The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice is accepting applications from UT law and graduate students to become members of the editorial committee for the Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series (WPS). Editorial committee members will be in charge of reviewing and selecting submissions, lightly editing accepted papers, and writing or coordinating reaction pieces to submitted papers. We are currently looking for 4-5 new members for our editorial committee.
The Working Paper Series is dedicated to interdisciplinary and critical dialogue about international human rights law and discourse, with the aim of exposing students, professors, and advocates to the latest human rights scholarship. Submitted papers are reviewed by an inter-disciplinary editorial committee and, if accepted, are published on our website. The committee is also in charge of producing comments and reactions to the papers as a means to spur debate, in our blog-format website.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the editorial board, please submit a copy of your resume, a writing sample (roughly 10 pages), and a cover letter by Friday, May 10, 2013. The writing sample may be about any academic topic and does not have to specifically address human rights. The cover letter should include the following information: (1) graduate department and anticipated graduation date, (2) experience with and interest in international human rights, and (3) any editing and/or publishing experience. Please send your application to RCWPS@law.utexas.edu. Committee members are expected to attend regular monthly meetings and to engage in discussions about papers submitted to the WPS. To learn more about the Rapoport Center and its projects and events please visit http://www.rapoportcenter.org.
Welcome to the Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series at the University of Texas at Austin. The Working Paper Series is dedicated to interdisciplinary and critical dialogue about international human rights law and discourse. We encourage submissions from scholars of all disciplines as well as from activists and advocates that contribute to the Rapoport Center’s mission to build a multidisciplinary community engaged in the study and practice of human rights that promotes the economic and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both locally and globally.
To launch the Rapoport Center Working Paper Series, we have selected to post the papers of the winner, runner-up, and a finalist of the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights. For more information about this competition see the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice Call for Papers.
The first papers all address issues related to gender and human rights, but we would like to emphasize that the Working Paper Series is interested in publishing papers on a wide variety of human rights topics in accordance with our mission statement. Future papers will not be confined to a given topic, and we welcome submissions on a rolling basis.
We invite you to read our papers and post your own reactions to them on our blog-format website, as well as to submit your own work to us. We look forward to including you in our conversation!