JURIST is currently accepting applications from first year law students beginning degree programs at law schools in the United
States or abroad. For the very first time in JURIST’s 22-year history we have a limited number of external student staff
positions available to supplement the law student staff working in our headquarters at the University of Pittsburgh School
of Law. External staffers will be taken on as volunteers and will be expected to work 10 hours a week, supervised online
by JURIST professional editors based in Pittsburgh.
Apart from performing a pro bono public service for readers around the world, JURIST staff members develop numerous skills
vital to the practice of law, including research, analysis and writing, working under deadlines in a team environment
and developing contacts within the legal profession. JURIST staffers routinely use their JURIST posts as writing samples
when seeking employment and academic advancement.
Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong work ethic, responsibility, attention to detail, ability to work independently
and in virtual teams, and a serious ongoing interest in national and international legal developments. The ability to
read a foreign language is a plus. Fluency in written English is required. Applicants will undergo a rigorous selection
process, including an audition and interview.