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Journal of Contemporary Legal Affairs (Volume 4, Issue 2): Call for Papers

Journal of Contemporary Legal Affairs is in its 4th year of publication. Journal of Contemporary Legal Affairs (JCLA) is a student-run open-access law journal published bi-annually.

A submission may fall within any of the following categories:

  • Articles (3,000 - 5,000 words)
  • Short Articles (2,500 words)
  • Essays (2,000 words)

The above limits are exclusive of footnotes. We are also open to discussing potential submissions that are substantially longer or shorter. Please get in touch with us for further information and to discuss any such proposals you may have. However, please note that we do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Submission Guidelines:
We welcome submissions dealing with any broad area of contemporary legal issue. We have previously carried submissions and also invite submissions in the areas of:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Climate change
  • Death Penalty
  • Equal participation in political and public affairs
  • Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
  • Development - Good Governance
  • Human Rights and the financial crisis
  • Disability and Human Rights
  • Human Rights of persons with disabilities
  • Human Rights and the Environment
  • Arbitrary Detention
  • Arbitrary and Extrajudicial executions
  • Right to Food
  • Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
  • Freedom of religion or belief
  • Maternal and Child Health

This list is merely illustrative and we are happy to discuss other areas of interest as well. We generally encourage submissions with a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world.

The Author will receive a printed copy of journal and certificate duly signed by Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor (2 copies of journal and 2 certificates in case of co-authored paper).

Format of Submissions:
Please send in your submissions in MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) to along with the following information in a separate cover page:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Position / Year of Study
  • Author contact information

Important Dates:

The last date of paper submissions is:

25th October, 2016

A confirmation mail will be sent to the authors whose work has been shortlisted for publication:

14th November, 2016

The printed copy of the journal will be dispatched to the authors whose article has been published by:

30th November 2016

Journal of Contemporary Legal Affairs
Phone: +91-7859912123

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