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Who Can Write For Us:
- Law Student of any year or semester.
- Anyone with a law degree.
- Anyone in the legal field.
- CA, UPSC aspirants, and such who have law as a subject.
- Laptop or Computer: You must own a laptop and a decent internet connection/good mobile hotspot. No matter how well you write, please do not apply if you do not have a laptop or computer. This is because several things are not possible on a mobile phone, iPad, or tablet.
- Communication: You must be willing to chat by email or WhatsApp. In 0.1% of the rare situations, you may have to talk over phone or video call with our editor and discuss the writing, corrections, etc.
- Research: You must know how to research on the web about the topic you write. You must include only important and valuable information in easy to understand words. Our main motto is to write for law students and new advocates.
What You Are Expected To Write:
- Content Type: You have the option to write law articles, law notes, legal news topics, law Q&A, or almost anything that you think is relevant and fits the theme of this website. Do not write on topics you have little knowledge about.
- Topic Ideas: For most articles, you are free to choose the topic on which you have a stronghold. You may also be asked to write on topics we suggest. You may decline to write on topics you have little knowledge about.
What You Get:
- Pocket Money: Paid at the end of the month. Or earlier, if you finish your quota of monthly articles.
- Author Page: Articles will have your name! You will get your author page that will have everything written by you at one convenient place.
- Development, Proof and Exposure: Writing will improve your skills for the future. Your published articles act as your online resume and proof of the good work you did. You can show them to anybody.
What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for people who can write regularly – at least 3 posts a month. If you commit to this, you will:
1. Have your author page and link. All articles by you will be listed in one place. See example.
2. All posts will have your name, image and description showing you wrote them.
3. You will be paid for every single post that is published on WritingLaw. (If they do not pass our checking stage, or if we already have that, or for any other reason, if we decide not to publish it, you won’t be paid. You are free to publish such posts anywhere else. Unlike published posts, the unpublished posts do not become WritingLaw’s property.)
Once again, reminding you that merely submitting does not guarantee publication. It must go through all the checks.
Stages Of Publication:
All articles on WritingLaw are published only after several stringent checks and edits. The publication rules apply to all posts – free, paid, old, new, revision, case laws, articles, law notes, Q&A, anything!
1. After we receive your submission, we will check it for plagiarism. If it is ok, we will take it to the next stage. If it is plagiarised, we will reject it at this first stage itself. In short, your content should not be copied from anywhere else. It must be original and written by you. It should not be published anywhere else!
2. After it passes the plagiarism test, our editor will see the contents. If it is approved here that the content is good, we will get it ready for basic edits and publication.
If it does not offer any value, or we already have this post, or it is not good in quality and cannot be fixed by simple edits, or for any other reason whatsoever, if we decide not to publish it, we will discard it and let you know that we cannot publish it.
3. If we need you to make the changes, we will ask you to do that while editing it. And also just before or after publication.
4. Once everything is done, we will publish the post in your name. However, this post becomes the full property of WritingLaw. We have the right to edit, remove, delete, sell, or do anything similar with it.
All this while we will be communicating via email and WhatsApp. (Or, on rare occasions Slack and Trello – do not worry if you do not know what these services are.)
In your writing, make sure you follow these rules:
Bare Act Names:
- Always include “the” before a Bare Act name.
- Bare Act name will also be capitalised.
- There will be a comma between the Bare Act name and its year.
- For example: the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and not Indian penal code 1860.
Word “Section” and “Article”:
- The word “section”, when in the middle of the sentence, will always have small “s”.
- The word “Article”, even if in the middle of the sentence, will always have a capital “A”.
- “O” and “R” in Order and Rule will be capital.
- For example:
- This is section 300 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
- This is Article 14 of the Indian Constitution.
- This is Order 41, Rule 31 of CPC.
Please do not use the words Honourable, Hon’ble, and such prefixes unnecessarily. Limit them to zero or once per post. These look good when an advocate or someone is addressing a court or judge. In law posts, we do not need to use these.
The word “court” when in the middle of a sentence will always have a small “c”.
For example: The court held him to be the culprit.
The word “court”, when used to address Supreme Court, High Court, Sessions Court, will always have a capital “C”.
For example: In Ramesh vs Suresh, the Supreme Court overruled what the High Court and Sessions Court said.
1. Your writing should be of high quality. The language must be English. You must write with correct grammar, punctuation, spellings, etc.
2. The law notes and articles should be well explained and easy to read.
3. If you include any facts or figures, you must mention the original link of the other website, book, magazine, etc.
4. Do not use unnecessary capital letters between sentences. Do not use a capital alphabet unnecessarily for words in the middle of the sentence.
5. Never use all capital letters for a heading, case name, or anywhere.
For example: Write “Meaning of Right to Life” and not “MEANING OF RIGHT TO LIFE.”
6. Do not start the word after a comma with a capital letter.
7. Case names should be written correctly.
8. Use vs in case names. Do not use vs. or v. or versus.
9. Never use one-word headings. Use proper meaningful headings.
For example: Instead of “Meaning” use “Meaning of Restitution of Conjugal Rights.” This is because no one searches for “meaning”. But people search for “Meaning of Restitution of Conjugal Rights.”
10. Please do not use half sentences. Be formal, simple, full and clear.
11. Do not use :- or —. Use colon (:). Or in rare situations, use dash (–).
12. Write central government and state government. Do not use Central Government and State Government.
13. Stick to one style only throughout the article. For example: If you write two crores, use it everywhere. Do not use 2 crore or Rs. 2 crores, etc. Just stick with one style.
14. Use We instead of I.
For example: In this law note, we will discuss the meaning of free consent in contract law. Not: In this law note, I will discuss the meaning of free consent in contract law.
15. Do not use our. Use the.
For example: Instead of under our Indian legislation use under the Indian legislation. This ensures a good flow even for a reader from a different country.
16. Learn the difference between Act and act.
(i) An act of murder.
(ii) This is IPC. This Act is big. (We are talking about the Indian Penal Code Act. So, it will have capital A.)
17. Amendment will be written normally. Like, There have been 104 amendments to the Indian Constitution. But when with its exact number (that is, while talking about a particular amendment), the first letters will be capital.
For example: 42nd Amendment Act and not 42nd amendment act.
Good Writing Techniques:
1. Feel free to use several headings.
2. The basic heading should always be on the top. For example, the headings with words like “Meaning”, “Definition”, “What is” should be on the top. And then other related headings.
For example: When you meet someone, you tell them your name and introduction first. And then you tell them your hobby or why you are contacting them. Same with posts here on WritingLaw. Explain what the reader is going to read in this article. And after that, carry on with other contents.
3. Make sure not to have any paragraph with more than 4 to 5 lines. If it becomes long, just break it into two paragraphs from anywhere you feel right.
Understanding Different Kinds Of Headings: (Very Important)
Every post on WritingLaw can have four kinds of headings. They are H1, H2, H3 and H4.
- H1: Every post will have just one H1. This is the main title of your post.
- H2, H3 and H4: A post can have multiple H2s, H3s and H4s as needed.
Let us understand these by an example.
Assume you are writing an article about yourself. Your name is Ayushi. So, here is how the headings will be. See carefully.
H1 (Title): About Ayushi
Brief Introduction Text
H2 (Major Heading): Educational Qualifications of Ayushi
H2 (Major Heading): Work by Ayushi
H2 (Major Heading): Places Ayushi has Visited
One or two lines saying something like: Now we will see all the places Ayushi has visited.
H3 (Minor heading which is a part of H2): Delhi
Text explaining Ayushi’s Delhi visit.
H3 (Minor heading which is a part of H2): Chennai
Text explaining Ayushi’s Chennai visit.
H3 (Minor heading which is a part of H2): Jaipur
Text explaining Ayushi’s Jaipur visit.
H3 (Minor heading which is a part of H2): Assam
Text explaining Ayushi’s Assam visit. Now, if she visited multiple places there, it would be good to include them in headings. So we will use H4 here.
H4 (Smallest heading which is a part of H3): Kaziranga National Park
H4: Assam State Zoo And Botanical Garden
H4: Kakochang Waterfalls
H4: Orang National Park
H2 (Another Major Heading): Future Plans of Ayushi
Conclusion text that summarizes the entire article in a few short, easy-to-understand lines.
I hope now you know what headings are and how to use them. In short: H1 > H2 > H3 > H4. If you have any confusion, see the above example once again carefully. These are very easy. You will figure them out in no time.
1. By sending your article, you permit us to contact you in the same way you sent us your article (or other ways mentioned/agreed by you.) We can send you a message on WhatsApp chat and email even at odd hours like 3 AM, 5 AM, 11 PM, etc. You do not have to reply straight away.
2. After you send your writing, we will review it; check its facts to the best of our abilities, and only publish it on the website after satisfaction. The final decision will be made only by WritingLaw.
3. Once your article is published, it becomes the full property of WritingLaw. You are not allowed to re-publish it anywhere else. WritingLaw may choose to do anything with it. For example, it may choose to sell, modify, delete, or remove parts or the entirety of your writing, etc.
4. The information you read on this page is not final. Things can be added to it, removed, altered, etc.
If you satisfy the above conditions, please tell me more about you by email. Please feel free to include all the relevant information you want. The email that you send will be the first point of evaluation. So please write correctly. Write email in small paragraphs. Make sure you proofread it and your email is error-free.
If you want to write regularly for us (at least 3 articles per month):
The email subject line should be “I want to write for WritingLaw regularly.”
In the email, definitely include these:
1. Your brief introduction.
2. The state where you live and/or study.
3. Why do you want to write for us?
4. In how many days or weeks can you send the first post?
Tip: Simply copy the above 4 points, paste them into the email and fill your answers in between.
Note: After we evaluate your first post, we can let you know if we find your work good or not.
If it does not meet our standards, we will inform you and stop all processes. Obviously, you won’t be paid anything as they are not published on WritingLaw.
If we like your submission, we will ask you to write two more articles. And if those two are also good, we would be happy to have you write regularly for us.
Please note further: If we finalise you for writing regularly, we will publish these 3 posts you wrote during evaluation and obviously pay you for them. This ensures your hard work done during the assessment is recognised and paid.
Please send the email to this email address. Kindly do not use your mobile phone to send the email. Use your computer and send it properly.
After sending the email, if you do not hear from me in the next 24 hours, kindly copy and send this exact message on WhatsApp (9128523662): Hi WritingLaw, I have sent you an article on the official email. Please check.
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The contents on this page may seem too much. But in reality, they are very simple. You should have no difficulty. After all, you are in the legal field. You are already brilliant. 😉
Have a good rest of the day ahead.