Call for Blogs by the Constitutional Law Society of Tamil Nadu National Law University (CLS-TNNLU Blog): Submit by Dec 20

The Constitutional Law Society of Tamil Nadu National Law University (CLS-TNNLU Blog) is inviting blog submissions by way of a Call for Blogs on the theme ‘Formal and Informal Legal Institutions and Access to Justice’.

About the CLS-TNNLU Blog

The CLS Blog of TNNLU is a forum created by the Constitutional Law Society, TNNLU with the objective of enriching the dialogue surrounding contemporary issues of Constitutional Law. Their aim is to provide a platform for members of academia to contribute to this growing discourse, while also ensuring that these subjects are understandable and available to everyone.

Primarily, submissions pertaining to Constitutional Law are accepted, but interdisciplinary topics are welcome and actively encouraged. This is in keeping with their goal to spread awareness of all aspects of Constitutional Law, and its intersection with other fields of study.

Call for Blogs

The CLS TNNLU Blog is now calling for submissions containing a connection with contemporary issues on constitutional law, including legislative analysis, analysis of recent judgements, case studies, intersectional analysis and comparative studies with other legal jurisdictions and constitutional frameworks.


Formal and Informal Legal Institutions and Access to Justice

Sub-themes for engagement:

  • Role of informal legal institutions in the delivery of justice
  • Direct and hidden costs of legal aid
  • Access to fair trial and enforcement of judgments
  • Should we rethink judicial organisation in India?
  • Issues with the formal appellate system
  • Justice seeking behaviour and bureaucratization of the Judiciary

Your insight on the above themes is welcome in the form of articles, opinion pieces, case comments, legislative comments or as book reviews.

The deadline for the thematic submission is December 20, 2021.

General Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions should be the original work of the contributor(s). Any form of plagiarism will result in an automatic rejection.
  • An article can be co-authored by a maximum of 2 people.
  • Authors must hyperlink wherever possible and must footnote the source only where strictly necessary. The citation must be done in ILI style of citation. ILI Style of referencing can be found here.
  • Formatting Criteria: Font – Times New Roman; Font Size –12; Line Spacing: 1.5 and Alignment – Justified.
  • Manuscripts must be submitted along with an abstract of 80-100 words in .doc/.docx form.
  • Submissions should not contain content that could be considered offensive, abusive, derogatory or potentially defamatory.
  • The editors of the CLS-Blog have absolute discretion in determining whether to accept a submission for publication on the Blog.

For detailed submission guidelines, click here.

How to Submit?

To submit a piece, kindly fill the Google Form through the link given at the end of this post.

Important Note

  • Apart from thematic submissions, we also accept submissions on a rolling basis.
  • Pieces that address contemporary issues and nuances in Constitutional Law, both in India and internationally are welcome.
  • Posts that merely summarise cases or discuss basic aspects of Constitutional Law are discouraged.
  • The submissions must critically analyse or explore particular themes of relevance and pertinence.
  • The Blog is keen on creating a dialogue between posts so feel free to cross-refer to and comment on other posts from the Blog.
  • There is no charge for registration, processing, publication or certification. Nevertheless, all submissions will be subject to an extensive blinded peer review mechanism by their editorial team.

Click here to visit the CLS-TNNLU Blog.

Contact Information

If you have queries, substantive questions, clarifications or proposals for consideration, feel free to contact our editors at

Click here to submit your manuscripts.