Call for Editors 2023-2024



The deadline for applications is September 24th, 2023 (23:59 CET).

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Italian version here.

About the review

The Trento Student Law Review is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online-only law journal, entirely student-run and student-edited, established in 2017 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento. The Review publishes its issues biannually with articles written both in English and Italian. All manuscripts are subject to a double-blind peer review, after a scientific scrutiny. The Editorial Board consists of Managing, Associate and Visiting Editors selected through a dedicated call at the beginning of each academic year. An Advisory Board operates in cooperation with the Editorial Team.

What do editors do?

  • Preliminary screening: evaluation of assigned articles, in dialogue with Managing Editors during the review process to determine if the manuscript is ready for external review;
  • Substantive editing: the critical reading and annotation of the texts accepted for publication, suggesting to the author changes to improve the overall quality of the article (paragraphing, conceptual organization and distribution of content, opportunity to deepen certain content), but also to make punctual changes to the text (syntax, style, use of language and expression);
  • Copy-editing: correction of texts (grammar, spelling, punctuation, fact-checking, anti-plagiarism activities) as well as the activity of conforming footnotes to the journal's citation code, while verifying the accuracy and adequacy of the individual sources cited.

All members of the editorial board are also members of the Trento Student Law Review Association, which operates to promote and divulge the publication, and to encourage article submissions among students, alumni and professionals. A team within the board recruits and liaises with peer-reviewers.

Find out more about what being editor means on our website at the Become an editor section.


Law and Ceils students from the University of Trento are eligible for the position of Associate Editor; applicants attending their last year or beyond might be considered for a Collaboration of the board on the basis of particular merits or abilities evaluated by the selection panel. JD/LLB/LLM and Erasmus students from foreign universities are eligible for the position of Visiting Editor.

The ideal candidate has:

  • a very good knowledge of the English language (B2-C2 CEFR);
  • at least one previous team-working experience;
  • a good knowledge of the Trento Student Law Review (find out about us on our official website);
  • an interest in working in an international environment;
  • a strong motivation.

The working language of the Trento Student Law Review is Italian, and it’s used by associate editors in day-to-day exchanges both for written and oral communication. This is due to the need for easy and speedy communications among our associates, who are for the vast majority native Italian speakers. English is used for communications with non-Italian-speaking collaborators and with visiting editors, in activities involving them.

Selection process

To join the editorial board, it is necessary to take part in the selection process by which we aim to know our candidates in order to understand how each one could best contribute to the work of the editorial board.

  1. Fill out the informational form. We ask all candidates to answer a few questions to help us understand what prompted them to apply. This step aims to gather the information that is typically found in a cover letter or personal statement. We’ll ask you to explain what motivated you to apply for membership of the Trento Student Law Review, but also - in light of the CV and past experiences - what value could you bring to the Review and how, in your opinion, you might get involved in our board’s activities;
  2. Send us a Curriculum vitae/Resume, at the same time as filling out the form or at a later stage. The cv allows us to understand what skills the candidate has developed through previous experiences and activities. The curriculum is important because it is the candidate that decides how to structure it, what to include and what to leave out;
  3. The Cognitive interview allows us to meet you in person, informally chatting about your ambitions and aptitudes, summarizing and reviewing the information previously gathered. At the interview you might be asked to translate - from Italian to English or from English to Italian - a short piece of legal literature (e.g., essay, contract clause, previously TSLR-published article).


The editor’s name and affiliation will be listed in the Journal’s website. Being a member of a law review is widely considered a source of prestige, especially when evaluated in an international context: editors’ collaboration with the journal gives an international academic/research profile. Having as extracurricular activity the affiliation to the Trento Student Law Review is sure to be a plus in the eyes of recruiters at law firms.

Testimonial letters will be provided confirming editorial collaboration with the TSLR.

You will be trained to take part in the Law Review’s activities at the best of your abilities, both through webinars, workshops and practical exercises, but also by engaging in the reviewing and editing processes, at first supervised by a senior editor. You will also have the opportunity to join the organizing team for various national & international events and teambuilding activities.

Additional Questions

Find out more about what being editor means on our website at the Become an editor section.

Queries about the editorial responsibilities and the application procedure should be addressed to the

Vice Editor-in-Chief, Emma Castellin or to the Human Resources Team Leader, Benedetta Barbieri.

Further information about the journal itself can also be obtained by contacting us directly by e-mail ( and to visit our official webpage (