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SUBCOMMITTEE APPLICATIONS OPEN

Obiter Dicta is the student-run Warwick Law Society magazine, featuring articles written by students on a variety of legal topics. This year Obiter Dicta will also be introducing a podcast featuring prestigious speakers and insightful discussions. We’re now looking for motivated students from across all degree programmes and years of study to join our subcommittee!

Please send your applications to obiter.dicta.magazine@gmail.com with the subject line as your name and the position you are applying for. The deadline to apply is 14th October– those invited to interview will be informed as such, with interviews being held on the 16th, and results announced shortly after. Feel free to email the same address or contact Zarlasht Nasir and Mehran Azzam for any further information.

Available Positions:

Podcast Editor:

* Editing of the Obiter Dicta podcast.

* Obiter Dicta is looking to produce 5 - 7 podcast episodes per term.

Deputy Editor:

* Will be involved in the process of overseeing the coming together of articles for issues and the online blog.

* Would preferably have a base of understanding and interest in the legal field, current affairs, or lifestyle writing.

Arts Director:

* Will liaise with the rest of the team, photographers, and illustrators.

* Ideally, candidates will have a coherent and clear artistic vision for the magazine.

* Skilled and experienced in using graphics software in order to be able to pull together all aspects of the publication.

Marketing Officer:

* Competent in using graphics software to advertise the magazine, talks and podcasts in order to increase the readership of and involvement with the magazine.

Application Processes:

Podcast Editor application:

1- Why do you think you’re qualified for this position? (You don’t necessarily have to have any editing experience- just tell us about any skills or experience you have that may be relevant to the position -teamwork /storytelling/ organizational skills, etc.)

2- Which podcasts do you listen to and why do you enjoy them? -It could be their use of soundclips/the hosts/ how they tell a story. List 1-3 podcasts.

3- If you were to choose 3 topics for our podcasts, what would you choose and what would your target audience be for each?

Deputy Editor Application:

1- Why do you think you’re qualified for this position?

2- We’re releasing 2 editions of Obiter Dicta, each with a theme. Give us 2 possible themes and explain why you think it may appeal to readers.

3- What parts of Obiter Dicta do you think can be improved & how?

4-Part of our plan for the upcoming year is to expand our readership by attracting readers from other universities. How do you think we can do this?

Arts Director:

1- Why do you think you’re qualified for this position?

2- Send us an example of your work (a portfolio if possible).

Marketing Officer:

1- Why do you think you’re qualified for this position? Do you have any experience in marketing at university / school?

2- Part of our plan for the upcoming year is to expand our readership by attracting readers from other universities. How do you think we can do this?

3- Send us an example of your work. (A piece of old work is fine. If you have nothing formerly prepared, feel free to create a poster advertising an event called ‘Women in Law’.)

 

As this year’s Obiter Dicta Co-Editors, we’re really excited to start working with new students and returning students alike to give them the opportunity to be published in a magazine that is read by all types of audiences, including law firms. Irrespective of whether you are a Law or a Non-Law student, you can send in your ideas and start working with our team! 

The print magazine will be bi-annual, while blog articles will be published more regularly. The submission topics that we have in mind are varied in their breadth of topics covered. From commercial related topics to socio-political matters affecting the legal field, there will be something for everyone to get involved in at the Obiter Dicta! 

You may be wondering what will be required of you to join us? The answer to that is that no previous experience at all is necessary as long as you have the enthusiasm and the ability to produce the best articles that you can. 

obiter.dicta.magazine@gmail.com

 
 
 

Term 1

This term, Obiter Dicta has been busy putting together a team of talented writers and editors from all sorts of background, with the aim of creating a journal that is diverse and incredibly insightful. The team has been recruiting new writers all around campus and editing different articles for the 3 subsections that have been chosen for this year: Commercial Awareness, Politics and Technology. As blog posts will be hitting our Facebook page very soon, we are also currently working on the printed issue which will be out in January, as well as our Launch party and talks – something to look forward to in term 2.