General Member Recruitment
How to apply
Applications for the Semester 2 hiring round are now open and will close 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, 2020.
- The practical exercise can be downloaded from this link.
- The footnote table can be downloaded from this link.
To apply, applicants must submit the following:
- A CV detailing your skills and experiences;
- A cover letter of no longer than one page in length outlining short responding to the following points:
- Your interest in being involved in MJIL.
- Your interest in international law (either generally of specific areas of international law).
- What you can bring to MJIL.
- Your ability to commit time and effort to MJIL
- Your law school year level and expected graduation year/semester
- A completed practical exercise (both the marked-up article and the footnote table).
Applications can be submitted one of two ways:
- Hard Copy: All four documents should be clearly labelled and collated (stapled, clipped or in a plastic slip) and dropped into the submissions box outside of the MJIL office on the east side of Level 2. The footnotes table should be completed electronically and printed off. We ask that you keep your soft copy work throughout the application process.
- Soft Copy: All four documents can be sent to email@example.com. The hand-edited article should be scanned into one PDF.
General Members form the foundations of MJIL's success and are integral to the editing work of the Journal. The Journal publishes two issues each year, with each volume corresponding to each semester. General Members are allocated one article for each issue to work on with a team of other General Members, under the guidance of an Assistant Editor. The General Member's primary role is to proofread the article for general sense, spelling, punctuation and grammar errors, conformity with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, and source-checking the veracity of the citations.
Responsibilities of General Members include:
- physically locating all the sources in the footnotes that are assigned to you (this both requires and develops strong legal research skills);
- creating and storing digital copies of the sources for later review by other editorial members;
- ensuring that each source cited by the author(s) supports the relevant proposition in the body of their article;
- checking that all articles comply with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation, both in-text and footnotes; and
- other tasks as may be required from time-to-time to support the editorial process and operations of MJIL.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about international law and MJIL, and who can commit the time to work towards its continued success and strong sense of community. Desirable characteristics in a General Member include:
- high attention to detail and care in carrying out work;
- excellent time management and communication skills;
- interest in proofreading, editing and source-checking;
- high levels of accuracy and reliability;
- previous editing experience (beneficial but not mandatory)
- interest in (learning about and engaging with) international law.
Other Roles at MJIL
The Journal offers many editorial and non-editorial positions as part of its internal recruitment. These roles greatly contribute to the operation of the Journal for the benefit of its readers and members.
Editorial roles at MJIL follow this hierarchy:
- General Member
- Assistant Editor
Non-editorial roles operate at the periphery of the Journal's editorial work, as well as contribute to the administrative and non-editorial operations of the Journal. These roles include:
- Business Manager
- Sponsorship Manager
- Events Managers
- Submissions Coordinators
- Solicitations Coordinators
- Alumni Coordinator
- Production Editor
- The Melbourne Journal of International Law office is closed given COVID-19 social distancing University policies until further notice. Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postal Address
- Melbourne Journal of International Law
Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 AUSTRALIA
- Street Address
- University Square
185 Pelham Street
VIC 3053 AUSTRALIA
- +61 3 8344 7913