First Year Students

Volunteer Editors

First-year students in the Faculty of Law at Queen's University have the opportunity to get involved with the Queen’s Law Journal through the Volunteer Program.

Each year, the QLJ takes on approximately 40 law students to participate in various stages of the editing process. Volunteer Editors gain experience checking citations, proofreading articles, and conducting internal reviews. These skills are invaluable for both law school and future legal practice.


The call for Volunteer Editor applications will be made to all first-year Queen’s Law students at the beginning of September. Applicants will be asked to submit a CV and cover letter, and to complete an editing assignment. Volunteer Editors are selected on the basis of the successful completion of the editing assignment and related prior experience. 

Upper Year Students

Editorial Board

The Queen’s Law Journal is managed and edited by a board of student editors with the support of the Faculty Advisors.

The Editorial Board consists of the following editorial roles:

  • Editors-in-Chief
  • Managing Editor of Articles 
  • Managing Editors of Submissions
  • Managing Editor of Productions
  • Managing Editor of Volunteers
  • Managing Editor of Business & Marketing
  • Managing Editors of the Style Guide 
  • Senior Associate Editor
  • Senior Submissions Editor
  • Associate Editors
  • Associate Submissions Editors
  • Summer Editor


Editorial Board selection takes place in the Winter semester of each year. The process includes the submission of a cover letter, a CV, and an editing or submissions assignment. Candidates are then selected for interviews by the Co-Editors-in-Chief and the Faculty Advisors.

Members of the Editorial Board are selected based primarily on the following criteria: editing ability, writing ability, and relevant experience.

2024-25 Editorial Board Applications

The Queen's Law Journal is now accepting applications for its 2024 Summer Editor and 2024-25 Editorial Board!

The Summer Editor is paid and is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Journal from May to August. They will also work as a research assistant for professors in the Faculty of Law.

Editorial Board positions are practical-skills courses that give 2L and 3L students the opportunity to develop and advance their editing and writing skills as well as critically analyze submitted materials and comment upon the latest in legal scholarship. Enrollment in the Queen’s Law Journal satisfies your practice skills credit requirement and earns between 2 and 3 credits each semester, depending on the position. Students planning to go on exchange may join the Editorial Board for the semester they will be here at Queen’s.

We are looking for students who have (1) an interest in and enthusiasm for the Queen's Law Journal; and (2) strong writing, editing, and analytical skills.

Previous work for the Queen’s Law Journal, or other editorial or research experience, is an asset but it is not required.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter addressed to the Editors-in-Chief, indicating which position(s) you are applying for.
  • Your updated resume.
  • The completed editing and/or submissions assignment(s), depending on which positions you apply for.

Applications must be submitted to the Editors-in-Chief by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, to and In your email, please indicate your availability for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in late February and early March.

Instructions, application assignments, a full list and description of positions, and contact information for current Editorial Board members are available at the following link:

We look forward to receiving your applications. Good luck!