The Constitutional Law Society (CLS) TNNLU Blog is inviting submissions by way of a call for blogs, to be submitted by April 30th.
About CLS TNNLU
The Constitutional Law Society of TNNLU is an academic committee that endeavors to raise awareness about various important and contemporary topics of Constitutional Law, and bring it into the mainstream. The aim is to encourage the spirit of rational inquiry and critical thinking vis-à-vis constitutional developments. They believe that every citizen should have a fundamental grasp upon the basics of constitutional law, as it forms the backbone of our democratic rights, and this is this goal that we strive towards.
Through their extensive network of debates, discussions, media content, and legal writing, the CLS TNNLU hopes to actuate a definitive change towards the way Constitutional Law is perceived, by making it more accessible, understandable and interesting.
About the CLS-TNNLU Blog
The CLS Blog of TNNLU is a forum created by the Constitutional Law Society, TNNLU with the objective of enriching the dialogue surrounding contemporary issues of Constitutional Law. The aim is to provide a platform for members of academia to contribute to this growing discourse, while also ensuring that these subjects are understandable and available to everyone.
CLS TNNLU Blog primarily accepts submissions pertaining to Constitutional Law, but interdisciplinary topics are welcome and actively encourage. This is in keeping with their goal to spread awareness of all aspects of Constitutional Law, and its intersection with other fields of study.
Thus, we are now calling for submissions containing a connection with contemporary issues on constitutional law, including legislative analysis, analysis of recent judgements, case studies, intersectional analysis and comparative studies with other legal jurisdictions and constitutional frameworks.
The CLS- Blog welcomes submissions of the following types:
- Short Articles, which report on the results of new research in legal developments in relation to Constitutional law (up to 2000 words);
- Opinion pieces, which advance a personal viewpoint on a current issue or debate in Constitutional Law (700-1200 words);
- Legislative Comments, which addresses a specific policy document and draft legislation which affects public interest (up to 2000 words)
- Case Comments, which reports on specific cases in Constitutional law (up to 2000 words)
- Book Reviews, which critically analyses legal texts which concern Constitutional Law (up to 1500 words)
Word limits are indicative only. However, it is advised that authors stay within the same.
General Submission Guidelines
- All submissions must be in English.
- Submissions should be the original work of the contributor(s). Any form of plagiarism will result in an automatic rejection.
- An article can be co-authored by a maximum of 2 people.
- Authors must hyperlink wherever possible and must footnote the source only where
- strictly necessary. The citation must be done in ILI style of citation.
- Formatting Criteria:
- Font: Times New Roman;
- Font Size: 12;
- Line Spacing: 1.5 and
- Alignment – Justified.
- Authors may submit pieces that have already been featured on other blogs, but they should disclose the previous publication during submission.
- Posts accepted for publication on the CLS-Blog shall not be cross-posted to other platforms within five days of publication. Following this period of time, cross-posting is permissible on the acknowledgment of previous publication on the CLS- Blog.
- Any conflict of interests should be disclosed.
- Submissions should not contain content that could be considered offensive, abusive, derogatory or potentially defamatory.
- Longer posts will be published only exceptionally if the topic warrants the judgment of the editors.
- The editors of the CLS-Blog have absolute discretion in determining whether to accept a submission for publication on the Blog.
How to Submit?
To submit a piece, kindly fill this Google Form
Details to be attached in the Form:
- Manuscript along with an abstract of 80-100 words in .doc/.docx form.
- Type of submission.
- Author(s) Details- Name, contact information (phone number and mail ID), institutional affiliation
- In case of a professional, a short introduction of the author.
- Optional: A relevant photograph for preview on the blog page.
CLS-TNNLU Blog welcomes pieces that address contemporary issues and nuances in Constitutional Law, both in India and internationally. Posts that merely summarise cases or discuss basic aspects of Constitutional Law are discourged. They prefer that the submissions critically analyse or explore particular themes of relevance and pertinence.
If you have queries, substantive questions, clarifications or proposals for consideration, please contact our editors at [email protected]
Click here for the CLS-TNNLU Blog
Click here for the official Call for Blogs.