TCLF RESOURCES

1. Legal Research and Writing Guide

Legal Research and Writing are two skills that are considered indispensable to law students and lawyers alike. At the same time, writing a well-crafted article/blog post, case-comment etc. is not an easy task. To communicate one’s views/opinions in simple yet influencing terms is an art.

In line with its aim to promote quality legal research and writing, The Contemporary Law Forum is delighted to present to you all the “Guide to Legal Research and Writing”. The Document has been prepared in context of our bonus episode on the Fundamentals of Legal Research and Writing. It aims to provide some valuable points to keep in mind while undertaking the activity of legal research and writing.

This guide has been reviewed by Mr. Sharad Verma (Lawyer, Gray & Company, Canada and Advisory Board Member at TCLF) and Mr. Shivam Singh (Counsel, Chamber 20A, Supreme Court of India)

When understanding Legal Research and Writing, this is a video that will definitely help you understand and interpret this guide better.

2. Reader Engagement Guide

Reader Engagement Guide TCLF

“Legal writing that is engaging encourages the reader to engage with the
material by agreeing with it, disagreeing with it, reconstituting it into the reader ‘s own ideas, etc. In other words, writing that is engaging stimulates the reader ‘s thinking. And it is this quality that separates truly good legal writing from merely competent legal writing”- Mark Osbeck

With these words, we would like to leave you with our much anticipated Reader Engagement Guide. While not many people pay attention to it, reader engagement is what differs content written for oneself from content written for everyone else. And just in case you still doubt it, it is also one of the biggest factor for us before we publish a piece.