For LL.M. and Exchange Students
LL.M students are eligible to participate on journals. They may not receive academic credit for journal work, but they can have membership on a journal noted on their transcript. LL.M students can also write notes for journals, but must register for Directed Research in order to earn academic credit for the note.
Environmental Law Journal
The Environmental Law Journal (ELJ) is seeking LL.M. students to serve as Graduate Editors for the 2013-2014 academic year. ELJ’s Graduate Editors have opportunities to assist with all aspects of the Journal’s work, including reading and assessing article submissions, editing articles, checking citations, and organizing the annual symposium. Graduate Editors may also publish a note with ELJ. Graduate Editors are required to complete two office hours weekly, to be scheduled at their convenience. Serious commitment to involvement in ELJ is essential.
Graduate students in the LL.M. program may apply for Graduate Editor positions by submitting a résumé or C.V., in addition to a personal statement of no more than 800 words. The personal statement should explain the student’s experience and interest in environmental issues and in the work of the Journal. Students interested in publishing a note with ELJ should indicate that fact, along with the proposed topic, in their personal statement. Students should apply no later than September 16; early applications are encouraged.
Applications or questions should be addressed to Caryn Bower, Editor-in-Chief, at email@example.com.
Journal of International Law and Politics
The Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP) is soliciting applications for membership on the journal from NYU LL.M. students. Those who are accepted will be “Graduate Editors” on JILP, and will be responsible for three hours per week of office hours and for fulfilling additional periodic responsibilities throughout the term. Graduate Editors’ duties will consist of reading and reviewing material for our newly expanded online publication, assisting in the production of student Notes within their fields of specialty, and in some cases aiding in editorial and citation-checking work. JILP is focused on building out its online content to provide more opportunities for all members, including Graduate Editors, to publish short comments and longer articles. Graduate Editors may also be involved in additional activities based on interest, including our annual Symposium, online community building, and special events.
Graduate Editors will serve on the journal for one year, and commitment to fulfilling relevant responsibilities in a timely and reliable fashion is an absolute requirement for membership. Interested students should submit a resume, personal statement and short writing sample (optional) to the contact below by Friday, September 13. The personal statement should express the applicant’s interest in and familiarity with international law (broadly understood), emphasizing in particular the applicant’s background, language skills, and research interests. It should also clearly express a dedication to fulfilling the responsibilities of a Graduate Editor, as outlined above. The personal statement should be no more than 1,000 words long, and the resume no more than two pages long. A writing sample is not required, but will be considered if submitted. The writing sample should be a piece of legal or academic writing of no more than ten pages (an excerpt of a longer article is fine). It need not be focused on international law.
Contact Annie Hillman, Graduate Editor Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journal of Law & Business
The Journal of Law & Business (“JLB”) provides a forum for dialogue and analysis of current issues, ideas, and problems at the intersection of two dynamic fields: law and business. JLB aims to contribute to academic scholarship as well as the professional development of its readership through the publication of pieces by both academics and practitioners. The journal explores a number of general areas, including international arbitration, bankruptcy and restructuring, capital markets and securities, corporate law and governance, foreign and international business law, hedge funds and private equity, and tax.
Each year, JLB hosts a Fall Conference and Spring Symposium on contemporary topics that highlight the interrelationship between law and business. Last year, our seventh annual symposium was entitled “Corporate Governance in the Global Marketplace: New Players, Cross-border Investing, and Corporate Crime” and received rave reviews from participants and faculty.
Graduate Editors in JLB are able to tailor their experience according to their interests. They may work alongside our Staff Editors performing cite-and-substance (C&S) checks for each article, and they will join our Staff Editors on the Production, Developments, or Symposium committees according to their preferences. This will give Graduate Editors the ability to work on the aspects of JLB that interest them most.
Additionally, Graduate Editors will be invited to attend (and are encouraged to help plan) our social events and practitioner networking opportunities. In addition to a slate of social events, we are planning a series of networking opportunities for next year including speaking events/panels, skills workshops, and a practitioner breakfast series.
We are very excited about our plans for next year, and we would love for Graduate Editors to join us. If you are interested, please send a personal statement (maximum 500 words), resume, and any questions you might have to the JLB Editor-in-Chief, Peter Horn, at email@example.com.
Journal of Law & Liberty
The Journal of Law & Liberty (JLL) is committed to publishing material that reflects our mission statement of promoting classical liberalism in academia. By not siding with one particular political affiliation or confining ourselves to a specialized viewpoint like many of our peer journals, JLL is able to engage the authors of published articles as well as our subscribers in genuine exercises of thought that often transcend the normal legal academic literature. In years past, graduate editors have been invaluable to achieving the high level of scholarship to which our journal is committed.
Beyond the work done by staff editors, graduate editors work closely with the board at every level of publication, including article submissions and author communication. Graduate editors will also help curate and provide original content to the JLL’s nationally read blog, which features essays from prominent law professors and students from top law schools around the country.
This upcoming academic year, one primary duty of graduate editors will be to organize our symposium, the topic of which is still in the works. If you are interested, please send a resume and short statement of interest and any questions you may have about the journal to Adam Shamah, Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Review of Law and Social Change
Founded in the late 1960s as a voice for advocates, the N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change publishes legal scholarship that seeks to increase social, economic, and political equality. In particular, we emphasize scholarship that bridges the gap between theory and practice by contributing novel theoretical approaches to intractable legal problems. With a page-to-practice focus, we only publish scholarship that provides concrete suggestions for reform and advice to practitioners, whether they are litigators or politicians, service providers or incarcerated persons.
LL.M. students will serve as Staff Editors (SEs). SE responsibilities include selecting articles, conducting source pulls and cite and substance checks, and helping us connect with alumni and practitioners. SEs may also join our symposium committee, which is currently planning a symposium on affirmative action. SEs will also have the opportunity to participate in our Student Article Development process, which offers our members the chance to workshop and refine their own work before publication. Graduate editors will complete two office hours weekly, though the workload may increase slightly during the 2-3 week period that Staff Editors complete their biannual editing duties.
For questions about our journal, or to apply, please contact Dana Williamson, Staff Development Editor, at email@example.com. To apply, please submit a resume, English-language writing sample, and short personal statement no later than Friday, August 23rd.
Please visit the Journals web page for information on all journals.