Call for Blogs: Awaaz: The Blog of Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre: Rolling Submissions

About the Blog

‘Awaaz: The Blog’ is an initiative of the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. The blog publishes articles with the aim to encourage diverse legal discourse on contemporary social, political, and legal issues, and wishes to create a space where different ideas can come together and converse with each other.

It also aims at giving the author an opportunity to explore the legal arena and shape discussions relating to paramount and critical issues pertaining to legal aid through a diligent selection process.

Call for Blogs

The present issue of Awaaz focusses on social issues as well as legal and policy matters. Preference shall be given to recent developments and trends in the socio-legal domain. Owing to the nature of the blog, we shall give preference to the entries which are purely legal analyses.

The entries must showcase a predominant interface between law and society. It is to be noted that submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Submission Guidelines and Policy

  • Submissions should be the original work of the author(s)/contributor(s). Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification for publication on the blog.
  • Authors are advised to keep their articles concise and precise to enhance the effectiveness of their posts, ideally, not more than 1,500 words.
  • Co-authorship of up to 2 authors is allowed.
  • The content of the article should be in Times New Roman style, font size 12, with 1.5-line spacing. All headings must have uniform formatting.
  • Wherever case law, statutory material or other resources are being referred to, appropriate hyperlinks must be provided in the text of the submission itself. For Indian case law, contributors may provide a link to the case at https://indiankanoon.org/, if available, or the website of the relevant court.
  • Footnotes should be used only when strictly necessary, in case no hyperlink is available. Footnotes should conform to the ILI Citation Rules available at http://www.ili.ac.in/cstyle.pdf. They should be in Times New Roman style, size 10, with 1.0-line spacing.
  • In accordance with the double-blind review process, the name of the author(s) or their institutional affiliation must not be mentioned anywhere in the article.
  • The Editorial Board of Awaaz and the Teacher Convener of the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre shall conduct a strict editorial review of submissions received and hold absolute discretion in determining whether to accept a submission or not.
  • Articles/Posts accepted for publication on Awaaz may be cross-posted. Such cross-posting shall not require the prior consent of the author(s).
  • Please ensure that the title of the submission is not more than eight words long.

How to submit?

The article must be sent in an MS Word document (.doc or .docx) as a mail attachment to awaaz.bloglasclc[at]gmail.com with the subject “Blog Submission”. PDF/other formats/hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

The body of the email must mention:

  1. Name of the author(s);
  2. Contact number;
  3. Brief biographical information. For students: Name of the institution and academic year of the course being pursued;
  4. Title of the paper; and
  5. A declaration stating that the article is an original and previously unpublished work of the author(s) (two-three sentences would suffice).

Contact Information

All correspondence and queries may be addressed to: awaaz.bloglasclc[at]gmail.com.

Editor-in-Chief: Vasudha Singh (+91-8130426636)

Managing Editor: Puja Raghavan (+91-9899527114)

The website link of Awaaz: The Blog of Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre is here.

 

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