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Since long back, Legal Academic Writing (hereinafter LAW) has offered engaging discourse as a sui generis domain to generate fundamental resource to existing subject knowledge. In the West, legal writing is divided into two counts. Legal Professional Writing (LPW) concentrates upon those instrumental to law practice: within the courtroom or otherwise. Legal Academic Writing (LAW) grapples with those instrumental to generate literature in juridical science rather than typical law practice; thereby supplements legal literature no less critical to progressive development of the law ahead. While LPW may get taught in course of the law practice, LAW has hardly had routes to get developed by the learner. Consequently, blunt compromise with the quality of legal literature is in commonplace to the discredit of legal academics. Thus, in the absence of tradition to prepare learners contribute to legal literature, both the bench and the bar suffer from vacuum, if not void, out of want of great jurists in the profession. Except rare illustrations, e.g. H. M. Seervai, D. D. Basu, and the like, compared to the American counterpart, professional academics is yet to grow elsewhere.


The primary objective of this short-term course lies in filling in the long-pending vacuum in legal education of India. Besides, the secondary objective lies in filling in a vacuum in the legal literature vis-à-vis LAW and thereby prepare these next generation learners address the vacuum through the input the course is meant to disseminate for public good. In particular, LAW constitutes a blind spot of the mainstream legal education in India; except a few- too few- institutions with the resource required.


Unlike elsewhere, the course is meant to address the concern of those law school learners who are aspirant for the academic career ahead. Therefore, those learners who wish to join law teaching, law research, law library, law publishing house, professional law reporting for newspapers and case reporters alike, constitutes core focus of the forthcoming course. In the given context of ever-dwindling prospect in professional career, subject to expertise in the following modules of LAW, the law school learners have had decent career ahead.

1. Outlines of Legal Academic Writing (LAW).

What is academic writing?

What is legal academic writing?

Why such writing is part of legal pedagogy?

Career prospect(s) in academic legal writing.

2. Taxonomy of LAW.

Writing book

Writing monograph

Writing essay/ research paper in journal

Writing article/ paper in academic magazine

Writing report for academic research project

3. Tools and techniques

Structure of the text

Flow of articulation/ proposition

Citation in text: reference styles

4. Editorial exchange

Balance of opinion

Ploy for plagiarism

Tolerance, endurance, guidance, etc.

Final draft writing


A student who has successfully completed the subject will have:
⇒ the skills to find and create a topic for writing a legal article.
⇒ the skills to structure a legal article.
⇒ the skills to structure and draft a moot court memorial.
⇒ the skills to critically analyze a legal article.
⇒ the skills to manage time effectively for completing research assignments.
⇒ the skills to prepare manuscripts for publication at renowned journals.


24 X 7 Support
CV Review
Cover Letter Review
Publication Support
Telephonic Career Counselling
Job & Internship Assistance
Foreign LLM Application Assistance
Online Webinars & Workshops


Next Batch Starts on (Thursday) 17th October, 2019.
Last date to register is (Wednesday) 16th October, 2019.


Law students who are top performers in this course will be given a chance to do a research internship at RostrumLegal in the months of June – July and December – January.

Apart from the internship, you will get a CV and Cover Letter Review and Telephonic Support for Applying for Jobs, Internships, and Foreign LLM Courses.


Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring recorded videos, quizzes, and projects.

In-course Help
Clear doubts by directly messaging the course instructors. Connect with other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material and get help mastering concepts.

Each course is assessed on the basis of online assignments and online quizzes which can be taken from home anytime during the course.

Earn official recognition for your work on the completion of assessment tasks. An online certificate will be added to your profile on course completion.

Course Duration: 1 Month

Mode of Study: Online

Number of Modules: Four

Mode of Assessment: Article Writing

Type of Questions: Article Writing

Duration of Test: 10 Days

Passing Criteria: Score 50% Marks

Course Certificate: Online/PDF

Certified Honours Student recognition will be given to high achieving students in the course. The honours badge will be issued to students scoring more than 80 percent in the online test.


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