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JILP is com­posed of a Senior Board, 3L Article/Notes/Symposium/Book Anno­ta­tion Edi­tors, 2L Staff Edi­tors, and LL.M. Grad­u­ate Edi­tors.

Selection Criteria

Staff Edi­tors are sec­ond-year J.D. can­di­dates who are select­ed from par­tic­i­pants in NYU’s annu­al writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion. (JILP mem­ber­ship is also open to a select num­ber of trans­fer stu­dents through a sep­a­rate com­pe­ti­tion.) JILP seeks stu­dents who are ded­i­cat­ed to pro­duc­ing a supe­ri­or schol­ar­ly pub­li­ca­tion. When eval­u­at­ing Staff Edi­tors, we con­sid­er per­for­mance in the spring writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion and a required per­son­al state­ment, and we also give some con­sid­er­a­tion to grades. We also look for stu­dents with a demon­strat­ed inter­est in inter­na­tion­al law, which stu­dents may show through hav­ing tak­en Inter­na­tion­al Law as a 1L elec­tive, rank­ing the Jour­nal high­ly, or dis­cussing inter­na­tion­al work, study, or trav­el expe­ri­ences in their per­son­al state­ments. In keep­ing with the stat­ed mis­sion of the Jour­nal, we have a strong and con­tin­u­ing com­mit­ment to recruit­ing Staff Edi­tors and oth­er mem­bers who bring with them the widest pos­si­ble diver­si­ty of expe­ri­ences and back­grounds.

Third Year

Board Posi­tions: In the spring, Staff Edi­tors may apply for Senior Board posi­tions which become effec­tive fol­low­ing Spring Break. The Senior Board is select­ed by the pre­vi­ous Board, and is respon­si­ble for the man­age­ment of the Jour­nal. This year, the board con­sists of the fol­low­ing posi­tions

  • Edi­tor-in-Chief and two Man­ag­ing Edi­tors: Respon­si­ble for gen­er­al oper­a­tions.
  • Book Anno­ta­tion Edi­tor: Over­sees the edit­ing and selec­tion of short book reviews.
  • Devel­op­ments Edi­tor: Respon­si­ble for the logis­ti­cal oper­a­tions of the jour­nal, and for plan­ning the writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion.
  • Four Exec­u­tive Edi­tors: Over­see the work of the 2L staff edi­tors, focus­ing on cita­tion and source check­ing.
  • Three Senior Arti­cles Edi­tors: Respon­si­ble for con­tent selec­tion.
  • Two Senior Notes Edi­tors: Run the notes pro­gram (see below).
  • Senior Sym­po­sium Edi­tor: Plan and exe­cute the annu­al JILP sym­po­sium

Non-Board Posi­tions: Third-year stu­dents who do not work on the board assist the Book Anno­ta­tion, Senior Arti­cles, Senior Notes, or Senior Sym­po­sium edi­tors.

LL.M. Students

Selec­tion: Grad­u­ate Edi­tors are LL.M. stu­dents select­ed in Sep­tem­ber based on their per­son­al state­ments and resumes.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties: Grad­u­ate Edi­tors may sub­mit Notes and Book Reviews, read and eval­u­ate arti­cles sub­mit­ted for pub­li­ca­tion, act as advi­sors to JILP mem­bers writ­ing Notes, con­tribute to the ongo­ing updates of the Guide to For­eign and Intern­tion­al Legal Cita­tion, and par­tic­i­pate in oth­er Jour­nal activ­i­ties, includ­ing work­ing with stu­dents on their Notes and orga­niz­ing the sym­po­sium.

JILP is not cur­rent­ly solic­it­ing appli­ca­tions for mem­ber­ship on the jour­nal for the 2013–14 school year.

Life at JILP

JILP spon­sors a num­ber of social and schol­ar­ly events dur­ing the aca­d­e­m­ic year, cul­mi­nat­ing with a ban­quet in the spring. All Jour­nal mem­bers are invit­ed and encour­aged to attend these func­tions.

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