Law students at the University of Saskatchewan get hands-on experience editing a legal journal when they are selected for the student Editorial Board of the Saskatchewan Law Review. The Editorial Board comprises eighteen second- and third-year students. Students on the Editorial Board select and edit articles for publication, set policy, and must write a paper for possible publication in the Review. In the process, these students learn about legal publishing and can improve their legal research and writing skills.
Join the Editorial Board
The application deadline for the 2020-21 Editorial Board is August 17, 2020.
To apply, please email Michelle Halvorson at email@example.com no later than Monday, August 17, 2020 indicating your interest and any relevant work experience.
The following should be included in your application:
- Cover Letter
- A copy of either:
- A major or minor paper written by you (third year applicants)
- Your Legal Research and Writing memorandum or factum (whichever was written solely by you) (second-year applicants)
Each year, the law dean invites those students who have ranked high in first- and second-year courses to apply for the Law Review.
As enrollment is restricted, the dean's invitation does not ensure admission. Students who are interested in the Law Review but did not receive an invitation from the dean should still apply. Selection is according to merit and primary consideration is given to academic standing. However, other abilities, experience, interests, and motivation are also considered. Special consideration may be given to students who have demonstrated exceptional writing ability, publication experience or other particular skills.
Potential employers also recognize the value of students' experience as editors: past editors have been clerks at the Supreme Court of Canada and other courts, or have found exciting articling positions with private firms. Students on the Editorial Board also have the opportunity to attend the Saskatchewan Law Review Lecture Dinner, meeting prominent members of the bar and bench, and other social events planned by the board throughout the year.
Board members receive three credit hours for their work over the year and, although they work on the Law Review throughout the year, can choose to apply those credits to either their first or second term. Whichever term is designated, the grade will be awarded at the end of the academic year. The term that a student on the board elects for Law Review credit is the term in which they must complete the Law Review writing component (minor paper and book note/abstracts). Editorial work accounts for 60% and writing assignments for 40% of the grade for students on the Editorial Board.
More information about applying to be a member of the Editorial Board can be found in the class balloting information package distributed by the College of Law, or by contacting:
Current Editorial Board
The 2020-21 Editorial Board of the Saskatchewan Law Review is responsible for Volume 83 of the Saskatchewan Law Review.