You must complete the application form in its entirety, including the required attachments:
- Your Required Certification Form PDF
- Links or single PDF of three non-academic writing samples (blog, news, or social media).
Experience in journalism is a plus, and responsiveness and flexibility are essential. Applicants must produce up to four original articles for Student Lawyer during the year. This role deals with tight deadlines, so members must return phone or emails from the staff editor or ABA Law Student Division Council leadership within 24 hours.
- Time commitment: 10 hours monthly
- Selection Method: The Division Chair will appoint up to 6 law students, with input from the Delegate of Communications.
- Term: One year (September – August)
- Membership Level: Must be a Premium Law Student Division member* during the bar year you will serve.
Members selected for the Editorial Board will collaborate with a group of top law students from across the country, working remotely. The Editorial Board is responsible for brainstorming, writing, and other editorial assignments.
Editorial Board Member Duties Include:
- Producing at least four original articles. Students who cannot meet this minimal requirement need not apply.
- Working with staff and Law Student Editor in Chief, and fellow Board members to generate content and topic ideas.
- Seeking out, reporting, and writing content that is of interest to law students of all levels and filing articles on deadline as established by the staff editor. All articles are published online, but it is possible articles written by the editorial board will end up in the magazine, which is printed in October and January.
- Assisting in judging the Law Student Division’s law school newspaper contest.
- Carrying out other minor assignments to assist the staff editor.
- Follow and understand the current Law Student Division Bylaws.
All Editorial Board work and collaboration is done remotely. No travel is required for this role, and reimbursement is not available through the Division. However, attending Annual Meeting in August is strongly encouraged, and some schools may offer reimbursement.