APPLICATION PROCESS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

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a.     membership of the cambridge law review

 

Each year, the Cambridge Law Review (CLR) selects members from the body of law students in the University of Cambridge. This includes BA (Law), LLM, MPhil., MLitt, and PhD students. For Volumes I through III, the CLR published one issue per year, and so the application process was concluded annually in October. However, Volume IV onwards will comprise two issues; one to be edited and published during Michaelmas and Lent (October to March), and one to be edited and published in summer (June to September). The call for new members is advertised each year at the beginning of Michaelmas Term. Candidates for the Editorial Board are required to review a mock article submission and highlight its editorial shortcomings. The aim of this editorial task is to test candidates' attention to detail and commitment to excellence. Members of the Editorial Board from the previous year need not complete the editorial task, should they wish to continue for another year.

b.     membership of de lege ferenda

 

Applications for positions on the Editorial Board of De Lege Ferenda (DLF) should also be made using the application form below. Interested applicants should take note that membership with the CLR or DLF is in the alternative—you will either be appointed an editor of the CLR or DLF. Volume II of DLF will also comprise two issues; one to be edited and published during Michaelmas and Lent (October to March), and one to be edited and published in summer (June to September).

c.     editorial roles and descriptions

 

MANAGING BOARD

VICE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

  • 2 positions available.

  • The Vice Editors-in-Chief are responsible for supporting the Editor-in-Chief, who is responsible for all aspects of the Cambridge Law Review and its subsidiary journal, De Lege Ferenda. This includes, but is not limited to: calling for submissions, managing editors and the blind review process, personally reviewing submissions, maintaining the Review’s website, running of events and a lecture series, publicity, correspondence with the Honorary Board, and the publication of the Review.

 

MANAGING EDITOR (CAMBRIDGE LAW REVIEW)

  • 1 position available.

  • General responsibility for the journal. This includes, but is not limited to: calling for submissions (he/she should work with the Managing Board—that is, the Editor and Vice Editors-in-Chief), reviewing the submissions, substantive and technical editing, typesetting and publication, publicity, and any other associated tasks. In publicising the journal, the Managing Editor may wish to host lectures or other events under the name of Cambridge Law Review—he or she may take such initiatives in consultation with the Managing Board.

  • Communication with senior, associate, and international editors and collection of the evaluation rubrics for each submission.

  • Subsequent substantive and technical editing of the selected submissions, coordinating with the typesetter, printing of the Issue, and distribution.

MANAGING EDITOR (DE LEGE FERENDA)

  • 1 position available.

  • General responsibility for the journal. This includes, but is not limited to: calling for submissions (he/she should work with the Managing Board—that is, the Editor and Vice Editors-in-Chief), reviewing the submissions, substantive and technical editing, typesetting and publication, publicity, and any other associated tasks. In publicising the journal, the Managing Editor may wish to host lectures or other events under the name of De Lege Ferenda itself—he or she may take such initiatives in consultation with the Managing Board.

  • Communication with senior, associate, and international editors and collection of the evaluation rubrics for each submission.

  • Subsequent substantive and technical editing of the selected submissions, coordinating with the typesetter, printing of the Issue, and distribution.

EDITORIAL BOARD (CAMBRIDGE LAW REVIEW)​​

SENIOR EDITORS

  • Responsible for the scoring and review of allocated submissions in preparation for the Managing Editor and Managing Board to select the submissions to be published. Once the submissions to be published have been selected, the Senior Editor will need to coordinate the substantive and technical editing of the allocated submissions in preparation for publication. This will involve allocating tasks to the Associate Editors, corresponding with authors, and personally ensuring the editing process is properly done.

ASSOCIATE AND INTERNATIONAL EDITORS

  • Responsible for the blind reviewing and scoring of their allocated submissions. Comments made and scores given by the Associate Editors will be compiled by their Senior Editors to be submitted to their corresponding Managing Editor and the Managing Board to select the submissions to be published. Once the submissions to be published have been selected, the Associate Editors will proceed to conduct substantive and technical editing of their allocated submissions in preparation for publication. This will typically involve assisting the author tighten their reasoning, fact-checking assertions and citations, proofreading, and formatting the submission to match OSCOLA and the Review's Redbook.

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EDITORIAL BOARD (DE LEGE FERENDA)

SENIOR EDITORS

  • Responsible for the scoring and review of allocated submissions in preparation for the Managing Editor and Managing Board to select the submissions to be published. Once the submissions to be published have been selected, the Senior Editor will need to coordinate the substantive and technical editing of the allocated submissions in preparation for publication. This will involve allocating tasks to the Associate Editors, corresponding with authors, and personally ensuring the editing process is properly done.

ASSOCIATE AND INTERNATIONAL EDITORS

  • Responsible for reviewing and scoring their allocated submissions. Comments made and scores given by the Associate Editors will be compiled by their Senior Editors to be submitted to their Managing Editor to select the submissions to be published. Once the submissions to be published have been selected, the Associate Editors will proceed to conduct substantive and technical editing of their allocated submissions in preparation for publication. This will typically involve assisting the author tighten their reasoning, fact-checking assertions and citations, proofreading, and formatting the submission to match OSCOLA and the Review's Redbook.

d.     membership application form

 
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If you are on a 1-year programme (e.g. the LLM), please select "Year 1". 

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Why are you interested in joining the Cambridge Law Review?

Why do you think you are suitable for the role(s) for which you have applied?

What other roles in other societies will you be taking on (or are planning on taking on)?

Please list the society, your role, the period for the role, and the expected commitment the role entails (light, heavy, etcetera).

Upload Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Upload Edited Copy of Editorial Task with Changes Tracked

The Editorial Task is a short sample piece contains typological and formatting errors, and should be edited to match the Cambridge Law Review’s Redbook as well as the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) (4th Edition), in particular footnotes. The extent of your eye for detail and the quality of your work will be used to determine your suitability for membership with the CLR or DLF. 

The necessary documents are available here:

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