Volunteer Student Editor

Queen's Law students can apply to be volunteer students editors with the CJCA during the academic year. Volunteer positions will be flexible and dynamic - students will gain experience proofreading and preparing submissions for publication, writing blogs, and assisting the Editorial team in other tasks. Applicants will be chosen based on a successful completion of an editing assignment and related prior experience.

Editorial Board

Student applications for the 2023-2024 editorial board are now open and will close at 11:59pm on March 20, 2023. Please address a copy of your resume and cover letter to the CJCA's Co-Editors-in-Chief, Saumya Augustine and Chloe Stone. Please email your resume and cover letter to Saumya Augustine at saumya.augustine@queensu.ca See the "Application Process" section below for more details.


CJCA welcomes applications from 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

The senior student editors (mostly 3L students) are responsible for out-facing aspects of editorial work, such as contact with authors, peer reviewers, and subscribers/sponsors, and for managing the other student editors. The student editors (mostly 2L students) work on editing individual pieces, supervising 1L volunteers, writing blog posts, managing the journal's social media accounts, 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. 

The official list of editor roles/titles are as follows:

·         Co-Editors-in-Chief

·         Senior Associate Editors

·         Managing Editor of Volunteers

·         Managing Editor of Marketing

·         Managing Editor of Productions

·         Assistant Managing Editor of Productions

·         Managing Editor of Blogs

These titles are primarily 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.

Application Process

  1. cover letter addressed to the Co-Editors-in-Chief 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 CJCA in which in you are interested (such as submissions/peer review, articles editing, managing the website, or managing volunteers)
  2. resumé highlighting any relevant experience;.

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