The Socio-Legal Review Forum: Filling a Void

– Editorial Board, 2016-17.
Feb 24, 2017 | 10:43 A.M.

Since its inception in 2005, the Socio-Legal Review has strived to further the discourse on the intersection of law and society. Over the past decade, it has provided both students and scholars a platform to engage with socio-legal matters relevant in the South Asian context. Since it became a biannual publication in 2012, it has produced a themed issue every year, providing different perspectives on current issues such as legal education, human rights, and the environment.

In furtherance of its mandate to foster engagement by students and scholars, the Editorial Board is proud to announce the launch of the Socio-Legal Review Forum. The constraints of a journal format have frequently rendered us unable to respond to current events with the immediacy they require. Additionally, the legal blogosphere in India has a noticeable vacuum when it comes to discussion on socio-legal issues. We seek to provide a platform for informed debate on contemporary developments. As a more informal venue, we also hope to reach out to a wider audience.

The Forum is intended to act as an online companion to our print journal. It will accept short pieces in the form of comments on recent legal developments or book reviews engaging with recent literature. Longer pieces in the form of essays or responses to pieces published in the Review will also be accepted. To contribute a piece for the blog, please write to us at [email protected] To submit a piece for our print journal, please email us at [email protected]

– The Editorial Board, 2016-17