Membership in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is open to all rising 2L’s, transfer students, and LLM candidates.  Students can join the Journal by applying in the summer. Rising 2L applications occur in late May. Transfer and LLM applications occur in June and July.

Staffers participate in the Journal’s editing process by both substantively and technically editing articles to ensure conformity with the Journal’s style, proper bluebook formatting, and substantive accuracy of citations. This process takes approximately 3–6 hours of work a week.

Staffers also have the opportunity to apply to a number of Assistant Editor positions. These opportunities include:

  • Becoming an Assistant Articles Editor and taking part in substantively editing the content of the Journal;
  • Serving as Assistant Executive Editor and take a lead in the production of the Journal;
  • Participating in planning of the Friedmann Banquet as a Public Affairs Assistant; and
  • Assisting in the editing of student notes as an Assistant Notes Editor

For more information about the opportunities with the Journal of the Transnational Law, please feel free to contact us at