About the Blog
The Contemporary Law Forum is a student-run, professionally supported blog established with the primary objective of promoting and publishing quality legal research on contemporary issues of law.
TCLF further aims to act as a medium of discussion between multiple stakeholders of the legal industry through legal research and writing.
With a guaranteed outreach across the diverse spectrum of the industry, the forum is an ideal place for the writing community to publish their thoughts on legal issues of contemporary relevance.
Roles & Responsibilities
An associate editor would be expected to carry out the following tasks:
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.
Suggest themes and draft theme-based questions for the TCLF One-on-One Series. Based on performance, the associate editors may also be given the opportunity to conduct the interviews.
Work on the TCLF Monthly Newsletter or periodical resources (such as research handbooks, legislative briefs etc.).
The applicant must be in or above 3rd year (5-year course) or 2nd year (3-year course) of Law School. The student’s profile should reflect a strong interest in legal research and writing.
Preference will be given to candidates having prior editorial experience or research experience. However, the same is not a prerequisite to apply.
Past Publications would play an important role in the decision-making process. At the same time, quality will take precedence over quantity.
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 [email protected].
The subject line should read “Application-Editorial Position”. The cover e-mail must give a brief profile of the applicant and highlight her/his interest areas.
TCLF follows a two-stage selection process:
A recommendation letter on behalf of the Advisory Board at the end of tenure, recognising the work undertaken and qualities displayed.
Enhancement of editorial skills and scholarly publishing experience.
Clarifications, if any, may be sought by writing to the TCLF team at: [email protected].
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