About Legal Aid Society 

The Legal Aid Society of NLUO, since its very inception, has been working with the sole aim  of bridging the gap between what the law promises to offer and the actual realities of the law.  The concept of community outreach has been of paramount importance in the committee which  it satisfactorily has been achieving through the integration of the students into the community,  by organizing legal literacy camps, social mobilization camps, conducting socio-legal surveys  relating to wide-ranging contemporary issues like domestic violence, consumer rights, dowry  prohibition, land rights, under trial prisoners and many allied areas. The Committee is  envisioned to undertake social action work and expand pro-bono legal services. The committee  is more focused on reaching the ground level and doing the actual work as a legal professional. 

About the Blog 

The Legal Aid Society of National Law University Odisha, a student-run committee of the  University has consistently been a mainstay for those who require legal assistance. In  pursuance of this, we are pleased to pioneer a blog as a platform to cultivate the conversation  on the related issues. 

The Society believes that individuals equipped with pristine knowledge of the law are not to  remain in ivory towers but to cater to social realities and needs. To promote this ideology, the  Blog aims at allowing the authors to explore the legal realm and mould discussions about legal  aid not limiting oneself to social gremlins but also widening their array to nascent laws  prevailing in India as well as in foreign nations through a meticulous selection process. The  Blog endeavours to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging the synthesis of  knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and research fraternity.


  1. Theme: The Blog is open to any topic which revolves around “Role of Legal Aid in access to Justice and Electoral Participation.” 
  2. The Subthemes include: 

Overcoming barriers to participation through legal aid initiatives. 

– Ensuring equitable access to legal recourse for marginalized communities. – Impact of legal aid on voter registration, education, and engagement. – Ensuring Electoral Integrity 

– Role of legal aid in combating electoral fraud, voter suppression, and irregularities. – Collaborative efforts between legal aid organizations, election officials, and civil  society in upholding electoral integrity. 

  1. The Blog accepts submissions on a rolling basis. The submissions have to be  unpublished and should be the original work of the author(s). Co-authorship of up to  two authors is permitted. 
  2. Please mail all your submissions to with the subject Blog  Submission: “Title”, only in a Microsoft Office Word-compatible format (.doc or  .docx), PDFs will not be accepted. There must be no hint, whatsoever, of the authors’  identity in the word document submitted. 
  3. The submission must be between 1000-1500 words. Longer posts may be accepted and  published in parts subject to the discretion of the editors. The word limit is exclusive  of the endnotes (if any). The citation format used for the endnotes must be uniform,  preferably the latest edition of the Bluebook. 
  4. The References must be in the form of hyperlinks, linked to keywords and phrases in  the body of the submission. For Indian case law, the authors may provide links to the  case, if available, at, or the website of the relevant court.  Factual assertions must be supported with appropriate links to sources. The authors  may mention particular sections of the statute using
  5. The submission must be in document formatted using Times New Roman font, size  12, line spacing 1.5, and Justified. For the endnotes the font size changes to 10 with a  line spacing of 1, while the font remaining constant.
  6. Analytical posts are preferred over descriptive ones. Posts will be considered for  publication based on various factors, including but not limited to relevance, quality,  structure, logic, writing-style and originality. 
  7. The body of the email must contain a short bio of the author(s) and the name of the  institution that they are affiliated to. Submissions are welcomed from students,  academicians and practitioners alike. The email must include a paragraph or two  succinctly summarising the manuscript submitted. 
  8. Once posted on the Legal Aid Corner NLUO, a submission may be cross-posted on  other platforms. The cross-post must carry the words ‘First posted on the Legal Aid  Corner NLUO’, with a link to the post.

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