Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L, 3L, and LL.M students only:
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.
Today Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) inaugurates a new section on Legal History. The Legal History section is edited by Prof. Kunal Parker of the University of Miami School of Law and Christopher Schmidt of the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Together they have recruited a great team of Contributing Editors.
The first posting in the Legal History section is A Global History of Law, Empire, and Geography by Richard Ross.
Jotwell is always open to contributors. See the Call for Papers for details.
The ABA Journal is asking for blog recommendations. It would be great if someone or someones could recommend Jotwell.
Here's the promo from the ABA Journal:
We're working on our list of the 100 best legal blogs, and we'd like your advice on which blawgs you think we should include.
Use the Blawg 100 Amici form to tell us about a blawg — not your own — that you read regularly and think other lawyers should know about. If there is more than one blawg you want to support, feel free to send us more amici through the form. We'll be including some of the best comments in our Blawg 100 coverage. But keep your remarks pithy — you have a 500-character limit.
Some additional tips:
- We're not interested in “occasional” blawgs — blawgs you name should be updated at least weekly.
- 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.
Friend-of-the-blawg briefs are due no later than Friday, Oct. 1.
Thanks in advance for your insight. Keep posting!
I'd do it myself, but that's against the rules.
You can now follow Jotwell (IReadJotwell) on Twitter. The name “Jotwell” was taken by one Jessica Otwell, so we had to go with “IReadJotwell” instead.
On my to-do list is figuring out how to tell law students and practitioners about Jotwell. My sense is that almost all of our current readers are law professors.
Facebook, here we come…