The Contemporary Law Forum is a student-run, professionally supported blog established with the primary objective of promoting and publishing quality legal research on contemporary issues of law.
Board of Advisors
TCLF is supported by a noted and diverse group of industry professionals, comprising: Mr. Jawahar Lal (Partner, PRA Law Offices), Mr. Talha Abdul Rahman (Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India), Mr. Suvigya Awasthi (Associate Partner, PSL Advocates & Solicitors), Mr. Vatsalya Vigya (Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India), Mr. Yash Patel (Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas), Ms. Anindhya Sharma (Associate, Inttl Advocare IP Attorneys), Mr. Sarthak Raizada (Advocate, Supreme Court of India), Mr. Gaurav Pathak (Practicing Advocate and Co-Founder of Centre for Accountability and Systematic Change), Mr. Sharad Verma (Lawyer with Gray & Company, Canada) and Mr. Sameer Avasarala (Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas).
TCLF is a forum for the exchange of ideas and we are open to submissions from all areas of law as long as they have some contemporary relevance.
TCLF is inviting submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year from members of the bar, legal professionals, law students, or others who are interested in publishing with them.
Submissions should conform to the following guidelines:
Articles should contain content that is both original and unpublished.
Co-authorship is allowed up to 2 authors.
Authors should preferably use hyperlinks within the text itself for citing the resources instead of footnotes.
If hyperlinking the resources is not possible, authors may use Oxford Standard OSCOLA (4th edition) to cite authorities as endnotes.
Authors should restrict their submissions between 1500- 1800 words.
Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word format.
The language used should be British English.
Authors must adhere to the following formatting style; Font style: Times New Roman, Font size: 12 and Line spacing: 1.5.
The articles would be evaluated on the following broad parameters: novelty/originality of the idea, articulation, structure, relevancy and authors’ insight.
The review process usually takes a week’s time.
Authors interested in submitting a piece are requested to mail their submissions at submissions.tclf[at]gmail.com with the subject line ‘Submission_TCLF’.
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.
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