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 regulate, facilitate and promote the spirit of legal research, academic writing and substantive discourse within the realm of contemporaneous jurisprudence.

About the Blog

Legis Sententia (Legis – law or legislation; Sententia – an opinion) is the online-only undergraduate blog of the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, overseen and regulated by the Editorial Board of 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 submitters, the scope of submission has now been expanded by allowing co-authorship upto a maximum of 2 authors, lengthening 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 shall operate the blog through Medium, an online blog publishing platform and accept submissions on a rolling basis.

The Editorial Board of Legis Sententia shall entertain Legal Articles and Editorials as submissions for publication within the said Blog from academicians, lawyers, jurists and students alike.

Any and all additional information, including the list of editors and the editorial policy of the Committee, can be accessed at the Blog Charter attached below.

Submission Registration and Application Details

Submission categories

  1. Legal Articles (not exceeding 3000 words exclusive of citations)

  2. Editorials (not exceeding 1500 words exclusive of citations)

Submission specifications

  1. Font: Times New Roman;

  2. Body Font Size: 12;

  3. Citation Font Size: 10;

  4. File Format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx);

  5. Body Line Spacing: 1.5

  6. Citation Line Spacing: 1.0;

  7. Page Margin Spacing: 1? (Top, Bottom, Left & Right); and

  8. Citation Format: 20th Edition Harvard Bluebook.

Submission instructions

All submissions shall be directed to culawjsc[at]gmail.com (the official email handle of the Journal and Seminar Committee) bearing the subject – “Submission for Legis Sententia” and attach a brief biographical information about the author. Eg. ‘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 hereinabove, is pending for review/publication or is already 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.

Contact Details

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 culawjsc[at]gmail.com of the Journal and Seminar Committee bearing the title – “Query Re:/Regarding Blog Submissions.”

The Blog Charter can be accessed here: Revised Blog Charter

The 20th Harvard Bluebook Citation Style can be accessed here : 20th Harvard bluebook

The Legis Sententia – Blog can be accessed HERE 

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