JudicialPhilosophy was born out of my personal passion for judicial studies and jurisprudence and I managed it for almost 4 years. It presented the latest news, opportunities, papers, calls, and events for those who care about judges, judicial behaviour, education and policymaking. Until 2012 centralisation of these topics had been scarce, and this website aimed 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 touched 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 was the Managing Editor of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (UCLJLJ). That year was particularly challenging and rewarding at UCLJLJ as we were in charge with implementing a whole range of enhancements:
- we switched to publishing two issues instead of one issue per year, both online and print;
- we launched an online submission system, in collaboration with UCL Press, which was more transparent towards authors and easier to manage by the editorial team;
- we switched to an open access policy; all our issues were published open access and indexed by Google Scholar, in addition to Westlaw and HeinOnline;
- we increased our social media presence, posting regularly to our audiences on Facebook and Twitter.
I assisted 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 implemented a whole range of new technologies and private sector practices (online forms, virtual repositories, management tools) to streamline admin processes and expand outreach.