SJAG Officers and Info
S-JAG employs a unique structure that mirrors a journal in design yet functions as an institute, allowing the organization to provide high-quality, peer-reviewed work to outside institutions. All staff members are required to attend intensive courses in writing and research annually and to sign one-year contracts. The latter guarantees an effective transfer of expertise and institutional knowledge and provides clients with the assurance that every project is managed professionally, consistently and with the utmost competence.
A key component of S-JAG is The Think Tank, an internal team focused on identifying opportunities for social change, contacting non-profits and pro-bono attorneys and initiating new research projects.
No current leadership.
Professors Alan Chen and Julie Nice, scholars and practioners, respectively, in the areas of constitutional law, civil rights, federal jurisdiction and constitutional law, poverty law and sexual orientation law at the University of Denver College of Law, are S-JAG faculty advisors. In this role, Professors Chen and Nice help students select appropriate projects, identify, and help students contact appropriate and valuable subject matter experts.
S-JAG staff positions include a board consisting of six 2L and 3L students: managing director, research director, project director, technical editor, substantive editor and assistant managing director. The board supervises five groups each consisting of one project manager and four staff members who conduct the initial research and draft memos.
The managing director is responsible for business affairs such as accounting, and client management. The managing director represents S-JAG to external constituents, serving as a liaison to current and prospective attorneys as well as to the board of directors. This position is held by a third-year law student entering his or her second year as an S-JAG member, and who possesses a strong commitment to social justice, excellent communication skills, and strong leadership ability.
The research director edits all written projects. He or she is responsible for training staff and supervising research projects and research edits. The research director must approve all research projects and research edits before materials are presented to attorneys. This position is reserved for a third-year student entering his or her second year as an S-JAG member, and who has worked as a research assistant, held a position on a journal, or gained practical experience as a paralegal or equivalent.
The project director ensures the smooth operation of S-JAG’s production schedule, allocates resources, and manages the organization’s timeline. He or she selects and/or creates research projects with input from senior staff and the board of directors. This position is reserved for a third-year student entering his or her second year as an S-JAG member, and who possesses excellent organizational and communication skills, and strong leadership ability.
National Advisory Committee
Interested in becoming part of the National Advisory Committee? Act now. The Committee meets once a year. To learn about the group’s activity, offer suggestions and advice, and help spread the word about S-JAG services contact SJAG Email, 303.871.6347, or send a letter of intent to:University of Denver College of Law Attn: Social Justice Action Group 2255 East Evans Avenue Denver, CO 80208