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Associate Applications

 

Since 1997 we have published scholarly articles providing practical insights into modern legal issues while providing an opportunity for students at Thomas M. Cooley Law School to gain experience with legal research, writing, and editing.

                                                                          
Editing Workshop this Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at all campuses. Click here to learn more about being a Guest Associate Editor without having to join an organization


 Now Taking Applications for Board Positions and Letters of Intent for Journal-for-Credit

Please submit: 
  • Cover letter – describing why you are the best candidate                 for the position(s) 
    • *Please submit only one cover letter whether you are   applying for one or multiple Board positions 
  • Resume 
Both items must be submitted to Teddy Eisenhut, Managing Editor, at eisenhutt@cooley.edu, no later than Tuesday, March 4th at 9:00 PM.

Editorial Interviews will be held on Sunday, March 9th time TBA.

Available Positions

Senior Articles Editor:
Requirements: 
  • Accepted as an Associate Editor and Passed Scholarly Writing (may be enrolled during Interim term) 
Commitment:
  • 3 terms (includes one term as Interim)
Responsibilities:
  • Preparing Associate Editor sub-cite assignments
  • Maintaining assignment checklists to keep track of sub-cite assignments
  • Approving deadline extensions 
  • Scheduling meetings with Articles Editors as needed 
  • Creating an editing calendar
  • Assigning Editorial Board group edits 
  • Interacting with authors to rectify any issue related to the editing process
  • Updating the Editorial Board on the overall status of editing
  • Organizing New Associate Orientation and Bluebook Training
  • Making discretionary changes to the Associate Editor Handbook as needed
Business Editor:
Requirements: 
  • Accepted as an Associate Editor 
Commitment:
  • 3 terms (includes one term as Interim)
Responsibilities:
  • Managing the Journal’s checking and savings accounts
  • Processing Journal related reimbursement requests from current members
  • Processing new subscription orders and managing current subscriptions, including keeping a current subscriber list
  • Handling all subscription-related problems
  • Handing corporate filing matters
  • Preparing annual federal and state tax forms, if necessary
  • Assisting the Legal Conference Editor in the preparation of a budget for the conference and in writing a proposal for funding the event
Articles Editor:
Requirements: 
  • Accepted as an Associate Editor and 
  • Passed Scholarly Writing (may be enrolled during first term in the position) 
Commitment:
  • 2 terms
Responsibilities:
  • Articles Editors work under the direction of the Senior Articles Editor
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Overseeing a team of Associate Editors 
  • Editing and incorporating grammar, punctuation, and citation corrections into the assigned article
  • Completing support checks for sub-cite assignments
  • Continuously following up with individual Associate Editors regarding sub-cite assignments 

Interested in taking Journal-for-Credit?

 Students work under the direction of the Managing Editor to complete projects that assist the Editorial Board.

Associate Editors may take Journal-for-Credit for 1 credit during their second term on the Journal.

 Editorial Board members may take Journal-for-Credit for 2 credits.

If you wish to be enrolled please send your letter of intent to Becky Siegel, Interim Managing Editor, at siegelr@cooley.edu.