About Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society, National Law University Odisha, is a student-run committee of the University, constituted in 2012. The Society carries out its functions with the sole aim of providing access to justice to the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the population, primarily by spreading legal awareness and legal education in educational institutions and underprivileged communities.
About the Blog
The Society believes that individuals equipped with pristine knowledge of the law are not to remain in ivory towers but to cater to social realities and needs. To promote this ideology, the Blog aims at allowing the authors to explore the legal realm and mould discussions about legal aid not limiting oneself to social gremlins but also widening their array to nascent laws prevailing in India as well as in foreign nations through a meticulous selection process.
The Blog endeavours to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging the synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and research fraternity.
Call for Blogs
On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. While January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day, since 2015, November 26 has been observed as the Constitution Day of India or Samvidhan Divas.
The Legal Aid Society on the occasion of Constitution Day of India invites submissions on the topics which may revolve around the following themes.
- Article 39A of the Constitution: Free Legal Aid
- The Right to Information
- The Public Interest Litigation
The sub-themes may include but are not limited to the Scope of Amendments in law, Judicial trends, Challenges to the law, Comparative analysis, Suggestions and recommendations. The sub-themes are directory in nature and the authors are advised not to keep a confined view.
- The Blog accepts submissions on a rolling basis. The submissions have to be unpublished and should be the original work of the author(s). Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.
- Please mail all your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Blog Submission: “Title”, only in a Microsoft Office Word-compatible format (.doc or .docx), PDFs will not be accepted. There must be no hint, whatsoever, of the authors’ identity in the word document submitted.
- The submission must be between 1000-1500 words. Longer posts may be accepted and published in parts subject to the discretion of the editors. The word limit is exclusive of the endnotes (if any). The citation format used for the endnotes must be uniform, preferably the latest edition of the Bluebook.
- The References must be in the form of hyperlinks, linked to keywords and phrases in the body of the submission. For Indian case law, the authors may provide links to the case, if available, at https://indiankanoon.org/, or the website of the relevant court. Factual assertions must be supported with appropriate links to sources. The authors may mention particular sections of the statute using https://www.indiacode.nic.in/.
- The submission must be in document formatted using Times New Roman font, size 12, line spacing 1.5, and Justified. For the endnotes the font size changes to 10 with a line spacing of 1, while the font remaining constant.
- Analytical posts are preferred over descriptive ones. Posts will be considered for publication based on various factors, including but not limited to relevance, quality, structure, logic, writing-style and originality.
- 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. Submissions are welcomed from students, academicians and practitioners alike. The email must include a paragraph or two succinctly summarising the manuscript submitted.
- Once posted on the Legal Aid Corner NLUO, a submission may be cross-posted on other platforms. The cross-post must carry the words ‘First posted on the Legal Aid Corner NLUO’, with a link to the post.