Clinical Law Review Editorial Positions

25 Sep 2012 7:03 PM | Tanya A Cooper (Administrator)

The Clinical Law Review seeks applications for two vacancies on the Board of Editors and for the position of one of the three co-Editors-in-Chief. The Board of Editors urges you to think about whether you would be interested, and to think about others whom you would encourage to apply.

Members of the Board of Editors serve for a term of 6 years. The term of the new Board members will commence in January 2014. Board meetings customarily are held twice a year: once at the annual Clinical Law Review Workshop at the end of September and once at the AALS Spring clinical workshop or conference. Board members are expected to attend meetings regularly. Policy matters for the Review and status of upcoming issues are discussed at these meetings. Throughout the year, Board members are asked to work with authors to edit articles. Board members also customarily serve as small group leaders in the Clinical Law Review Workshop.

The Review has three co-Editors-in-Chief. Kate Kruse is ending her term as co-Editor-in-Chief but will stay on the Board as an Emeritus Editor-in-Chief. Randy Hertz and Michael Pinard are the two other co-Editors-in-Chief, with whom the new co-Editor-in-Chief will work closely. The responsibilities of a co-Editor-in-Chief include final decisions on acceptance and rejection of pieces and the editing of articles. A considerable time commitment is involved but all three co-Editors-in-Chief endorse it as very rewarding work. The co-Editors-in-Chief also must attend Board meetings as previously described. The term of the new co-Editor-in-Chief will commence in January 2014.  Familiarity with the operations of the Journal, through current or prior service on the Board of Editors, is preferred.  The CLR bylaws set the EIC appointment at 6 years.

Applicants should explain their interest in the position and should highlight the aspects of their experience that they believe are most relevant. The Board seeks applications from people committed to the work of the Review and strives to select people with diverse backgrounds and varying experiences in and approaches to clinical legal education. Applications and supporting resumes must be received no later than April 1, 2013. Please email them to me at

The committee to select new Board members is always chaired by a current Board member whose term is expiring. I will be serving this year as the chair of the Selection Committee. The other members of the committee will be designated by the three organizations that sponsor the Clinical Law Review -- AALS, CLEA, and NYU -- each of which will designate two committee members.

I encourage you to contact me or other current or former Board members with any questions or for information about service on the Board or the work of a co-Editor-in-Chief. My fellow Board members and I have found it a very rewarding and informative way to continue the advancement of clinical legal education.

The other members of the Board are: Sameer Ashar, Margaret Martin Barry, Keith Findley, Michele Gilman, Phyllis Goldfarb, Carolyn Grose, Marty Guggenheim, Mae Quinn, and Brenda Smith. The current Editors-in-Chief are Randy Hertz, Kate Kruse, and Michael Pinard. Those who previously served on the Board are: Jane Aiken, Tony Alfieri, Bev Balos, Juliet Brodie, Angela Burton, Stacy Caplow, Bob Dinerstein, Jon Dubin, Cecelia Espenoza, Gay Gellhorn, Peter Toll Hoffman, Jonathan Hyman, Peter Joy, Minna Kotkin, Deborah Maranville, Bridget McCormack, Binny Miller, Kim O’Leary, Ascanio Piomelli, Paul Reingold, Jim Stark, Paul Tremblay, Nina Tarr, Rod Uphoff, and Leah Wortham. The Emeritus Editors-in-Chief are Richard Boswell, Steve Ellmann, and Isabelle Gunning.

I look forward to hearing from you. - Ben Barton


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