Over the last decade, Lawctopus has established itself as the go-to website for law students and young lawyers.
The last year saw the conception of Lawctopus Law School which has become India’s leading online legal education player in a very short time.
We see immense ‘energy of a community’ in our learning offerings (paid courses, free webinars, and the Book Club) which has greatly benefited the team at Lawctopus and the people we serve.
Building on that energy, we offer you, the Lawctopus Writers Club.
What is it?
A 3-month program (extendable) where a team of excellent student writers/young lawyers work with the Lawctopus Editorial Team (Umang Poddar, Sonali Chugh, and Tanuj Kalia) to create a meaningful ruckus, get structured training and mentorship, a community of like-minded individuals, and some cash.
Tell me more.
We’ll select 15 writers, who’ll write 1 article/week for the course of 3 months (i.e 12 articles per person).
The write-ups can be around: blogs on law school life and legal careers, book reviews, movie reviews, comic strips, internship/moot/volunteer experiences, law school experiences, interviews, poems, and even short academic pieces. Till your writing falls under the broad umbrella of ‘careers, law school life, law’, it’s welcome!
We’re looking for fresh pieces, so run wild. Be creative! If you are someone who is a creative designer, then do apply. Law could do with a lot of decluttering by using a visual medium.
If you have the editor’s eye, you can help us with Academike (Lawctopus’ Law Journal) too.
Training and Mentorship
Every week/fortnight, we’ll organize a short session on the nuances of writing, online content management, WordPress, SEO (search engine optimization), and give you some writing prompts. You will have an account at Lawctopus to post and manage articles yourself!
Sonali Chugh is an Editor at Academike. She has done her Masters in Law and Politics from Ambedkar University, Delhi, and has been running an online creative writing workshop for a while.
Umang Poddar is an Editor at Lawctopus. He has completed writing courses by Amit Verma and the British Council. He regularly writes for Lawctopus and other websites.
Tanuj Kalia is the Founding CEO of Lawctopus. He also used to run a course on legal blogging.
We’ll combine our energies and knowledge to give you structured lessons on the art of writing online. We’ll also have external people as well to come and train you.
A lot of inputs will be given asynchronously over Google Docs.
And of course, you’ll have a community of around 15 people to give you some solid peer feedback.
If you’ve wanted to be a writer, gobble this up!
What’s in it for you?
Mentorship by Lawctopus’ Editorial Team.
Structured lessons (once a week/fortnight) on the art of writing online.
Community and peer feedback.
An opportunity to get published on Lawctopus and start building your writing portfolio. Get read by our 2.5 lakh+ visitors a month.
Impact 1000s of young lives with your writing.
Cash award! The best article every month will be given a cash award of Rs. 2000.
You should apply if
You can give three-months of your time to work on your writing skills.
You have patience and understand that good writing and editing take time.
You are willing to put in the hours and want to grow together with a group of writers.
You should NOT apply if
You want quick publications for your CV.
You can’t have a beginners’ attitude and are not coachable.
You are externally motivated by monetary rewards and don’t see the value of community and training.
How to apply?
Please make sure, you are in it for learning. This is going to be a serious commitment.
Please apply if you can spare at least 2 hours a day for the most part of April 1, 2021-June 30, 2021.
We understand that you might have exams, internships, and other things going on in college. A total of 4 weeks of an ‘off-time’ can be taken in this three-month time period.
Preference will be given to minority students, students from low-income families, LGBTQIA+, and women.
The last date to apply is March 10 but we’ll short-list people on a rolling basis. Early applications will be given preference.
Join Lawctopus Writers Club!
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