Call for Senior Editors and Collaborative Writers

 

Greetings.

 

Since its launch, the University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal has attracted authors from almost every continent to portray and critique recent developments in Business Law and related areas. Conceiving the law as a key instrument for economic development, the Journal’s yearly volume, published in two issues (Winter/Summer), covers a diverse array of topics of interest to business, policy and legal professionals, e.g., corporate & securities law, intellectual property protection, labor & employment matters, taxation affairs, trade & financial regulation, and transactional & financing issues. With only eight volumes published so far, the pertinence of the subjects addressed by the Journal has earned it a privileged spot among student-edited, specialized, digital legal periodicals. Now on its Ninth Volume, the Journal is seeking for talented, enthusiastic law students willing to develop a set of high-valued skills in a collegiate and collaborative environment.

 

This Call is circumscribed to the positions of Senior Editor and Collaborative Writer. Senior Editors assist the Editorial Board during the editorial cycle and in supervising both the editorial teams and the designated committees. Collaborative Writers will work with the Editorial Board in developing the work plan for publications, which will include the topics and areas of law that will be covered during the editorial cycle. Collaborative Writers have the option of publishing articles, student notes, or case notes on matters related to the particular areas of law that the Journal works with, which might be published in our Ninth Volume or in our webpage and other electronic media platforms.

 

To be considered for the position of Senior Editor, please submit the following:

  1. An updated résumé, summarizing the qualities you would contribute to the Journal. It should also highlight any recognition that makes you stand out among your peers.
  2. A one-page cover letter (CL), not restating what your résumé should summarize, but expressing what you expect to gain from your experience as an editor and your vision and mission for the Journal. It is in this document where you should specify the position you are applying to.
  3. A writing sample done during the course of your Law School studies, demonstrating your mastery of grammar, punctuation, and style.
  4. Complete the exercise available at:https://goo.gl/forms/pRWdU9irMMxHv39q1. Observe proper grammar, punctuation, and style rule; and citation guidelines, according to the rules set forth in The Bluebook.

 

To be considered for the positions of Collaborative Writer, please submit the following:

  1. An updated résumé, summarizing the qualities you would contribute to the Journal. It should also highlight any recognition that makes you stand out among your peers.
  2. A one-page cover letter (CL), not restating what your résumé should summarize, but expressing your interest in any of the areas of Commercial, Corporate, and Business law covered by the Journal, what you expect to gain from your experience as a writer, and your vision and mission for the Journal. It is in this document where you should specify the position you are applying to.
  3. A writing sample done during the course of your Law School studies, demonstrating your mastery of grammar, punctuation, and style.
  4. A short essay or note (1,000-2,500 words) that illustrates your opinion and analysis on any of the following:
    1. Desarrolladora Caribe Ven-Lour Enterprises, Inc., 2017 TSPR 96 (focusing on the discussion of negotiable instruments).
    2. Pastor León Secretario de Hacienda, 2016 TSPR 167 (focusing on the discussion pertaining to tax law).
    3. Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Docket No. 16-111, available at: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/masterpiece-cakeshop-ltd-v-colorado-civil-rights-commn/ (focusing on an analysis of the controversy that will be before the United States Supreme Court and the implications that their decision may have in constitutional rights recognized to corporate).
  1. When writing your note, you should observe proper grammar, punctuation, and style rule; and, to the best of your ability, follow citation guidelines, according to the rules set forth in The Bluebook.

 

Complete applications will be accepted until 11:55 PM of Wednesday, July 12, 2017. They should be sent directly to uprblj@gmail.com, under the subject: Ninth Volume Editorial Staff Application. Please review the attached letter for more specific instructions. We look forward to hear from you. Share with us any question that may arise while preparing your application, but keep your deadline in mind at all times.

 

With our best regards,

The Editorial Board

Ninth Volume

University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal

 

Call for Senior Editors and Collaborative Writers