Applications for vacant positions on the 2020-2021 Editorial Board are now open. We seek capable candidates to full positions as Assistant Editors, Line Editors, Blog Editors, and Layout Editors for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Qualified applicants have strong writing, analytical, and editing skills. While it is helpful to have some familiarity with Bluebook citation format, it is not necessary. Avid readers of law review articles are highly encouraged to apply. Positions are only open to currently enrolled undergraduates at Georgetown University. 

To apply, please send an email to Please format the subject of your email as follows: LastName-Application 2020. A complete application will consist of the following:

  • Resume
  • Five-page, double-spaced writing sample. The writing sample should ideally address a topic relevant to the topics on which GUULR might publish.
  • Please include the following information in the body of your email:
    • Full Name
    • Class Year, School, Majors, and Minors
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • The positions to which you are applying. Please provide a short paragraph detailing your interest in each. Position descriptions can be found below.

The application will be due October 9, 2020 at midnight. Applicants will receive decisions within a few weeks of the deadline. Please reach out to us at with any questions.

As you consider applying to The Editorial Board, if you have a piece or a thought that you think is a good match for the GUULR Blog, we urge you to consider submitting a blog post. Find blog submission requirements here.


The Editorial Board

Position Descriptions

Assistant Editor
In charge of the editorial process for their article, including corresponding/meeting with the author. Assistant Editors will be paired with a Line Editor. Together Assistant and Line Editors go through several rounds of edits, while the Assistant Editor updates Management on the progress. Assistant Editors focus on content-editing, syntax, and Bluebook citations.

Line Editor
Work closely and report to the Assistant Editor with whom they are paired. Line Editors edit for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical/stylistic rules in general. They are also responsible for changing all citations to Bluebook format.

Layout Editor
Given finalized articles to put into the publication-ready layout using InDesign. Applicants need not already be familiar with InDesign, but are otherwise expected to attend training sessions hosted by the library.

Blog Editor
Responsible for the routine maintenance of the GUULR blog. They will work with authors to edit and revise blog posts and will post submissions to the website. Blog Editors may also be asked to help Management with sustaining GUULR’s social media and online presence.