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Call for Blogs: Vidhi Mitra Blog of DNLU Legal Aid Cell on Constitution and Legal Aid: No Fees, Submit by Nov 25

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Vidhi Mitra, the blog of DNLU’s Legal Aid Cell is inviting submissions by way of a Call for Blogs on the theme, ‘Constitution and Legal Aid’, to be submitted by November 25, 2021.

Vidhi Mitra, The Legal Aid Cell, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was established in the year 2018. Its aim is to make the legal system and justice more accessible to the general public and create awareness amongst the people about the contemporary legal issues and established rights of the people.

About the Blog

The Vidhi Mitra Blog is aimed to provide an active forum to the legal fraternity to express and share their experiences and opinions on contemporary legal issues and themes prescribed by the cell.

Call for Blogs

The Editorial Board of the Blog is inviting articles, case notes, blog posts, book reviews and discussion within the aim and scope of the subject matter, i.e., ‘Constitution and Legal Aid’.

Theme

The Blog is open to any topic which revolves around “Constitution and Legal Aid” or any other contemporary legal issue(s) related.

Sub-themes

There are countless topics to explore for research in the presented theme, but keeping in mind the current subject matters of discussion on the constitution and legal aid, they have divided the theme into the following sub-themes:

  • Introducing the citizenry to their constitutional rights by using the tool of legal aid.
  • Tele Laws beneficiary surge: A Critical Analysis.
  • Comparing & contrasting the legal aid systems of various countries.
  • Weighing the merits and demerits of the Legal Services and Authorities Act, 1995.
  • Legal Aid Services’ contribution in making bail, the norm.
  • Where does Legal Aid fit in? (DPSP vs FR)
  • Reflecting back at Article 39A: Possible Amendments.
  • Misuse of Legal Aid Frameworks in the contemporary times.
  • Constitutional expectations from Legal Aid.

Submission Guidelines

  • The author may choose one or more sub-themes for his/her manuscript.
  • The article should be an original work of the author and neither published nor under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. The work must not be plagiarised.
  • Co-authorship (limited to 2 authors) is allowed.
  • Word Limit
    • Articles: 2500-3500 words;
    • Case Notes: 1000-2000 words;
    • Book Review: 1500-2500 words;
    • Blog: 1000-1500 words.
  • Manuscripts above the prescribed word limit shall not be considered as a general rule, except under special circumstances subject to the sole discretion of the Editorial Board.
  • In case author(s) want(s) to roll out a series of blogs, the decision on the word limit shall be taken by editorial board accordingly.
  • All submissions should be typed in font Times New Roman with heading size 14, font size 12, line spacing 1.5′; justified.
  • The submissions should be made online in a MS Word format document to: legalaid@mpdnlu.ac.in mentioning the details of the author(s), the category of the manuscript and the sub-theme(s).

Citation Guidelines

  • The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (21st Ed.) is to be followed for citation.
  • All endnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10, single-spacing, and justified text.

Submission Deadline

The last date for all the submissions will be November 25, 2021.

Contact Information

In the case of any queries, contact at: legalaid@mpdnlu.ac.in

Student Coordinators

  • Priyanshee Sharma (Convenor) – 8989163100
  • Aditya Nema (Secretary) – 9516509476

The Blog can be accessed here.

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