May 7, 2021

Call for blogs| NLUO’s The Legal Aid Society: Rolling Submissions!

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The Legal Aid Society of National Law University Odisha is inviting articles on a rolling basis on The Sphere of Legal Aid in Developing Laws.

About the National Law University Odisha (NLUO)

The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is a vibrant addition to India’s national law universities. Within the short span, NLUO has made its mark as a university engaged in teaching and research in law.The University has received recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12(b) of the UGC Act 1956, and has been receiving grants under the XIIth Plan. Its degrees offered are recognised by the Bar Council of India. It is also an associate member of the UGC-INFLIBNET, and a participant in the National Knowledge Network under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India.

About the Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society of NLUO, since its very inception, has been working with the sole aim of bridging the gap between what the law promises to offer and the actual realities of the law.

The concept of community outreach has been of paramount importance in the committee which it satisfactorily has been achieving through the integration of the students into the community, by organizing legal literacy camps, social mobilization camps, conducting socio-legal surveys relating to wide-ranging contemporary issues like domestic violence, consumer rights, dowry prohibition, land rights, under trial prisoners and many allied areas.

The Committee is envisioned to undertake social action work and expand pro-bono legal services. The committee is more focused on reaching the ground level and doing the actual work as a legal professional.

About the Blog

The Legal Aid Society of National Law University Odisha, a student-run committee of the University has consistently been a mainstay for those who require legal assistance. In pursuance of this, we are pleased to pioneer a blog as a platform to cultivate the conversation on the related issues.

The Society believes that individuals equipped with pristine knowledge of the law are not to remain in ivory towers but to cater to social realities and needs. To promote this ideology, the Blog aims at allowing the authors to explore the legal realm and mould discussions about legal aid not limiting oneself to social gremlins but also widening their array to nascent laws prevailing in India as well as in foreign nations through a meticulous selection process.

The Blog endeavours to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging the synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and research fraternity.

Submission Guidelines

  • Theme: The Blog is open to any topic which revolves around “The Sphere of Legal Aid in Developing Laws” or any other contemporary legal issues.
  • The Blog accepts submissions on a rolling basis. The submissions have to be unpublished and should be the original work of the author(s). Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.
  • Please mail all your submissions to [email protected] with the subject Blog Submission: “Title”, only in a Microsoft Office Word-compatible format (.doc or .docx), PDFs will not be accepted. There must be no hint, whatsoever, of the authors’ identity in the word document submitted.
  • The submission must be between 1000-1500 words. Longer posts may be accepted and published in parts subject to the discretion of the editors. The word limit is exclusive of the endnotes (if any). The citation format used for the endnotes must be uniform, preferably the latest edition of the Bluebook.
  • The References must be in the form of hyperlinks, linked to keywords and phrases in the body of the submission. For Indian case law, the authors may provide links to the case.
  • Factual assertions must be supported with appropriate links to sources. The authors may mention particular sections of the statute using https://www.indiacode.nic.in/.
  • The submission must be in document formatted using Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1.5, and Justified. For the endnotes the font size changes to 10 with a line spacing of 1, while the font remaining constant.
  • Analytical posts are preferred over descriptive ones. Posts will be considered for publication based on various factors, including but not limited to relevance, quality, structure, logic, writing-style and originality.
  • The body of the email must contain a short bio of the author(s) and the name of the institution that they are affiliated to. Submissions are welcomed from students, academicians and practitioners alike. The email must include a paragraph or two succinctly summarising the manuscript submitted.
  • Once posted on the Legal Aid Corner NLUO, a submission may be cross-posted on other platforms. The cross-post must carry the words ‘First posted on the Legal Aid Corner NLUO’, with a link to the post.
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