About Law and Other Things
Started in 2005, Law and Other Things (LAOT) is India’s first platform devoted to debates and ideas in constitutionalism, legal history, and public policy. LAOT seeks to publish engaging and insightful articles on matters of general public law. The blog has been cited in numerous law review articles, legal books, and by a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court. It is also followed in many Commonwealth countries including the UK, Australia, Singapore, Kenya, Malaysia, and South Africa. Since 2017, the Blog has been managed by a Core Editorial Team from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, under the aegis of our Board of Editors.
Call for Blogs
LAOT publishes analytical or explainer pieces in the field of public law, with keen attention to mentoring law students throughout the editorial process. The blog offers everyone the opportunity to receive feedback on their writing from some of the most distinguished people in the field of public law. All selected articles are reviewed by our distinguished Board of Editors, comprising Anurag Bhaskar, Aparna Chandra, Dayaar Singla, Disha Wadekar, Malavika Prasad, Mohsin Alam Bhat, Nick Robinson, Nikita Sonawane, Raeesa Vakil, and Vikram Raghavan. The blog offers everyone the opportunity to receive feedback on their writing from some of the most distinguished people in the field of public law. We welcome posts from law students, academicians, and practitioners alike.
- The topic must be within the scope of the blog, i.e., it must be related to an area of public law. For reference, please look at the posts on our website.
- The post should preferably make an argument or assertion substantiated by reasoning and relevant facts.
- Language need not be strictly academic, but it should be formal.
- The piece should not exceed the word limit. Longer pieces may be split into multiple parts for better readability, if the topic calls for it, however the same is discouraged.
- All references should be provided as hyperlinks instead of citations unless an online source is unavailable. We will be unable to review pieces that have no hyperlinked sources.
- Please make your submissions through the contact form available here.
- In case of articles on recent developments, which may lose relevance within days, authors may request an expedited review with the subject line being ‘Submission – Guest Post (Expedited)’.
Please do refer to our detailed guidelines on the same page, which also outline the review process, before sending in your pieces.
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