Call for Submissions: Pith & Substance- The CCAL Blog, NLU Jodhpur (Rolling Submissions)

The blog seeks to provide a space where scholars, students as well as legal practitioners can share opinions on constitutional and administrative law themes.
Call for Submissions: Pith & Substance- The CCAL Blog, NLU Jodhpur (Rolling Submissions)

Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog, is a recent initiative of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, NLU Jodhpur, to enhance and contribute to discussions on contemporary issues in the fields of constitutional law and administrative law. We seek to provide a space where scholars, students as well as legal practitioners can share opinions on constitutional and administrative law themes.

About the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law is established under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor of National Law University Jodhpur, Professor Poonam Pradhan Saxena. The Centre publishes its flagship Journal and Blog under the guidance of our Director, Professor I.P. Massey and members of the Advisory Board such as Former CJI M.N. Venkatachaliah, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhawan and Professor Timothy Endicott amongst others.

We attempt to create a niche in the field of comparative constitutional law and administrative law discourse by discussing existing precedents and the constant changes that are taking place in the field. Our endeavour is to promote a wide-scale engagement not only limited to students pursuing law, but also academicians and other legal luminaries alike.

About the National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India's leading Law Schools situated at the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India. Since its establishment in 1999, NLUJ has endeavored to produce exceptional lawyers and legal scholars aimed at pushing and challenging the existing boundaries of knowledge.

Submission Guidelines

  • The proposed submission should deal with any topical issue concerning Constitutional Law, Administrative Law or Comparative Constitutional Law. Any descriptive piece will not be considered for publication.

  • The word limit for submissions is 1000-1500 words. Word count is flexible at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Any two-part publication will be considered only in exceptional and extraordinary circumstances.

  • Facts, authorities and other sources shall be duly hyperlinked. Endnotes shall be used only if an online source is unavailable.

  • Submissions shall be screened for plagiarism. In case of plagiarism > 25 per cent, the submission will be summarily rejected.

  • Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.

  • Authors are suggested to maintain anonymity in the submitted document.

  • If the piece is simultaneously submitted to another forum, the same must be intimated to the editorial board of the CCAL Blog, in the email bearing the submission.

Formatting Guidelines

Submission should be mailed in a word document with the following formatting:-

  • Font- Garamond; font size- 12; line spacing- 1.5.

  • The document should be justified.

  • Use double quotes and italicize when quoting verbatim.

  • Endnotes (if used) shall be in Garamond, font size-10, line spacing- 1.0 and justified.

  • No speaking endnotes are allowed.

Submission Procedure

  • The submission (in a word document format) must be mailed to ccalblognluj@gmail.com with the subject “Submission CCAL Blog <Title of the Submission>

  • The email body must contain a two-line bio of the author and institutional affiliation (if applicable).

In case of any queries, feel free to reach out to us at ccalblognluj@gmail.com.

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