Call for Editorial Committee Members 2020-2021

The Rapoport Center invites UT law and graduate students to serve on the editorial committee for its Working Paper Series (WPS). Dedicated to interdisciplinary and critical dialogue on international human rights law and discourse, the WPS publishes innovative papers by established and early-career researchers as well as practitioners. The goal is to provide a productive environment for debate about human rights among academics, policymakers, activists, practitioners, and the wider public.

The editorial committee offers an opportunity to gain experience editing academic articles and writing scholarly online commentary. Editorial committee members will review and select submissions, and edit accepted papers. WPS editors also work with Sur: International Journal on Human Rights, a São Paulo-based journal that is published biannually in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, to edit articles that have been translated to English from a variety of languages. In addition, each committee member will write or coordinate short pieces for our Human Rights Commentary page, either about an accepted paper or other human rights issues. Committee members are expected to attend regular monthly meetings and discuss papers submitted to the WPS.

More on the WPS.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the editorial committee, please submit the following to

Cover letter
include: graduate department and anticipated graduation date; experience with and interest in international human rights; any editing and/or publishing experience


Writing sample
roughly 10 pages; may be about any academic topic; does not have to specifically address human rights


October 10, 2020