How to Volunteer to Work on the Journal
We welcome your interest in working on the Journal. It’s a great way to learn more about scholarly writing, to stay current with the Legal Writing literature, and to contribute to our community.
Assistant Editors work in teams to perform technical edits to articles selected for publication. The technical edits focus on cite-checking and proofreading/editing. Assistant Editors do not serve for a defined term; rather, they are assigned to work on specific articles scheduled for publication. Those who successfully complete an assigned technical edit are listed in the journal masthead as Assistant Editors, and their deans receive a letter from the Editor in Chief acknowledging and thanking them for their service.
How to Apply for an Assistant Editor Position:
In general, openings are announced on the LWI listserv Openings may also be announced at each biennial LWI conference. Applicants are typically asked for a CV and a short statement of interest summarizing their relevant experiences and skills. Applicants must be current members of LWI, and helpful experiences include law review membership during law school; publication of one or more law review articles, books, or shorter works; and service as an editor or reviewer of a scholarly journal.
The members of the Editorial Board review and evaluate submitted manuscripts and work with other Board members and Assistant Editors in editing manuscripts selected for publication.
How to Apply for a Position on the Editorial Board:
In general, openings on the Editorial Board are announced on the LWI listserv and this website at least three months before each biennial LWI Conference. Candidates are typically asked to submit a statement of interest describing their qualifications for membership, as well as a copy of a current CV. Candidates must be current members of LWI, and past service as an Assistant Editor on the Journal is preferred. Additional helpful experiences include law review membership during law school; publication of one or more law review articles, books, or shorter works; and service as an editor or reviewer of a scholarly journal.