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JOTWELL Summer Job for UM Law Student

Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law (http://jowell.com), needs a UMiami Law Student Editor for 25-30 hours per week during the summer.

The student editor is a blend of a substantive editor and a managing editor. Jotwell uses WordPress to publish, but the web publishing platform is easy to learn, so no experience is needed.

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. The job starts soon after exams end but you can have time off once there is enough edited material ready to cover the break. Candidates able to commit to continue working 7-10 hours a week during the 2017-18 academic year will have an advantage.

If you are interested, please email your c.v. and a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) to my gmail.com account, which is myfirstname.mylastname@gmail.com (do the substitution). Please put “JOTWELL Summer 2017” and your name in the subject line.

If you have a non-legal writing sample, or a law school paper (other than LCOMM) please attach that to your email.

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Mysteries of Twitter (II)

Question-markEach section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.)

Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear at the Jotwell twitter feed. Most of them look terrible — the user photo we run is blown up to show a gigantic close-up of the author’s forehead! But some don’t. They look just like they should. I can’t figure out what’s different about them.

Bonus puzzle: Back in 2011, one Jason Otwell grabbed the “Jotwell” handle on Twitter. He posted once in 2012, once in 2014, and once in 2015. I’d like to ask him if he’d donate the account to us – it would be a good deed and might be worth a charitable donation. But either I can’t locate him, or can’t get him to return my snail mail or email. How do I figure out how to communicate with him?

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Jotwell Makes ABA’s “Blawg 100” List

Blawg100HonoreeBadgeHappy to learn Jotwell got selected by the ABA for its 9th annual Blawg 100 list.

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Wanted: Jotwell Editor for ’15-’16 Academic Year

nowhiringJotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a U.Miami law student editor for the ’15-’16 Academic Year. The ideal candidate will be organized, a careful editor, and enjoy reading legal scholarship. The workload typically runs 8-10 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 your c.v. (aka “your résumé”) and a copy (unofficial is fine) of your transcript to me at Myfirstname.Mylastname@gmail.com (making the appropriate substitutions). Please put “JOTWELL 2015-16” and your name in the subject line.

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Interview About Jotwell

The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.

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It’s That Time of Year Again

…when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.

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