The International Journal of Legal & Social Studies (IJLSS) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Special issue – 4 on clinical legal education and legal aid.

Suggested topics include, but are by no means limited to:

Clinical legal education and research – new opportunities.

Filling the justice gap: the role of clinics.

New and innovative models for clinical legal education.

The role of clinical legal education in enhancing student employability.

To what extent can clinical legal education incorporate legal theory as well as legal practice?

Practitioner views on clinical legal education.

Role of legal Aid committee in Justice System

Where is clinical legal education located within broader discussions of access to justice in India ?

As legal education as a whole faces a shifting landscape, where is clinical legal education located now and in the future?

How do clinics “locate” themselves within the communities and places where they exist?

How should clinic lawyers and students think about our place as advocates for marginalized members of communities and our place within the larger legal community?

The Emergence, Growth and Sustainability of Clinical Legal Education Programmes

Learning from Best Practice: International Clinical Perspectives

Papers may be submitted under the following categories:

Long Articles: Between 5000 and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, examine literature comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcomed.

Essays: Between 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

Essays are far more concise in scope. These papers usually deal with a very specific issue, and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They are more engaging, and make a more easily identifiable, concrete argument.

Case Notes: Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes.

This is an analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement, whether in India or elsewhere. It must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law.


Submissions are preferred in the font style ‘Garamond‘, font size 12, spacing of 1.5 unit. The title of the paper should be in font size 16 and bold.

The name of name of the author(s) should be in font size 16 and italic. All the footnotes should be in the font style ‘Garamond‘ and font size 10.

All submissions must be word processed, and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007. Submissions must conform to the Bluebook (19th edn.) system of citation. No hard copies of submission are accepted.


Please submit the paper to indicating which category your paper is intended for.

All submissions should contain the name of the author, professional information, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.

Submissions may be emailed with the subject heading ‘IJLSS – Submissions’.


The last date for submissions of papers is 10  August 2015.

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