Thursday, August 31, 2017

Reminder: Apply to be an Editor of The Second Draft

Do you enjoy meeting new legal writing colleagues and working with them on their scholarship? Do you want to give back to the legal writing community in a meaningful way? If so, consider becoming an editor of The Second Draft.  

The Second Draft is an online publication of the Legal Writing Institute. It currently seeks three new board members to serve on the Editorial Board for terms lasting two to four years. Among other duties, Board members select the theme for the issue, draft a call for papers to solicit submissions, select articles from the pool of submissions, and work with authors and a graphic designer to edit those selections and produce the final issue. The Second Draft publishes one issue in the spring and one in the fall. Members of the Fall Board are busiest between April and September, while members of the Spring Board are busiest between October and March. The Board seeks strong applicants who: (1) possess exceptional editing skills and attention to detail; (2) enjoy working with authors and providing constructive critiques of accepted articles; (3) are proactive in volunteering for tasks and sharing responsibilities; (4) have a strong work ethic and will consistently manage time wisely, meet deadlines, and make meaningful contributions to the publication;  (5) think creatively, and (6) will be dedicated to producing a polished and professional final product.

To apply for a position on The Second Draft editorial board, please submit a resume and a statement of interest (one page maximum) to by September 1, 2017.

The Second Draft Editorial Board

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