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EDITORIAL ROLES

Becoming an Editor

Are you Interested in language, research, and law? Apply to be an editor for The Canadian Law Review. Senior Editors work with legal professionals from the Advisory Board and will mentor students who are passionate about law and policy. The Associate Editors are responsible for editing submissions based on the criteria form established by the Advisory Board and Senior Editors. The Assistant Editors are responsible for reviewing sources for their authenticity and editing McGill-style citations. We are interested in editors who are detail-oriented and are committed to philanthropy through mentorship.

All Senior Editor Applications are currently closed. Applications will reopen in Summer 2024. 

All Associate Editor Applications are currently closed. Applications will reopen in Fall 2024. 

All Assistant Editor Applications are currently closed. Applications will reopen in Winter 2024. 

Roles & Responsibilities

SENIOR EDITORS:

All Senior Editors must be 1L, 2L or 3L students at an eligible Canadian law school. Responsibilities include the following;

  • Meet with your JRF on a weekly basis to advise and assist with the writing period (mid/late August - mid/late November)

  • Mentorship tasks will include assisting with your JRF’s paper topic development, directing your JRF to relevant case law and academic legal sources, explaining basic legal principles relevant to your JRF’s paper, and ensuring that your JRF’s paper adheres to the McGill Guide to Uniform Legal Citation

  • Maintaining strong and clear communications with the Editorial team, including the Editors-in-Chief and Managing Editors, as well as the Managing Director, regarding your Fellow’s progress

  • This includes Biweekly check-ins with Editorial Board, keeping a log of meetings with your JRF, as well as providing informal updates (via Slack, email, or text message) to the Editorial team

ASSOCIATE & ASSISTANT EDITORS EDITORS:

All Associate and Assistant Editors must be either 1L, 2L or 3L students at an eligible Canadian law school, or graduate students (Masters, PhD students) at an eligible Canadian university. Responsibilities include the following;

  • Edit articles and essays based on the editorial criteria outlined by the Editors-in-Chief 

  • Copy-editing over the course of a month

  • Ensuring accuracy and consistency within the paper

  • Source checking and footnote review to ensure they adhere to McGill citation requirements

  • Formatting citations according to the Mcgill Guide Attend all mandatory Editorial Pod Meetings

  • Dedicate between 3-5 hours per week to assessing and editing 1-2 articles.

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