Jeannie Shawl - Member, Board of Directors
At its core, JURIST serves two functions - to provide high quality, freely accessible legal news and information to its readers all over the globe, and to provide a unique hands-on training ground for the next generation of lawyers to learn and hone their legal research and writing skills.
I first encountered JURIST as a second-year law student in 2003, and experienced first hand the enormous benefits of working as a JURIST student staffer. I was also later fortunate to serve as JURIST's first Executive Director; in this role, I not only was able to help shape and nurture the skills of JURIST's student volunteers, but I was also able to interact more directly with JURIST's readers.
I know that our readers appreciate the quality and timeliness of JURIST's reporting, the breadth of resources that JURIST makes available, and JURIST's willingness to cover a wide variety of stories based on their inherent newsworthiness, rather than merely their sensational value.
JURIST functions on an extremely lean budget, with only two employees, and instead relies primarily on a volunteer staff, in-kind and monetary donations. Your contribution to JURIST will allow us to continue to expand and enhance our services. JURIST has proven itself as an institution that makes a difference - both in the educational benefit derived by our student editors, and by helping to shine a spotlight on important legal issues around the world.
Please join me in supporting in JURIST's operations by making a pledge today.
JURIST student editor, 2003-05
JURIST Executive Director, 2005-2008
JURIST Board of Directors member, 2008-2012