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Founder and Editor-in-chief, The Law Blog

'The Law Blog' is an online platform aimed at spreading legal information among the netizens. To know more, visit the website thelawblog.in. The Law Blog is a project by LaMCRESA.



Director, Law Matters Centre for Research, Education, and Social Action

Law Matters Centre for Research, Education, and Social Action (LaMCRESA) is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation focusing on Research, Education, and Social Action relating to various persisting socio-legal issues.


Executive Head, Law Matters Online Academy

Law Matters Online Academy (http://lawmatters.co.in/) is an initiative by LaMCRESA to further its goals of promoting education and research. Enroll now at LawMatters.co.in.


Writing for a change is an online certificate program that aims at turning the young budding writers into 'change agents' by empowering them with digital know-how and cyber skills.




The JSLPG (Journal of Sports Law, Policy and Governance) is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the aegis of North-East Students for the Furtherance of International Law (NESFIL), in collaboration with the National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam (NLUJA).





International Review of Contemporary Legal Issues is an annual, online, and open-access law journal. The journal aims at providing a platform for the students, academicians, and practitioners for publication of original scholarly papers on contemporary legal issues.




Indian Law Conclave is a three-day National Conference to be organized at Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal from 29 June - 1 July, 2018. The Conclave shall have delegates from across the nation who will engage in three days of rigorous learning, reflection, and sharing of knowledge, skills, experiences, and perspectives.




India Law Forum is a community for lawyers and law students committed to empower people through legal aid, legal awareness, and legal education. The forum will organize awareness campaigns, group discussions, lectures, workshops, conferences, seminars, summer schools, and competitions.




Organised National Seminar on Emerging Issues Relating to Environmental Laws at ICFAI Law School Dehradun from 30 March to 31 March, 2018 in the capacity of a student convenor.




Conquaestio is the annual constitutional quiz competition organized by ICFAI Law School, Dehradun. The first season of Conquaestio was initiated in the year 2017 itself and has seen a great success. Read the report of Conquaestio 2017 here.




Research and Publications:


3. “Eco-feminist Jurisprudence: A much-needed change in the perception of Law”: ‘International Journal of Law and Legal Jurisprudence Studies’, Page No – 207 to 210, Volume 2 Issue 6, ISSN No – 2348-8212.

4. Conference Presentation: Forest Rights Act in Ensuring Tribal Development: Using Law as a tool for right-based development

5. Field study report: The Forest Rights Act, Still A Dream For Many: Effectiveness of an effort to effectuate justice

6. Seminar Presentation: Cyber Crime and Indian Law - Need for an Update

7. “Online Startups, Social Media, and Copyright Issues: A Critical Analysis”: ‘Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship’ published by IIT Roorkee, Page no. 47, ISBN No – 978-93-5300-625-9.

8. A Journey Called Law School: Few Words For The Newcomers, Blog piece on LegalBites.

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Citing Legal Materials Using Bluebook - A Short Guide

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So, you collected the relevant materials for your research, went through them carefully, and evaluated the available materials. Now, what remains is to carefully dot down your arguments in your own words while supporting those arguments and ideas by citing relevant materials in the footnotes. It is necessary to cite relevant legal material that you have referred to because it reflects your research and in-depth study that you have undertaken to write that paper. Apart from that, while quoting the work of someone else, citation is necessary to avoid possible allegations of plagiarism. However, while citing the materials in the footnotes section, you cannot cite them as per your wish. For example, while citing page no. 99 of ‘The Start-up of You’ book written by Reid Hoffman, you cannot cite it as ‘page 99, The Start-up of You, Reid Hoffmann’ just because that seems convenient. There is a standard metho…

On Indianness: #Throwback to a long-forgotten tradition

“आनोभद्राःक्रतवोयन्तुविश्वतः” – Rig Veda(Let noble thoughts come to me from all directions.)
(In honour of the 5000-year old culture that taught me to de-contextualise and de-personalise every piece of wisdom.)The India that we get to see today came into being only in 1947, and later.
Prior to that, the whole landmass that we refer to as India was never a part of a single empire, never had a uniform governance, evidently had a high-degree of socio-cultural as well as geographical diversity, and seemingly had no single feature which can be found to be common across the subcontinent. And yet, not only the outer world recognised this whole landmass as one, but the people inside somewhere had this feeling that they’re one – they belong to one!
Interesting, but how?
The whole subcontinent, throughout its history, no matter how diverse it was in its socio-cultural and political affairs, has always had a common essence – a common signature trait that was rare in other contemporary civilisations…

A journey called Law School: Few words for the newcomers

Law school has its own ways to teach us the needed, regardless of our consent or interest thereto! However, gradually, through the ups and downs of our journey, it seems that while there are some things that we can change, there also exist some things that need to be accepted. I have had my fair share of ‘law school experiences’ to enable me to write this piece. However, I cannot guarantee that you’ll be having the same experiences through your journey. Therefore, inapplicability regretted. So, shall we start? 1. You’ll be facing tough competitions. Yes, cutthroat competition. You’ll compete with unfaithful friends and sincere enemies. Be prepared to be betrayed, used, and knocked out. However, don’t let this affect you. Everyone you meet in Law School isn’t your competition, but a potential ally. Learn to build meaningful relationships. Remember, legends don’t compete, they collaborate! 2. You’ll be having not-so-competent teachers teach you. We all face it. And not just here, it’s …