Notice of Opportunity: Have You Ever Thought of Entering Academia?

Columbia Law School is looking for an Editor-at-Large to oversee and administer the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog.  The Blog, now completing its third year, has grown rapidly and become one of the most read sources of current information and opinion on corporate law, securities law, and financial regulatory issues, including white collar crime, enforcement, antitrust, restructuring and kindred topics.  The Blog’s content presents legal developments and insights from a range of sources, including practitioners, academics and regulatory bodies.  A new post is generally published at least once every weekday and the Blog also highlights important news developments in its areas of coverage.  The Editor manages the blog on a day to day basis, seeking content, working with contributors, and editing copy.  Several student editors support the Editor in preparing posts.  This position is best suited for a law firm associate or recent law school graduate with an interest in pursuing scholarship in the fields covered by the Blog, probably with the view of going on the academic job market thereafter.  The Editor will have time to pursue individual research and flexibility with regard to his or her work schedule.  Among the other benefits of the position are the status of a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia Law School, full access to workshops and other academic events and the chance to work closely with the Blog’s Editorial Committee (Professors John Coffee, Robert Jackson, and Kate Judge, and Adjunct Professor Ed Greene).  Compensation is below the normal associate salary levels, but well above almost all post-doctoral fellows.  Technical skills are not required for running the Blog, but some transactional knowledge is necessary.  Ideally, we would want a two year commitment.  Those interested should email Joseph Ponce, assistant to Professor Coffee at jmp2204@columbia.edu and submit a cover letter, C.V. and any other relevant materials.