Welcome incoming 2Ls!
I’m a rising 3L transfer, and I’d like to invite everyone interested in working on a journal this year to consider joining the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (JOLT).
Why join JOLT?
[*] JOLT is the highest ranked specialty law journal in the country, and we’re second only in rankings to the Harvard Law Review amongst all publications on campus.
[*] JOLT is not just for those with a science background or an interest in practicing IP law. We publish an array of topics ranging from cyberlaw, patent, copyright, trademark, antitrust, privacy, telecommunications, energy, and much more. For example, our most recent issue featured articles on cybersecurity, the America Invents Act, and copyright in photography. Of course, having JOLT on your resume makes a difference when talking to employers, especially in IP.
[*] JOLT is also a lot of fun! More than just a journal, JOLT is also a community. We put on speaker events and an IP career fair during the year, and we also host many social activities for members ranging from happy hours to study breaks to house parties.
There are many ways to get involved with JOLT, including working in our various functions such as editing, submissions, student writing, or programming. Specifically, we’ve reserved a few openings for transfer students in our more substantive roles in editing and submissions. Please read below for more information on how to apply. We will aim to have our selection decisions made before EIP begins so that you can update your resumes to reflect any new roles you may be taking on within the journal. If you have any questions about JOLT, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
. LINE EDITORS
Line Editors manage a team of subciters and are in charge of the technical and substantive editing for a section of an article or student note. The major time commitments for a Line Editor include the periods of source pull, subcite, and technical edits. Line editing is a prerequisite for senior masthead positions such as Editor-in-Chief or Executive Editor.
Please fill out the Line Editor application form by Friday, August 3rd at 11:59 PM (EST).
The application can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vie ... b0pJY0E6MQ
A short Bluebook test will be e-mailed to all applicants on Saturday, August 5th by 2pm (EST). This test should take no more than 2-3 hours maximum and is due on Tuesday, August 7th, at 11:59PM (EST).
Please e-mail Amy Rossignol, our Technical Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions about the role or application process.
Because JOLT is the top-ranked specialty law journal in the country, we receive hundreds of article submissions each year, on everything from patents to cybersecurity to stem cells. The Submissions staff comb through those articles, searching for scholarship that is original, interesting, well-written, and timely, and select the articles that will be published in the next volume of JOLT.
If this is of interest to you, consider applying to be a Submissions Manager. Submissions Managers assist the Submissions Editor in deciding which articles to publish. Please note that in order to be an SM you'll need to be available to start reviewing articles ASAP. August is a rush month for us and we want you to be a part of it!
Why Submissions is great
[*] Read about areas of the law that interest you. If you're reading this, you're probably already interested in law and technology - but the 1L curriculum doesn't give you much of a chance to explore patents, copyright, cyberlaw or cleantech. Through Submissions, we do!
[*] Learn about legal scholarship/publishing. If you're interested in pursuing a career in legal academia, you'll have to publish in student-run journals. We'll show you how the process works, and why some articles get published while others aren't even read.
[*] Join a community of tech geeks. Submissions people are all super passionate about the intersection of law and technology. We like to talk about it -- especially over food.
[*] Submissions Manager is a masthead position.
If this sounds interesting to you, send your resume, transcript, and a quick blurb indicating your main interest areas to Heather Whitney, our Submissions Editor, at email@example.com
. You will receive the Submissions Review Guide as well as a recent submission to review. Based on your review and other qualifications, we'll make a decision. If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org