transactional law, employment/labor law, intellectual property, sports and entertainment, or governmental affairs.

Nicole Bracey | Executive Editor

Nicole Bracey is a third-year law student and serves as the Executive Editor for Vol. 11 of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. She also currently serves as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and was previously Social Chair for SBA and a student-attorney in the Transaction Law Clinic. Nicole, a native of Greensboro, NC, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama with degrees in Finance and Political Science.

While at Alabama, Nicole served as an Ambassador for the Culverhouse College of Business, Director of Alumni and Campus Relations for UA Dance Marathon, Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy for Alpha Chi Omega, Member of Capstone Asset Management Society and was a legal runner for Prince, Glover & Hayes.

In the Summer of 2021, Nicole worked as a Summer Associate at both Hand Arendall Harrison & Sale in Birmingham, AL and Gilpin Givhan in Montgomery, AL. Nicole expects to graduate in May 2022.

Christopher G. Brooks | Senior Editor of Articles and Notes

Christopher G. Brooks is a third-year law student at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi. Brooks received his undergraduate degree in Sports Management from the University of Florida in 2019.

He spent the better part of his formative years playing sports and plans to parlay this passion into his future career. He currently sits as the Vice President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society and is the Senior Editor of the Mississippi Sports Law Journal.

Brittney Jackson | Business Editor

Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Brittney Jackson is a third-year law student here at the University of Mississippi School of Law. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the same university in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor in Business Administration and a Specialization in Sports Communication and Promotion.

Aside from serving as the current Business Editor for the Mississippi Sports Law Review, Brittney is also a member of the Black Law Students Association.

Brittney has garnered a variety of legal experience, including the Bessie Young Council Fellowship with Bradley, Arant, Boult & Cummings, LLP; Broward Legal Aid where she was awarded the James D. Tuner Public Interest Scholarship; Ole Miss Athletics Legal and Compliance Office; and Athletes First Sports Agency.

In her free time, Brittney enjoys traveling, photography, discovering new music, and shopping.

Dominique Douglas | Online Managing Editor of Articles and Notes

Dominique Douglas is a third-year law student and currently serves as the Online Managing Editor of Articles and Notes of the Mississippi Sports Law Review. Dominique is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated from Howard University in May 2018, Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology.

Dominique served as a Honor Council Representative for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years, and currently serves as the Honor Council Chair of the Student Body Association. She competes on the UM Negoation Board, serving as the Invitational Cup Chair and mentors with Dean’s Leadership Council. Dominique has worked in various law groups since her freshman year at Howard, and most recently has interned with the Legal Aid of the District of Colombia, the Honorable Donald L. Graham in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and with Tennessee Valley Authority in their Office of General Counsel. After graduation, Dominique will be clerking for the Honorable Scott Grossman in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida.

When she’s not pursing academic endeavors, Dominique enjoys watching competitive swimming, cheerleading, and football. She also loves traveling, watching documentaries, and is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan.

Rachael Williams | Symposia and Outreach Managing Editor

Rachael Williams is a native of St. Louis, MO. She graduated from Alabama State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Rachael is a member of the BLSA, PILF, Delta Theta Phi and a 3L Senator.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and shopping. As a first generation law student, she plans to bridge the gap in the application process and assist minorities in their journey to law school.