*Note* Student applications to the editorial board are closed for 2020-2021.

Student Opportunities


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 and peer reviewers, and for managing the other student editors. The student editors (mostly 2L students) work on editing individual pieces, supervising 1L volunteers, writing blog posts, 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.

Application Process

If you would like to apply for the 2021-2022 academic year, please email the Student Co-Editors-in-Chief (Milan Singh-Cheema and Carol Trudell)

  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;
  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).