MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.

 

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a.     membership of the cambridge law review, volume iv

 

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). Accordingly, applications will be considered in two tranches; between September and November for Issue 1, and between March and April for Issue 2:

(a) Applications for positions on the Managing Board will be considered in September, prior to Michaelmas 2018;

(b) Applications for positions on the Editorial Board of Volume IV, Issue 1 will be considered in September–October 2018; and

(c) Applications for positions on the Editorial Board of Volume IV, Issue 2 will be considered in June–July 2019.

b.     membership of de lege ferenda, volume ii

 

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). Accordingly, like the CLR, applications will be considered in two tranches; between September and November for Issue 1, and between March and April for Issue 2:

 

(a) Applications for the position of Managing Editor will be considered in September–October 2018; and

(b) Applications for positions on the Editorial Board of Volume II will be considered in September–October 2018.

c.     editorial roles and descriptions

 

MANAGING BOARD

VICE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

  • 2 positions available.

  • This position is for the entirety of Volume IV. 

  • 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 (EVENTS AND PUBLICITY)

  • 1 position available.

  • This position is for the entirety of Volume IV.

  • Preference will be given to applicants graduating in 2020 or after given that the role extends into Michaelmas of 2019.

  • Responsible for the events and publicity of the Cambridge Law Review and De Lege Ferenda. Fixed events will include the Launch Event of Volume IV, Issue 1 and Issue 2 of the Review as well as Volume II, Issue 1 and Issue 2 of De Lege Ferenda. Other events may include lectures (which the Editor may wish to run either in conjunction with the Cambridge University Law Society (CULS) or independently), editorial board socials, and any other event the Editor may wish to initiate. The Editor is also required to update, where relevant, the Cambridge Law Review website.

EDITORIAL BOARD: VOLUME IV, ISSUE 1 OF THE CAMBRIDGE LAW REVIEW

MANAGING EDITOR (CAMBRIDGE LAW REVIEW: VOLUME IV, ISSUE 1) *

  • 1 position available.

  • This position is only for Volume IV, Issue 1 (which will run from late Summer until Lent). 

  • Responsible for the publication of Volume IV, Issue 1. Issue 1 will be published by the end of Lent Term 2019 (15 March 2019). This will involve oversight of the review/scoring of the submissions, the subsequent substantive and technical editing of the selected submissions, coordinating with the typesetter, printing of the Issue, and its distribution. The Managing Editor will manage up to 6 Senior Editors and 24 Associate Editors. 

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SENIOR EDITOR (CAMBRIDGE LAW REVIEW: VOLUME IV, ISSUE 1) * 

  • Maximum of 6 positions available.

  • This position is only for Volume IV, Issue 1 (which will run from late Summer until Lent). 

  • 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. Each Senior Editor will manage up to 4 Associate Editors.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR (CAMBRIDGE LAW REVIEW: VOLUME IV, ISSUE 1) *

  • Maximum of 24 positions available.

  • This position is only for Volume IV, Issue 1 (which will run from late Summer until Lent). 

  • 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. 

* Note that the whole Editorial Board (including a new Managing Editor) for Volume IV, Issue 2 will be appointed in the Summer (June–July).

EDITORIAL BOARD: VOLUME II, ISSUE 1 OF DE LEGE FERENDA

MANAGING EDITOR (DE LEGE FERENDA: VOLUME II)

  • 1 position available.

  • The Managing Editor is responsible for the entire sub-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. The Managing Editor (De Lege Ferenda) will manage a total of 4 Senior Editors and 16 Associate Editors in 2 different tranches.

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SENIOR EDITOR (DE LEGE FERENDA: VOLUME II)

  • 2 positions available.

  • Responsible for the publication of De Lege Ferenda, Volume 2, which will by published by the end of Lent Term 2019 (15 March 2019). This will involve oversight of the review/scoring of the submissions, the subsequent substantive and technical editing of the selected submissions, coordinating with the typesetter, printing of the Issue, and its distribution. Each Senior Editor will manage 4 Associate Editors.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR (DE LEGE FERENDA: VOLUME II) 

  • Maximum of 8 positions available.

  • 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)
Please upload a .pdf copy of your curriculum vitae (CV).
Upload Edited Copy of Editorial Task with Changes Tracked
Only Microsoft Word documents (.docx, .doc), not Pages documents (.pages) or .pdf files.

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: