Details of the Organization
'Lexere' is derived from Latin which translates to 'to read' and the prefix of the same, 'Lex' translates to 'law'. Lexere is an initiative started to help law aspirants and students to understand the complication of the legal world early in their careers. It consists of various aspects and elements:
- Law Blogs: Legal world is a really volatile environment to be in, the ever-changing judgements, decisions and proceeding that go on for like ever have to be kept in note. Keeping a detailed view and opinion is expected by a lawyer for the same.
- Legal Index: During law school, one always faces an issue regarding a lack of resources and the complications of legal jargon. At Lexere, we are working towards an effective study database and a platform where the understanding of the legal language has been made easy.
- Legal Forum: Here, one can go forwards and communicate with the community that we are building at lexere of legal professionals and aspirants about the common doubts or even the opinions and views regarding the recent legal development.
- Legal News: The Apex Court and its subsidiaries are passing out something in an order consisting of major developments in the current environment most than ever before. A legal professional is expected to keep a close eye on the major legal workings in the legal environment around them.
Lexere would help law students/aspirants to provide their legal career a head-start by providing them with the resources regarding the complicated legal world and its workings.
Details of the Blog/Paper
Lexere is inviting Law Students to intern under them.
Lexere accepts submissions throughout the year.
- All submissions should be sent with a cover letter indicating the Name of the Author,
- Institutional Affiliation, Contact Details and the Topic of the Submission.
- Lexere allows a maximum of three authors. Co-authored papers should give details about each of the authors.
- The Editorial Board will consider the authorship and designation mentioned in the cover letter during submission as final and correct unless otherwise intimated by the author/s. It shall be the responsibility of the Author to intimate the Editorial Board regarding any change in designation during the period in which the paper is being processed. No changes will be entertained after publication.
- The Author must send a duly scanned, signed and dated copy of Annexure 1 (attached below), along with the submission. In the case of co-authored submissions, each author is required to sign the annexure.
Lexere works tirelessly to maintain the standards of publications. Each draft is screened thoroughly in three phases to ensure this:
- An initial Internal Screening is conducted to ensure that the drafts submitted fulfil the general appropriateness of work and that the foundation of the paper is conceptually and theoretically fit. At this stage, the team also makes sure that the draft meets the basic requirements in terms of citation style, formatting, word limits etc.
- The drafts then undergo a Plagiarism Test; the maximum limit of similarity index allowed is 30%. The Authors are requested to make sure that this criterion is fulfilled before submission.
- Subject to the above two tests, the approved drafts are then sent to an expert for Blind Review. The expert evaluates the draft on various parameters, such as the relevancy of the topic, comprehensiveness, original contribution to existing knowledge, language, coherence etc., and the review report is shared with the author.
The editors and publishers will take appropriate time to respond regarding the final submissions. The board will not entertain repetitive emails and texts regarding the submissions and strongly advises the authors against it. Lexere values diligence and assures that every development in the publication process would be tracked and communicated duly to the respective authors.
The Authors will be intimated at the end of each stage if modifications are required in the original draft. Final acceptance or rejection is subject to the above 3 tests.
Topic of paper/Blog
Lexere accepts Call for Blog on contemporary legal topics and issues either regarding the Indian or Global Jurisdiction Systems.
- Candidates who are studying the subject of law or related fields.
- Have the relevant skills and interests.
- Candidates who can start working with immediate effect.
- Are available for work from home.
Types of Submission and Word Limit
The length of the manuscript should average as follows (all inclusive of footnotes):
- Short Articles: (1000-1500 words, including footnotes)
- Long Articles: (1500-2500 words, including footnotes)
- Bill & Legislative Comments/ Case comments: (800-1200 words, including footnotes)
- Law Journal/Book Reviews: (800-1500 words, including footnotes)
Note: Buffer limit of +/- 250 words, if necessitated by the topic, and at the discretion of the editors.
Manuscripts shall be formatted according to the following guidelines:
- All citations shall be placed in footnotes.
- Use of the first person shall be avoided.
- All pages shall be numbered.
- A uniform date format shall be used (e.g., August 15, 1947).
- Quotations: Quotations within a sentence must be enclosed in double quotation marks (“ ”). A quotation within a quotation should be enclosed in single quotation marks (‘ ’).
- A quotation longer than three lines should be set out in a separate block indented from both the left and right margins. Do not enclose the quotation in quotation marks. A quotation is introduced with a colon (:), followed by a reference in the footnote.
- When referring to a section or article of a statute in the main text, the word ‘section’/’ article’ should neither be abbreviated nor capitalized. However, in the footnotes, the section/ article should be abbreviated.
E.g. The Constitution of India, art. 30; The Indian Penal Code, s. 42.
Use of Footnotes
Lexere prefers footnotes (to end notes) because of the following reasons:
- To identify the source of quotations or paraphrases;
- To acknowledge indebtedness for words, phrases or ideas borrowed;
- To refer the reader to other parts of the paper; and CITATION FORMAT Uniform Style of Citation should be followed. The system of the citation which is expected to be followed by the contributors is HARVARD BLUEBOOK 20th Edition. The link is here: https://www.scconline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20th-Harvard-bluebook.pdf