Student Opportunities

The CJCA welcomes applications from current Queen's Law students to join the editorial board. 

Queen's students can receive course credit for their editorial work on the CJCA, as either a senior student editor or student editor. 

Student Editor Roles

As a general matter, the senior student editors will be responsible for out-facing aspects of editorial work, such as contact with authors and peer reviewers, and for managing the other student editors. The student editors will work on editing individual pieces, supervising 1L volunteers, and the like. 

The workload or time commitment will be similar for all students; the difference between senior editors and editors is the level of responsibility. All students will receive 4 credits for their work, 2 in the Fall and 2 in the Winter. Courses have been set up and Professor Karton will ensure that all student editors are enrolled. 

These titles are for internal purposes; the student editors will work with the Managing Editor to choose titles to appear on the journal’s masthead. For example, one student editor might be designated an Articles Editor, while another is a Blog Editor or Volunteer Coordinator. More generally, the positions are fluid and student editors will be able (and expected!) to help define their own job descriptions.

Since the journal is brand-new, student editors will have the opportunity to help shape it, and Professor Karton encourages student editors to develop and implement their own initiatives (a journal blog? a podcast series? a database of Canadian arbitration statutes and regulations? conferences or other events?)

Application Process

If you would like to apply, please email to both Henry Machum and Brianna Pioli at henry.machum@queensu.caand brianna.pioli@queensu.ca. Attach the following documents:

  1. cover letter addressed to the Co-Editors-in-Chief (Henry Machum and Brianna Pioli) that sets out:
    • Your interest in the journal in general
    • The position you are interested in (either a senior student editor or student editor position, or both)
    • Any particular areas of the CJCA in which in you are interested in (such as submissions/peer review, articles editing, managing the website, or managing volunteers)
  2. resumé highlighting any relevant experience;
  3. transcript (unofficial PDF of your Queen’s Law transcript is sufficient); and
  4. writing sample. This need not be on a legal topic; the purpose is more to gauge your writing style and attention to detail than your knowledge of any particular content.

Depending on the level of interest, interviews may be conducted (online or by phone).

Deadline to apply: Sunday March 22nd, 2020 at 5pm.