Submissions

Submissions for Supreme Court Review

The Supreme Court Review allows submissions of the following kinds:

(i) Article: An article presents and analyses Supreme Court judgment(s) sharing singular, identical or connected questions of law, falling within the ambit of the Review and performs detailed, exhaustive and empirical (or comparative) research on such. Every Article shall provide a clear research methodology, reach a definitive socio-political conclusion or consequence based on any or multiple the parameters or metrics of the Review [eg. rule of law; individual freedom; consumer protection, antitrust & competition law, expansion of or restriction(s) on state action; nature & extent of judicial intervention, oversight or supervision including but not limited to jurisdiction, standing (locus standi), adherence to precedent; and whether such intervention conforms to a basic envisagement of separation of powers] as relevant to the chosen cases, through such research & analysis and must be an original piece of work. (For eg., an article may use 5 Supreme Court judgments on tortious liability of government along with exhaustive comparative and empirical research to make a conclusive case on how such liability ensures rule of law and protects rights & public interests). Maximum word limit for an Article is 10,000 words.

(ii) Case Comment: A case comment, as the name suggests, is an extensive commentary on a Supreme Court case [provided it is relevant to the Review; eg. rule of law; individual freedom; consumer protection, antitrust & competition law, expansion of or restriction(s) on state action; nature & extent of judicial intervention, oversight or supervision including but not limited to jurisdiction, standing (locus standi), adherence to precedent; and whether such intervention conforms to a basic envisagement of separation of powers ]. Ideally, a case comment surveys the development of jurisprudence [question(s) or area(s) of law] pertinent to the selected case and reaches a socio-political conclusion or consequence [on metrics or parameters relevant to the selected case; [on similar parameters mentioned above] based on substantial research & analysis. A case comment should therefore be regarded as a type of interpretative essay which focuses on a particular case, but which is not limited to a simple exposition of its details. Preferred word limit range for a case comment is 6,000-8,000 words.

(iii) Case Note: A case note is a brief analysis of a case, identifying and examining the key elements of the decision, as well as placing the case in the Review’s prescribed legal and socio-political metrics or parameters [mentioned above]. Preferred word limit range for a case note is 4,000-5,000 words.

The Review will only accept submissions made on case(s) noteworthy in nature, having settled or strongly persuasive precedential value and preferably question(s) or area(s) of law having direct relevance to the ambit of the Review. All submissions are to be directed at calcuttalaw@studentsforliberty.org with the subject: “Submission for Supreme Court Review (Article/Case Comment/Case Note)”