The Editorial Board is the nerve centre of the Common Law Review (CLR) and its powers and duties are set out in the Statutes of the Common Law Society. The Editorial Board is made up of the following personnel:
The Editor-in-Chief is usually a law student or recent graduate selected through an open, public appointment process and appointed for a period of one year by the President of the Common Law Society after receiving approval from the Common Law Society’s Committee (in Czech, “Výbor”). The Editor-in-Chief has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Editorial Board and reports to the Common Law Society’s Committee.
The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by the Executive Editors who are appointed and removed by the Common Law Society’s Committee. The Executive Editors are generally recruited from talented contributors to the CLR, usually law students or fresh graduates. They meet in an informal setting approximately once a month and are responsible for the day to day running and development of the CLR.
The Executive Editors are helped by the Corresponding Editors, who assist with the editorial process and are generally recruited from former Executive Editors.
Academic Advisors also contribute by providing strategic advice and defining long-term objectives of the CLR.
The Representative of the Committee is responsible for informing the Common Law Society’s Committee about the activities of the CLR.
Article Editors are native English speakers who review and edit submitted contributions. They are usually recruited from amongst law students at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, but the CLR occasionally accepts applications from other law faculties in common law countries.