Current Editorial Board

Volume 13 (2021-2022)

Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

RACHEL ELLISON

The EIC has ultimate responsibility for all of JEEL’s operations and activities and is the primary source of short- and long-term planning. In addition to performing a number of administrative functions, the EIC plans and conducts editorial board meetings and acts as JEEL’s liaison with the law school’s administration and student body.

Senior Managing Editor (SME)

MAGGIE MACCURDY

The SME’s primary responsibility is to ensure that JEEL is published in a timely fashion while maintaining the highest quality possible. The SME controls the flow, direction, and timing of production work and is responsible for the final form of the publication.

Senior Articles Editors (SAE)

JACOB HOCHBERGER & HANNAH AMANPOUR

The SAE is generally responsible for overseeing the review of unsolicited manuscripts to decide which are worthy of publication in JEEL.  The SAE is JEEL’s primary contact with authors and potential authors. The SAE supervises the articles editing process and performs article edits on articles, perspective pieces, and notes.

Senior Projects Editor (SProjE)

ERIN WEVER

The SProjE coordinates journal events, such as orientation and editorial board meetings, works with the Environmental Law program on its annual symposium, and runs the selection process for the next editorial board. The SProjE is also responsible for updating the content on JEEL’s website and blog to provide the journal’s readership with relevant and timely information that supplements content found in JEEL’s print format.

Senior Production Editor (SProdE)

STEPHEN JAKSCH

The SProdE’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the entire production process runs smoothly and efficiently. The SProdE controls the flow, direction, and timing of production work and meets regularly with the EIC, SME, and the SAE to develop and update the production calendar.

Senior Notes Editor (SNE)

ELEANOR MALONEY

The SNE oversees the notewriting process by which all Members produce a note of publishable quality. The SNE is responsible for the overall management of the note requirements, including the establishment of noteworthiness standards and the resolution of any disciplinary issues.

Managing Editors (ME)

DIVINA LI, ASHER BAUMRIN & EMILY SCHMELPENFENIG

The MEs are responsible for the technical edit of all articles, perspective pieces, and notes, following an Article Editor’s substantive edit. The technical edit involves scrutinizing the article and footnotes for compliance with the Bluebook, ensuring that each document is internally consistent, and that the article or note conforms to the specifications of The Bluebook, The Chicago Manual of Style, and the GW Law Review Style Manual (JEEL’s principal style manual).

Articles Editors (AE)

RACHEL CHRISTENSEN & ANETA GOLASZEWSKI

After Members and Associates complete the citechecking for an article, the AE is responsible for incorporating all citechecking work into the article and ensuring that substantiation is adequate, in particular ensuring that the proper original source has been cited and accurately substantiates the text.

Notes Editors (NE)

ANNA ELLISON, JOSEPH KENNELLY & TANNER HATCH

Each NE, in cooperation with the SNE, helps the notewriter develop his or her topic. After a topic has been selected and approved, the NE works with the writer through the detailed outline and draft stages. The NE is responsible for directing subsequent drafts, with the objective of producing a publishable note to provide to the SNE and the EIC.

EBA Brief Liason

GRACE PEZZEMINTI

The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) Brief is a quarterly online magazine that publishes timely articles on energy-related legal or policy issues of interest to legal and energy professionals. The EBA Brief Liaison communicates between EBA and JEEL, edits EBA Brief articles for style and grammar, and builds the connection between JEEL and EBA.