Dwyer Arce - Pitt Law 2012 and former Managing Editor
JURIST serves as both a professional legal publication and an excellent vehicle for legal education for its readers and staffers. By providing up to date news and commentary on breaking legal developments, JURIST provides the world with objective and unbiased information on the latest rulings and legal actions, replete with links to primary source documents and backgrounders that provide readers with the context needed to understand the turn of events. This service is supplemented by commentary from the greatest legal minds in the world, including law professors from Harvard, Georgetown, Oxford, and Cambridge, as well as attorneys from nonprofits such as the American Civil Liberties Union, and current and former members of government, including former Reagan Solicitor General Charles Fried, Congressman Pedro Pierluisi and officials from a number of state governments. In addition to this service, JURIST provides invaluable benefits to its staffers, giving them experience in writing and editing and allowing them networking opportunities that simply could not be gained elsewhere in law school. Due to this experience, JURIST staffers have increasingly been able to leverage their experience into internships and gainful post-graduation employment, such as prominent clerkships with federal and state judges, academic and teaching fellowships, and scholarships. These aspects make JURIST one of the most innovative and valuable publications in the legal field right now.
Managing Editor 2011-2012
Pitt Law 2012