My friend Luke Peterson, who publishes the always informative and insightful Investment Arbitration Reporter, is looking for some additional contributors:
Investment Arbitration Reporter is currently expanding our small team of specialized journalists and analysts.
Our contributors are located in different geographic locations, and are self-motivated individuals with strong English language writing skills. Experience in journalistic writing/blogging, or in the preparation of legal case summaries, is particularly valued.
We are looking for contributors with flexible schedules, and an ability to balance longer-term research assignments while also taking on a certain number of short-term breaking-news tasks. Thus, contributors should notbe engaged in other full-time employment or intensive one-year degree programs (LLMs, etc.). However, those enrolled in Phd progrems or engaged in post-doctoral research may be ideal candidates.
Typical contributor assignments include:
- Reporting on new arbitration claims that come to IAReporter's attention (this may involve interviewing of sources and review of publicly-available records);
- Review and summary of procedural orders and decisions rendered in arbitration cases;
- Investigation of unreported claims against countries of interest
- Assisting IAReporter's Editor on longer-term thematic research (e.g. trends in arbitration)
Ideally, contributors will have an average of 8 hours per week to dedicate to assignments. However, if you're looking for fuller employment, talented candidates may be able to work themselves into such a position.
We pay fees that are generous by journalism standards, but modest by the standards of “Big Law” firms.
Interested candidates can send their cv’s and a short (500 word or less) cover note. Your cover note should clearly indicate any employment and programs-of-study in which you are currently engaged. Please send these materials to [email protected] and include the words “Freelance contributor” in the subject header of your email message.
Luke knows everything that's going on in the investment arbitration world, and this seems like a great opportunity to get paid to learn more about the field.