The Centre for Academic Legal Research (CALR) is a worldwide initiative by students of law school to fill the void present in high-quality legal research in various fields of law.
There are five centres established under CALR, namely, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Legal Issues, Centre for Cyber Law, Centre for Commercial and Financial Law, Centre for Study of Dispute Resolution, and Centre for Environmental Awareness. Each established centre is dedicated to high-quality research work which is analytical and critical in nature under their respective field of law.
CALR Journal of Applicable Law & Jurisprudence (CALR | JAL&J) is a reputed international online research paper, journal, thesis and conference paper publishing subset-company under CALR headquartered in Dehradun, India. JAL&J is a one-stop, open-access source for a large number of high-quality and peer-reviewed journals in various academic domains.
JAL&J has an extensive Editorial Board with renowned policymakers, academics and senior editors from across the globe. The published papers are made highly visible to the academic community through a wide indexing policy adopted by this online international journal. Being a part of an eco-friendly community, JAL&J favours and encourages e-publication of papers to truly present itself as an online ‘Green journal’.
About the Centres
Centre for the Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
The Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues (CSCLI) established under CALR seeks to provide numerous insights and views into contemporary legal issues and encourage conversation about the same. It aims at updating the readers with minute nuances of the latest developments in the field of Constitutional, Civil, Criminal and International Humanitarian Laws, thereby generating a cross current of ideas on emerging topics.
It showcases contemporary issues and challenges specific to law, with an interdisciplinary approach toward assimilating knowledge. CSCLI endeavours to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging the synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and research fraternity.
Centre for Study of Dispute Resolution
Dispute resolution is a term that refers to a number of processes that can be used to resolve a conflict, dispute or claim. Dispute resolution may also be referred to as alternative dispute resolution, appropriate dispute resolution, or ADR for short. It is becoming the primary function of the legal corporate world. Parties often find themselves at dispute, which needs to be addressed.
Centre for the Study of Dispute Resolution follows the latest development in the said field, to bring the readers the idea of mastering managing a dispute. Dispute resolution many times, interchangeably used with conflict resolution, although conflicts are more deep-rooted and lengthier than disputes. Even many claim settlements are part of a negotiation or dispute. This centre does not distinguish between Dispute, Conflict and Claims, and covers all three subject matters.
Centre for Technology Law
Center for Technology Law (CTL) is a department under the project CALR that aims to cover under its ambit all the interconnection of law and technology – taking up a vast number of issues under its wings, from blockchain technology, national and international cyber laws with a keen focus on the Indian scenario, along with legal integration of new and upcoming technology in the physical world.
All this is directed towards escalating awareness in the direction of techno-legal interplay. Through the means of analytical academic literature, the centre directs one’s sight on the advancement of new and development of the existing span of technology laws. In the time that’ll follow the present, technological advancements are bound to surge new skies, and the legal system can’t fall behind.
Centre for Environmental Awareness
The Centre for Environment Awareness (CEA) established under CALR seeks to engage in contemporary academic discussions surrounding environmental laws and judicial discourse. The idea behind the Centre for Environment Awareness is to work towards bringing about a shift from an anthropocentric attitude to an ecocentric approach through the means of academic writing and deliberations on significant enviro-legal topics.
The interplay of law and environment in India has allowed for prominent changes in the way environmental rights are perceived and the Constitution of India is one among the few constitutions in the world to imbibe rights relating to the environment within it.
The aim of the Centre is to promote awareness about various environmental issues concerning ecology, habitat, and the interplay of economy and environment inter alia through case analysis, articles and newsletters. The articles published adhere to the required standard in order to contribute to the existing literature in environmental jurisprudence.
Subject Matter: The CALR Journal of Applicable Law & Jurisprudence accepts research/scholarly work on every legal subject matter. The editorial board, upon the review of the work, sorts the paper into the appropriate chapters such as CSCLI, CCFL, CSDR, CTL & CEA.
Submission must be in form of descriptive, analytical or critical analysis of the particular subject matter.
The submission should reflect original, unpublished work and not under review on any other platform. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in the rejection of the research/scholarly work summarily without any chance of revision.
Note: If an author withdraws his submission after the initiation of the review process (within the seven-day deadline) he can be blacklisted from further publications, at the discretion of the Managing Editors or Project Heads.
Submission must ideally be limited to a length of 3000 words to 7000 works, inclusive of the abstract.
Note: Every research/scholarly work shall consist of a limited 300 to 400 words abstract.
Format: Submissions should be made only in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style. Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5” (For endnotes Font size: 10, Line spacing: 1”)
Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news articles and other legal texts must be added as hyperlinks in-text (if possible) but must contain proper citations adhering to the uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.
The submission should have an informative title. If the author wishes the editorial board to assign a title, the author should inform the same in the body of the mail.
Certification will be awarded upon publication under CALR | JALJ
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