Submission Guidelines

  • Theme: The Blog is open to any topic which revolves around “The Sphere of Legal Aid in Developing Laws” or any other contemporary legal issues.​

  • 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 The submissions have to be unpublished and should be the original work of the author(s).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 nluolas[at]gmail.com 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.