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 final year law student at RMLNLU, Lucknow and is the Managing Editor of TCLF. He is a highly motivated individual, who tries to carry out each task with utmost dedication. An avid mooter and researcher, Shashwat has won the 12th Leiden Sarin International Air Law Moot and represented his college at other prestigious moots such as the Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot. He is particularly interested in the fields of Contract Law, International Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law. On the writing front, Shashwat has written for popular platforms such as LiveLaw, RMLNLU Law Review, The Practical Lawyer etc.
Anushka is a final year law student at RMLNLU, Lucknow and 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. Her research interests extend to International Arbitration, Technology Law, Competition Law, Aviation Law and Public International Law. She has contributed to leading platforms such as LiveLaw, Taxmann, etc. in the past. Anushka is an avid mooter and has won the 12th Leiden Sarin International Air Law Moot, 2021. She has also represented the university in prestigious moots such as NLS-Trilegal International Arbitration Moot.
AYUSH MISHRAContributing Editor
Ayush is a practising advocate at the Hon'ble Allahabad High Court. He is a graduate of the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and taked keen interests in constitutional, criminal and commercial laws. He has worked on both civil and criminal sides at the High Court and has previously represented, inter alia, public and private corporations. He is an avid writer and gets regularly published in reputed national and international journals/blogs.
TEJAS SATEESHA HINDERAssociate Editor
Tejas Sateesha Hinder is a fourth-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.
YAGYA SHARMAAssociate Editor
Yagya is a fifth-year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. His research interests lie in the field of commercial law, in particular Competition Law, Contract Law and M&A. Yagya has published with a number of popular platforms like IndiaCorp Law, IRCCL, Taxmann etc.
ANCHIT JASUJAAssociate Editor
Anchit is a fourth-year law student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. His research interests lie in Insolvency Law, International Trade law, Public International Law and Dispute Resolution. Anchit enjoys mooting and academic writing; especially on contemporary issues in his interest areas. He is particularly inclined towards understanding the intersection of law, finance, and public policy.
SIMRAN KAURAssociate Editor
Simran Kaur is a recent law graduate from UILS, Panjab University and was the former Program Associate at Citizens for Public Leadership. She considers strong research skills and having an interdisciplinary approach as a key to progressive advocacy. With strong aspirations for working at the intersection of Law and Public Policy, she wishes to serve in the editorial board to broaden her skill set and horizons.
AKASH THOMAS JOEAssociate Editor
Akash is a fourth-year law student at School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. An avid mooter, Akash has represented his university in moots such as Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, GNLU Moot on Securities and Investment Law, TNNLU-CCI Moot etc. His research interests lie in the area of M&A, Competition Law and Private Equity. Akash has contributed to platforms such as King’s Student Law Review, NLUJ Law Review Blog, Taxmann etc.
RISHAV DEVRANIAssociate Editor
Rishav is a final year law student at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. His interest areas are Human Rights, Gender Laws, Intersectional Studies and Feminist Jurisprudence. He has been published at various reputed national and international blogs, including Oxford Human Rights Hub, RightsView [University of Columbia], Law School Policy Review etc.
SAMRIDHI NAINAssociate Editor
Samridhi is a second year student at Law Centre-1, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. She has served as a member editor with Delhi Law Review (Student Edition) and as a student editor with Delhi Law Review, the flagship journal of Faculty of Law. Her interest lies in the field of arbitration, taxation and constitutional law.
SHAILENDRA SHUKLAAssociate Editor
Shailendra is a fourth year law student at Gujarat National Law University. He is particularly interested in competition law, criminal law and its interplay with public policy, and likes to explore the same through the avenues of legal research and writing.
PALAK JAGETIAAssistant Editor
Palak is a Third-year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) student at Dr. RMLNLU, Lucknow. Her research interests lie in the field of commercial and business laws, with specific inclination to Antitrust and Insolvency related laws. She is also an avid mooter and researcher. She has also published with a number of platforms like Taxmann, NLIU-CBCL, IBC Laws, etc.
KHUSHI JOSHIAssistant Editor
Khushi is a third-year law student at WBNUJS, Kolkata. Her research interest lies in Insolvency Law, International Trade Law and Intellectual Property Law. She is also particularly interested in interdisciplinary research and writing. She currently serves as an Editor at Journal of Indian Law and Society and has been a part of the editorial board for two years.
ADARSH KUMARAssistant Editor
Adarsh is a third-year law student at National Law University Delhi. His interest lies in the field of Criminal & Contract Law. He also has a keen interest in writing, in particular, writing on contemporary legal issues.
ABHINAV DIXITTech and Outreach Manager
Abhinav is a third-year law student at RMLNLU, Lucknow. Being an avid debater, he enjoys discussions on issues relating to public policy, international relations and constitutional law. Further, Abhinav is a dynamic individual, with a deep interest in technology. Website Designing, Coding, SEO Management are some of his major skills. He is quite simply, the “tech guy” of the team.
ABHYUDAY JAISWALOutreach Manager
A third-year law student at RMLNLU, Lucknow, Abhyuday is a passionate individual with a deep interest in Finance and Economics. He is an ardent follower of all things relating to business investments. By the virtue of spending elongated hours of scrolling through different social media platforms, Abhyuday has developed some commendable skills relating to Outreach Management and Designs.
YASH BHATNAGARAssistant Outreach Manager
A second 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 Manager
A second-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 second-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.
SOUNDARYA RATHORContent Editor
Soundarya is a 4th-year law student at School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. Her interests lie in Intellectual Property Law and its interplay with TMT and Privacy Laws. Apart from gaining research experience from her internships and participation in various events, she is also skilled in field of Marketing and Outreach.