About the Indian Review of Corporate and Commercial Laws Blog
The Indian Review of Corporate and Commercial Laws (IRCCL) is a blog that publishes articles on current issues relating to corporate law, dispute resolution, antitrust, taxation, insolvency law, trade law, and labour and employment law. The aim of the blog is to create a writing community, consisting of students, research scholars and practitioners, so as to generate debate and discussion in the aforesaid areas.
The articles selected for publication by the editorial team are closely checked by the Board of Advisors of IRCCL, consisting of Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok (Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; former Additional Solicitor General of India), Mr. Tom Valenti (Conflict Resolution Specialist), Mr. Sumant Batra (Managing Partner, Kesar Dass B. & Associates), Mr. Ankur Khandelwal (Partner, Kochhar & Co), Ms. Debashri Sarkar (Assistant Professor, National Law Institute University, Bhopal), Mr. Sourabh Bhattacharya (Principal Associate, Khaitan & Co), Mr. Jay Chheda (Principal Associate, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan), Mr. Shashwat Sharma (Senior Associate, Trilegal) and Ms. Jomol Joy (Associate, AZB & Partners).
The editorial team consists of both law students and legal practitioners. At present, we are a team of 8 members, namely:
- Geetanjali R Kamat: Associate, Platinum Partners
- Deeksha Malik: Associate, Khaitan & Co
- Soham Goswami: Research Fellow, National Law University, Delhi
- Subhra Tripathy: MBA Candidate, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
- Manya Gupta: Research Fellow, Centre for Trade and Investment Law
- Shourya Bari: Associate, Samvad Partners
- Saumya Raizada: Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
- Dibya Prakash Behera: Student, National University of Study and Research in Law
Role of a Student Editor
An Editor at IRCCL is expected to review articles, submitted on a rolling basis, by law students and practitioners. Typically, the interest area of the Editor is taken into consideration while allocating articles to her/him for review. An article is expected to be reviewed within a period of 6-7 working days from the date of its receipt.
In addition to the above, a Student Editor would be expected to carry out certain administration work associated with the blog such as keeping a track of the incoming articles and ensuring their timely review by the editorial team.
Any student currently in the third or the fourth year of a recognised law school may apply for the position of Editor. The student’s profile should reflect a strong interest in any one of the areas falling within IRCCL’s purview.
Please note that a person already holding an editorial position at a publication platform dealing with corporate and commercial laws would not be eligible for applying for the position.
At IRCCL, previous experience counts. However, an application would be considered if the person has had some publication experience, even though he/she may not have held any editorial position in the past.
Procedure: How to Apply
Those interested in applying and meeting the above-mentioned qualifications may send their CVs, along with a cover e-mail and one writing sample (published or otherwise), to irccl.blog[at]gmail.com. The subject line should read as “Application for Editorial Position”. The cover e-mail must give a brief profile of the applicant and highlight her/his interest areas. The deadline for submission of the application is 17th May 2020.
The first round will entail a review of the cover letter and the CV of the candidates. This will be followed by a telephonic interview with the shortlisted candidates wherein they will be evaluated on the basis of their passion for research and writing and their perception of how a legal blog should operate, among other things.
For any queries, do reach out at irccl.blog[at]gmail.com with the subject line “Query regarding Call for Editors”.