JudicialPhilosophy was born out of my personal passion for judicial studies and jurisprudence and I have been managing it for almost 4 years. It aims to present latest news, opportunities, papers, calls, and events for those who care about judges, judicial behaviour, education and policymaking. Until now centralisation of these topics has been scarce, and this website aims to fill the gap and bring together a community of jurists, philosophers, scientists, educators, policymakers and everyone who is interested in judicial studies. It sometimes touches on tangent disciplines and topics in view of a holistic approach to judicial philosophy.

Online visibility and reach (Apr 2012 – Jan 2016): • Google Analytics: 20,000+ unique visitors from 175 countries, 44% returning; • Twitter: 1,200+ followers, 4,300+ tweets; • Facebook page: 400+ fans; • content: 1,300+ posts (approx 1 per day). Take a look.

I first began working for Judicial Philosophy because I thought it was a very daring initiative. In such little time, Judicial Philosophy has already caught the attention of legal professionals and academics on various social media. The website offers reliable content, fit to help anyone interested in attending a certain event, searching for a newly released book or applying for an essay competition. I was most impressed that, in less than a year, experienced legal professionals and academics have started talking about Diana’s website and recommended it further. Curating content requires quite a bit of work. This is why the website bears Diana’s trademark, which is high quality work. I can see how using Judicial Philosophy can can really aid one’s professional choices. It certainly helps mine.

Cristina U.

UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence

I have just finished my one-year mandate as the Managing Editor of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (UCLJLJ). This year was particularly challenging and rewarding at UCLJLJ as we were in charge with implementing a whole range of enhancements:

  • we are now publishing two issues instead of one issue per year, both online and print;
  • we have just launched an online submission system, in collaboration with UCL Press, which is more transparent towards authors and easier to manage by the editorial team;
  • we have switched to an open access policy; all our issues are now published open access and indexed by Google Scholar, in addition to Westlaw and HeinOnline;
  • we have increased our social media presence, posting regularly to our audiences on Facebook and Twitter.

Legal Education Research Network

I have just ended my administrator role assisting Prof Patricia Leighton in managing the Legal Education Research Network (LERN). I handled a wide range of tasks, from organising events (conferences, workshops, showcases), managing the website, newsletter and social media on a regular basis, as well as managing the membership base. During my mandate, event attendance increased by 30% and membership by 18%. I have implemented a whole range of new technologies and private sector practices (online forms, virtual repositories, management tools) to streamline admin processes and expand outreach. Just to name a few: Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Typeform, Google Drive, Google Forms, Picasa Web. Have a look at the shiny new LERN newsletters here.