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Summer Job Opportunity: Paid Law Journal Editorship—Fully Remote

JOTWELL, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a MiamiLaw 1L or 2L to join our editorial team for the summer.  Update: alas at present the job is only available to UM law students because of bureaucratic limits on how pay works….

The workload typically runs about 30 hours per week, and is paid at the law school’s research assistant scale, which in most cases is $15/hr.  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.  All work will be carried out remotely.s

The ideal candidate will be sensitive to nuance and a careful editor, organized, and will enjoy reading legal scholarship. JOTWELL uses WordPress to publish, but it is easy to learn, so no experience needed.

Grades matter for this job, but a demonstrated ability to organize, to write, and to edit may substitute for grades. The job would start as soon as you are available after your Spring ’23 final exams—May 15 or earlier—and run to about when classes start in August. Once you get up to speed there would be no problem if you wanted to take one or more brief vacation periods during that time, as long as none of them was for a long continuous period.

In addition to the circa 30 hours per week for Jotwell, there may be an option to add on some extra hours to (sometimes) bring the work up to about 40 hours per week.  These entirely optional and somewhat unpredictable extra hours would be traditional research assistant duties supporting me in my summer research.

PLEASE NOTE: Assuming all goes well, the Jotwell Summer editor will be expected to transition into being one of three student editors next academic year, thus working 7-10 hours per week during the 2024-2025 Fall and Spring semesters.  Please indicate in your application whether you are willing to continue in this role in the next two semesters.

If you are interested, please email the following to

  1. Your c.v., aka “your résumé”.
  2. A copy (unofficial is fine) of your transcript,
  3. If you have a non-legal writing sample, please include that also. Please do NOT send your LCOMM paper.
  4. Please state some times when you would be free for a Zoom interview of about 30 minutes on Friday March 29th. If you are completely unavailable then we can try to schedule something Monday morning April 1 if that works for you.

Please put “JOTWELL Summer 2024” and your name in the subject line of your email. Also, please ensure that that all attachments to your email have file names starting with your last name.

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