Call for Posts: JILS's Vernacular Initiative 2021 (Submit by 16 Feb)

The initiative aims to publish a series of Legal Blogs in various vernacular languages used worldwide
Call for Posts: JILS's Vernacular Initiative 2021 (Submit by 16 Feb)
NUJS, Kolkatta

The Journal of Indian Law and Society (formerly the Indian Juridical Review) is a student run peer reviewed journal based at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

This 21st of February, 2021, shall mark the 22nd year of observing the International Mother Language Day, which aims to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. To celebrate the same, JILS Blog is bringing back its Vernacular Initiative after a successful run last year.

The initiative aims to publish a series of Legal Blogs in various vernacular languages used worldwide, starting from the 21st of February, 2021.

For long, legal education in this country has been limited in its scope and reach to the English language and the English-speaking populace. This serves as an impediment to the broader objective of making legal knowledge and education more inclusive and accessible.

As a small step in redressing the exclusivity in the legal sphere, the JILS blog team 2020 started a one of a kind initiative last year, and we shall be continuing the same this year.

Accordingly, we hereby invite contributions for legal blogs in all vernacular languages that one feels they are proficient at writing in. Additionally, we request those interested in volunteering for editing work in any specific vernacular language to send in an application with their name, interested language(s), contact number and past work (if any) in any vernacular language. We hasten to add that volunteering for editing work does not preclude one from making contributions under this initiative.

The deadline for sending in the contributions as well as applications for editing is 16th February, 2021.

Applications for both editing as well as contributions under this initiative should be sent to nujsjilsblog@gmail.com.

For any clarifications, please feel free to reach out to us at nujsjilsblog@gmail.com.

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