Editorial Positions

Senior Editors

Senior Editors are responsible for selecting which papers to publish based on reports from Senior Associate Editors. After a paper is accepted, they work directly with authors to revise papers for publication. Each Senior Editor also mentors an Articles Editor, a Senior Associate Editor, and up to five Associate Editors.

Articles Editors

Each Articles Editor runs a cell group, which includes up to five Associate Editors. Articles Editors guide Associate Editors through the carriage process, conducting training sessions, and leading discussions on each submitted paper. They ensure that all papers receive a thorough and fair review, which includes both defending papers that are poorly received and critiquing papers that are well received. After a paper is preliminarily accepted, an Articles Editor leads the cell group through the improvements process, before the paper is passed along to the Senior Board. 

Senior Associate Editors

Senior Associate Editors are each paired with a cell group. Prior to carriage review, Senior Associate Editors conduct preliminary research to identify key legal issues and/or points of contention within a paper. They work closely with the Articles Editor and contribute to cell group discussion. 

For each paper passed up by their cell group, the Senior Associate Editor ensures that the carriage form is comprehensive and complete. When finished, they present the completed carriage form to their Senior Editor, and sometimes to the Senior Board as a whole.

Associate Editors

Associate Editors are first year and second year students. They are divided into cell groups and assigned submissions based on their interests. Each Associate Editor critically evaluates their assigned papers, investigating the quality of the research, providing substantive comments, and voting on whether the paper should be passed up to the Senior Board for publication.