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Seeking Student Assistants at La Trobe Law School

Seeking Student Assistants for Law in Context and Law and Justice

La Trobe Law School is seeking student assistants to volunteer with our in-house journal Law in Context and to contribute to the Law and Justice blog in Semester One of 2017.

Law in Context is the leading Australian journal for the contextual study of law. It is edited from La Trobe Law School and published by The Federation Press. For more than 25 years, Law in Context has published important work exploring the context and operation of law in Australia and internationally.

The Law and Justice blog is edited from La Trobe Law School and publicises news, events, research and commentary from staff and students in the school. It was launched in February 2015 and has since featured students’ contributions on a range of issues.

The role of student assistant includes copy-editing and formatting articles for publication in Law in Context, communicating with authors, referees and other key stake holders and producing content for online audiences on the Law and Justice blog.

Student volunteers will gain valuable editing and writing experience during the placement. They will be required to volunteer for up to 4 hours per week.

Student assistants must be enrolled in Year 2 or above of a law degree at La Trobe Law School. They must demonstrate an ability to work collegially in a team, proficiency in comprehension and verbal and written communication, and strong familiarity with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (3 rd  ed, 2010). While past or present editing experience is desirable, it is not required.

If you are interested in volunteering as a student assistant, please send an email with your CV, Cover Letter and Academic Transcript to Managing Editor of Law in Context, Laura Griffin (L.griffin@latrobe.edu.au) by Friday 17th February 2017. Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

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