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


To apply to become a CJCA student editor, email the Managing Editor, Professor Karton, with "CJCA" in the subject line of your email ( Attach the following documents:

  • A brief statement (no more than around half a page single-spaced) setting out your interest in the journal in general, whether you are interested in a senior student editor or student editor position, and any particular areas of the journal's work in which you are interested (such as submissions/peer review, articles editing, managing the website, or managing volunteers)
  • A cv, highlighting any research or editorial experience
  • A 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, Professor Karton may conduct interviews with applicants. 



Deadline: April 30. Professor Karton will contact all applicants within a week of the deadline.