What is TCLF
The Contemporary Law Forum is a student run, professionally supported blog established with the primary objective of promoting and publishing quality legal research on contemporary issues of law. TCLF further aims to act as a medium of discussion between multiple stakeholders of the legal industry through legal research and writing. With a guaranteed outreach across the diverse spectrum of the industry, the forum is an ideal place for the writing community to publish their thoughts on legal issues of contemporary relevance.
TCLF is efficiently run and managed by a diverse and experienced group of editors, all of whom have one thing in common: an undying passion for legal research and writing. The Editorial Team consists of individuals who have been published by some of the leading legal journals, magazines as well as online platforms in the country. Further, the Public Outreach and IT team ensures the smooth functioning of the blog alongside maintaining an effective outreach of the blog across various platforms.
SHASHWAT AWASTHIManaging Editor
Shashwat is a graduate of RMLNLU, Lucknow, and is an Advocate practicing in New Delhi. He is currently associated with the Chambers of a prominent Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India. Shashwat is a highly motivated individual, who tries to carry out each task with utmost dedication. An avid researcher, he is particularly interested in the fields of Contract Law, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights, Insolvency & Bankruptcy and Competition Law. He has written for reputed journals like NLIU Law Review, The Practical Lawyer etc. as well as popular online platforms such as LiveLaw, RMLNLU Law Review Blog etc.
ANUSHKA SINGHManaging Editor
Anushka is an Associate (Dispute Resolution) at Phoenix Legal. Her main area of practise involves White Collar Crimes and Arbitration. She completed her B.A. LLB. (Hons.) from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TCLF. A highly meticulous individual, she tries to ensure that each task is performed with utmost precision. She has contributed to leading platforms such as LiveLaw, Taxmann, etc. in the past. Anushka has been an avid mooter and has won the 12th Leiden Sarin International Air Law Moot, 2021. She also coached the Christ University, Bangalore team who participated in the 13th edition of Leiden. The team bagged the award for Best Oral Arguemnts (Applicants) in the World Rounds.
TEJAS SATEESHA HINDERAssociate Editor
Tejas Sateesha Hinder is a final year B.A. LLB (Hons.) student at National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has a keen interest in academic writing, in the fields of Criminal Law and Dispute Resolution. He has a number of publications to his name ranging from books and journals to blogs. Tejas is an experienced editor, having edited for prestigious journals such as IALR, ICLRQ, IJLPP and IRHRL.
AMARTYA SINGHAssociate Editor
Amartya is a fourth-year law student at the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. He is a forward-looking individual whose research interest lies in Criminal Law, Artificial Intelligence, Technology Law, and modern jurisprudence related to Economic Analysis of law and Human Rights. He has several research assistantships under eminent professors and legal internships in lower and High Court along with various publications in national and international journals and blogs such as NUJS, NLIU, South Asia Journal, NUALS, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, etc.
PRIYAM INDURKHYAAssociate Editor
Priyam is a third-year student of law pursuing B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) at National Law Institute University, Bhopal. His areas of interest include Arbitration Law, Constitutional Law and the interface between Competition Law and IPR. He also takes a keen interest in academic writing and legal research.
ADVIK RIJUL JHAAssociate Editor
Advik is a graduate of Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat and is an Advocate practicing in New Delhi. He is currently working with the Chambers of a prominent Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India, having previously worked with a boutique law firm which specialized in Income Tax matters. Advik is an avid reader and researcher and has written for various journals such as the GNLU Journal of Law and Economics, RGNUL Student Research Review as well as popular online platforms like IndiaCorpLaw, Manupatra, Mapping ADR, Indian Journal of Law and Public Policy etc. His main area of interests are Arbitration, Tax, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Trade Law and Commercial laws in general. He has prior editing experience having served as the Editorial Research Assistant to Editors of the Jindal Global Law Review, for the June 2019 Special Issue apart from having assisted Advocate Avani Bansal with the editing of her book ‘The Law School Guide.
KISHALAYA PALAssociate Editor
Kishalaya is a penultimate year law student at Dr. RMLNLU, Lucknow. He is interested in the fields of commercial law with special emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has a keen interest in academic writing and researching.
ABHINAV DIXITTech and Outreach Manager
Abhinav is a fourth-year law student at RMLNLU, Lucknow. He's quite simply described as "the jack of all trades". Being an avid debater, he enjoys discussions on issues ranging from Socrates' philosophy to Public Policy and FinTech Law. He is also an avid mooter, and has represented his college and won accolades at Oxford Price and Nelson Mandela International moots. In his free time, he can be found playing chess or discovering Indie Music.
YASH BHATNAGARAssistant Outreach Manager
A third year law student at RMLNLU, Yash has a knack of exploring, reading and analysing contemporary issues of law. Being in the field of parliamentary debating and have organised various educational events, he has good and practical knowledge of Outreach management. He is also a singer, and a social enthusiast.
ABHISHEK KUMARAssistant Technical and Outreach Manager
A third-year law student at RMLNLU, Lucknow Abhishek is an enthusiastic fresher with highly motivated and leadership skills. He has an eager to learn new technologies and methodologies. He enjoys listening to debates and discussions, and is always ready to work in a dynamic environment that offers opportunities to grow and learn new things in the legal field.
YASHASVI YADAVContent Editor
Yashasvi is a third-year law student at RMLNLU, with a keen interest in Contract Law, Constitutional Law and Tort Law. She is experienced in Digital Marketing and Event Management. Her hobbies include photography, playing ukelele and reading fiction.
Kushagra is a second-year (B.A., LL.B. Hons.) student at the Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University. He is proficient in legal research and has a keen interest in Corporate law, with a focus on learning more about Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. Apart from Corporate law, he is interested in spreading Legal Aid amongst the weaker section of the society and is a part of the Legal Aid Clinic of the Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University.
A second-year law student at RMLNLU, Kabir's interest piques human rights across the globe and Criminal Law. He is a jack of all trades and does not shy away from new experiences. He's also an enthusiast of philosophy.