Category Archives: Jotwell
Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a Student Summer Editor. The student editor supports faculty editors both at UM and elsewhere, and has a role that is a blend of a substantive editor and a managing editor.
The ideal candidate will be a current University of Miami School of Law 1L or 2L who is organized, a careful editor, and enjoys reading legal scholarship. Grades matter for this job, but a demonstrated ability to write and edit may substitute for grades up to a point. The job would start as soon as you are available after your Spring ’13 final exams and run to mid-August; there would be no problem if you wanted to take one or more vacation periods during that time, as long as none of them was for a long continuous period.
The workload typically runs 30 hours per week, and is paid at the law school’s research assistant scale, which in most cases is $13/hr. Jotwell uses WordPress to publish, but it is easy to learn, so no experience needed.
If you are interested, please email your c.v. (aka “your résumé”) and a copy (unofficial is fine) of your transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a non-legal writing sample please include that also.
Some preference may be given to applicants who indicate that they also would be willing to continue as a part of the team of Student Editors during the 2013-2014 school year, a job that typically takes 7-10 hours per week.
The ABA is looking for nominations to its legal Blawg 100 list. It would be nice if someone who reads Jotwell but is not otherwise affiliated with it were to nominate it.
We’re working on our annual list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we’d like your advice on which blawgs you think we should include.
Use the form below to tell us about a blawg—not your own—that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. … We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy—you have a 500-character limit.
Friend-of-the-blawg briefs are due no later than Sept. 7, 2012.
An online law journal isn’t exactly what it sounds like they are looking for, but it’s worth a try.
Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be organized, a careful editor, and enjoy reading legal scholarship. The workload typically runs 7-10 hours per week (maybe a little more right at the start), and is paid at the law school’s research assistant scale, which in most cases is $13/hr. Jotwell uses WordPress to publish, but it is easy to learn, so no experience needed.
If you are interested, please email me your c.v. (aka “your résumé”) and a copy (unofficial is fine) of your transcript.
The ABA Journal has just sent out requests for nominations of law-related blogs that it should consider for its Blawg 100 list. Although Jotwell (aka The Journal of Things We Like Lots) is not exactly a blog — it’s at least as much an online law journal — I’d love to have it included in the ABA list because I’d very much want to get the word out about Jotwell to the legal profession. We have a gratifyingly broad readership among law professors, but have not made great inroads among practicing lawyers.
Unfortunately for me, the rules of game are that you can’t nominate a blog you write yourself — so I think even though I edit Jotwell rather than write it, that lets me out. But perhaps there is someone reading here who also reads Jotwell and could take the time to write up to 500 great characters and submit them via Blawg 100 Amici form? (Please feel free to post a copy here too, if you wish.) Nominations are due by Sept. 9:
Use the Blawg 100 Amici form to tell us about a blawg——not your own——that you read regularly that you think other lawyers should know about. If there is more than one blawg you want to support, please send us additional amici through the form. We may include some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy——you have a 500-character limit.
Editors make the final decisions about what’s included in the Blawg 100; this isn’t a scenario in which the blawgs that receive the most amici are the ones that make the list. A blawg with no amici support at all can still make our list. See the amici form page for additional information about amici and Blawg 100 criteria.
Friend-of-the-blawg briefs are due no later than Friday, Sept. 9.
Looks like the cat is out of the bag: Brian Leiter reports, accurately, that leading crimlaw scholar (and Jotwell Criminal Law Section Contributing Editor) Susan Bandes is moving from DePaul to Miami Law. I understand she turned out a chaired offer at another law school in favor of us. Yay!
Here’s Susan Bandes’s bio page.