Queen's Law Journal

Queen's Law Journal
Queen's Law Journal

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

The Queen’s Law Journal has been repeatedly recognized as providing the most comprehensive first year volunteer editor program in Canada.


The call for Volunteer Editor applications will be made to all first year Queen’s Law students at the beginning of September. Volunteer Editors are selected on the basis of the successful completion of an editing assignment, related prior experience, and undergraduate transcripts. 


A volunteer editor reaches for a volume of a court reporter in the library.

Managing Editor (Volunteers) leads a training session for a room full of student volunteers


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


Editorial Board selection takes place in the spring semester of each year. The process includes the submission of a cover letter, a resume, transcripts, and an editing assignment. Candidates are then selected for interviews by senior board members and the Faculty Advisors.

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