About the Organizers
Established in 1909 under the guidance of Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee, the Department of Law of the University of Calcutta is one of the oldest legal institutions in the South Asian subcontinent.
The Journal and Seminar Committee is a student-run academic committee of the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, committed to regulating, facilitating, and promoting the spirit of legal research, academic writing, and substantive legal discourse within the realm of contemporaneous jurisprudence.
About the Blog
LegisSententia (Legis – law or legislation; Sententia – an opinion) is the undergraduate blog of the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, overseen and regulated by its Editorial Board under the Journal and Seminar Committee of the Department.
The Blog intends to address the need for law students to remain periodically up to date with contemporaneous facets of law. With the vision of facilitating the submitter, the scope of submission has now been expanded by allowing co-authorship up to a maximum of 2 authors, adding an increment to the word limit, and increasing the number of verticals/themes under the Blog. The verticals/themes are:
1. Public Law;
2. Commercial law;
3. Intellectual Property Rights;
4. Criminal Law;
5. Labour Law;
6. Tort Law;
7. International Law and Diplomacy; and
8. National Security Law.
The Journal and Seminar Committee operates the Blog through Medium (which is available at https://medium.com/), an online publishing platform, and accepts submissions as per Calls published in various public domains.
The Editorial Board of Legis Sententia shall entertain Legal Articles as submissions for publication within the said Blog from academicians, lawyers, jurists, and students alike.
Any and all additional information, including specifics about the Editorial Board and the Editorial Policy of the Committee, can be accessed in the Blog Charter attached below.
Submission Registration and Application Details
Legal Articles (not exceeding 3000 words exclusive of citations)
Editorials (not exceeding 1500 words exclusive of citations)
Font: Times New Roman;
Body Font Size: 12;
Citation Font Size: 10;
File Format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx);
Body Line Spacing: 1.5
Citation Line Spacing: 1.0;
Page Margin Spacing: 1″ (Top, Bottom, Left & Right); and
Citation Format: 20th Edition Harvard Bluebook.
All submissions shall be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org (the official email handle of the Journal and Seminar Committee) bearing the subject – “Submission for Legis Sententia” and attach brief biographical information about the author. E.g., ‘X is a 5th-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at ABC Law College’.
The submission mail shall also include the vertical/theme of the submission as well as the category of the submission made (Legal Article/Editorial).
If the Editorial Board finds any submission made for the purpose of publication within the Departmental blog mentioned herein above, is pending for review/publication or has already been published in some other institution, or that if the concerned author has resubmitted his work anywhere else before the intimation of the review result from our Editorial Board, such work shall be subjected to immediate rejection. In the event of any discrepancy, the decision of the Editorial Board shall remain final.
Disclaimer: Any academic content published in the Blog mentioned herein will be for informational purposes only and shall not be reflective of the views of the Editorial Board of the Journal and Seminar Committee of the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, or any other institution, but only the views of the author concerned.
Any and all submission queries shall be directed at the Editorial Board, addressed to the Committee’s email handle at email@example.com of the Journal and Seminar Committee bearing the title – “Query Re:/Regarding Blog Submissions.”
The Blog Charter can be accessed HERE:
The 20th Harvard Bluebook Citation Style can be accessed HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fBPrrtR89RXLFNaMHMwfOWyZN4O3WH6n/view
The Legis Sententia Blog can be accessed HERE:https://medium.com/legis-sententia