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Call for Blogs: Legis Sententia by Department of Law, University of Calcutta: Submit by June 30

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The Department of Law, University of Calcutta is inviting blog submissions for its blog ‘Legis Sententia’ through a call for blogs.

About the Organizers

Established in 1909 under the guidance of Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, the Department of Law of the University of Calcutta is one of the oldest legal institutions in the South Asian subcontinent.

The Journal and Seminar Committee is a student-run academic committee of the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, committed to regulate, facilitate and promote the spirit of legal research, academic writing and substantive discourse within the realm of contemporaneous jurisprudence.

About the Blog

Legis Sententia (Legis – law or legislation; Sententia – an opinion) is the online-only undergraduate blog of the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, overseen and regulated by the Editorial Board of the Journal and Seminar Committee of the Department.

The blog intends to address the need for law students to remain periodically up-to-date with contemporaneous facets of law. With the vision of facilitating the submitters, the scope of submission has now been expanded by allowing co-authorship up to a maximum of 2 authors, lengthening the word limit, and increasing the number of verticals/themes under the blog.

Submission Verticals

The verticals/themes are:-

  • Public Law;
  • Commercial law;
  • Intellectual Property Rights;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Labour Law;
  • Tort Law;
  • International Law and Diplomacy; and
  • National Security Law.

The Journal and Seminar Committee shall operate the blog through Medium, an online blog publishing platform and accept submissions on a rolling basis.

The Editorial Board of Legis Sententia shall entertain Legal Articles and Editorials as submissions for publication within the said Blog from academicians, lawyers, jurists, and students alike.

Any and all additional information, including the list of editors and the editorial policy of the Committee, can be accessed at the Blog Charter attached below.

General Guidelines

  • The EB shall be accepting submissions from students of all Bar Council affiliated legal institutions without any bias or preference.
  • All blog submissions shall be accepted on a rolling basis, by issuance of official public notification(s) inviting the said.
  • Co-authorship shall be allowed up to a maximum of two authors in respect of any submission made to Legis Sententia.

Submission, Registration, and Application Details

Submission Categories

  • Legal Articles (not exceeding 3000 words exclusive of citations)
  • Editorials (not exceeding 1500 words exclusive of citations)*

*Even though exceeding the stipulated word limitations is discouraged, minimal transgressions may be overlooked, depending on the quality of the submission made.

Submission Specifications

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Body Font Size: 12
  • Citation Font Size: 10
  • File Format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx)
  • Body Line Spacing: 1.5
  • Citation Line Spacing: 1.0
  • Page Margin Spacing: 1″ (Top, Bottom, Left & Right)
  • Citation Format: 20th Edition Harvard Bluebook

Submission Instructions

  • All submissions shall be directed to culawjsc[at]gmail.com (the official email handle of the Journal and Seminar Committee) bearing the subject – “Submission for Legis Sententia” and attach brief biographical information about the author. Eg. ‘X is a 5th-year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) student at ABC Law College’.
  • The submission mail shall also include the vertical/theme of the submission as well as the category of the submission made (Legal Article/Editorial).
  • The Editorial Board shall strive to intimate the acceptance, rejection or prospective acceptance with directed revisions to the author concerned, in not more than 8 working days from the date of acknowledgement of reception of the submission mail.
  • Expedited Review: The Editorial Board shall entertain requests for expedited review only if the said Board is satisfied that a normal review period of 8 working days would be detrimental to the submission’s contemporary relevance. Upon acceptance of the request for expedited review, the Editorial Board shall intimate acceptance, rejection or prospective acceptance of the submission with directed revisions to the concerned author within a period of 4 working days.
  • Any submission made for the purpose of publication within the Departmental blog mentioned herein, shall be considered to have been affirmed by the concerned author as an original work and that the same has not been copied or plagiarised either wholly or in part.
  • As a general guidance policy for acceptance and incorporation of quality submissions, the Editorial Board will not, as a matter of evaluative policy, entertain articles which have been plagiarised or copied wholly or in part.
  • If the Editorial Board finds any submission made for the purpose of publication within the Departmental blog mentioned herein, is pending for review/publication in some other institution or that if the concerned author has resubmitted his work anywhere else before the intimation of the review result from the EB, such work shall be subjected to immediate rejection.
  • For more information access the Blog Charter here.
  • The 20th Harvard Bluebook Citation Style can be accessed here.

Contact Information

All submission queries shall be directed at the Editorial Board, addressed to the aforementioned email handle of the Journal and Seminar Committee bearing the title – “Query Re:/Regarding Blog Submissions”

Click here for The Legis Sententia Blog.

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