Serving as an editor on the Duke Law Journal can be an extremely valuable part of your legal education. The Journal is recognized as one of the nation’s top law reviews and its members benefit from the analytical and writing skills they develop through the Journal experience. Although Journal membership is a valued credential for legal practice, obtaining a clerkship, or securing a faculty position, editors gain much more: the satisfaction of having made significant contributions to important legal scholarship, the opportunity to publish their own work, and the experience of working closely with fellow students to produce eight issues each academic year.
As a staff editor, you will screen, cite check, and edit a broad range of legal scholarship, as well as contribute to the published notes of fellow student editors. As a member of the Journal’s Executive Committee, you can actively participate in the selection of manuscripts for publication.
Third-year editors have the opportunity to publish their own scholarship in the Journal. The Journal is committed to publishing a large number of student-written pieces each year.