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Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, was established by an Act of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2005, U.P. Act No.28 of 2005 and came into being on 4th of January 2006 to meet up the new challenges in legal field and to strengthen the vision that was given by the establishment of first National Law School of the country. Originally incorporated as ‘Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law Institute, Uttar Pradesh’ word ‘Institute’ was substituted by the ‘University’ later, vide an amendment in the Act in November 2006.This was done to give a comprehensive national character to the Institute on lines with the other premier National Law Universities of the Country.

The University, which is getting liberal grants from the State Government, is committed to provide excellent infrastructural facilities and environment to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal process and to develop in the students and research scholars a sense of responsibilities to serve the society in the field of law by developing skills in advocacy, judicial and other legal services and legislation and the like. The present law has to meet the requirements of the society, which is entering into 21st Century. Law has to deal with problems of diverse magnitudes and a student of law and an Advocate has to be trained in Professional skills to meet the challenges of globalization and universalization of law. With the advent of multinationals in India as anywhere else, the task of lawyers would be highly technical and an imperative need would arise to have competent lawyers who would be trained in the right culture of Legal Education. This makes a sound case for introducing reforms in Legal Education, and we at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University aim at all these aspects.

About RMLNLU Kautilya Society Blog

As a society engaged in legal research, Kautilya Society, RMLNLU’s goal is to inform and shape the discourse on law and public policy in India on various topics that are interrelated with arguments that enhance legislative research in the realm of public policy and urban governance.

The Blog invites guest submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year. If you are interested in submitting a piece, kindly mail us at [email protected] with the subject line: ‘Blog Submission’.

Types of submissions

  1. Commentary and opinion pieces on legal policy issues
  2. Historical analyses of laws, institutions, people, and/or events
  3. Book and film reviews

Criteria for guest contributors:

  1. Early and late-stage students and academics
  2. Development sector professionals with demonstrable research experience and interest in Indian law and policymaking
  3. Practicing lawyers and legal professionals

Scope and Focus:

  1. The blog’s scope is limited to Indian legal policy
  2. International perspectives may be welcome as long as they offer a strong link to legal policy issues in India
  3. Interdisciplinarity is encouraged.

General Writing Guide:

  1. A blog post should have a clear angle and central argument
  2. It must be backed by evidence and analysis
  3. For visual ease, subheadings are necessary
  4. Short paragraphs are preferred
  5. A catchy heading and sub-heading are required
  6. Footnotes are not allowed in a blog; all references must be hyperlinked
  7. All technical terms and acronyms must be explained for a lay audience
  8. Use of active voice is encouraged; the blog must have one voice throughout.
  9. Graphs and images to be used where possible, all sources to be hyperlinked
  10. For more details, please see the specific style guides for the different types of submissions solicited

Specific Style Guides:

1. Commentary and opinion pieces

  1. Word limit: 1000-1500 words
  2. Contextualise the issue and ensure your arguments are backed by evidence and research
  3. Clearly state your position/argument upfront and then build the argument
  4. Sample: https://bit.ly/3mbRgqF

2. Historical commentary on laws, institutions, people, and/or events

  1. Word limit: 1000-1500 words
  2. Contextualise the law/institution/person/event and underscore why it is an important point of discussion
  3. Feel free to draw parallelisms between historical and contemporary events to establish contemporary relevance
  4. Enlivening the piece through use of anecdotal evidence and qualitatively rich narrative stories encouraged
  5. Sample: https://vidhilegalpolicy.in/blog/leading-prophet/

3. Book/Film reviews

  1. Word limit: 800-1000 words
  2. Critically analyse and engage with the author/director’s work. What stood out for you? What didn’t? What could have been done differently?
  3. While an analysis of the style (writing style, directorial style, etc.) is welcome, the focus should be on the legal argument(s) ensconced within the book/film

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