NBA-SPIDEL SEEKS CONTRIBUTORS FOR NEWSLETTER
All is set for publication of the inaugural issue of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) Newsletter following a call for contributors by the Anne Agi-led Editorial Board.
In a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, the Editorial Board stated that “Columns could be case studies (1,000 to 1,500 words) supplemented with real-world experience, analysis or research. Compelling first-person or personal stories and opinion pieces also are welcome.”
Below is the full text of the statement.
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS TO ISSUE 1 OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION ON PUBLIC INTEREST AND DEVELOPMENT LAW (NBA-SPIDEL) NEWSLETTER
SPIDEL Newsletter Call for Contributors
The Editorial Board of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) set up to publish quarterly newsletters for sharing the Section news and announcements, well-researched papers mainly centred on Public Interest and Development Law hereby calls for contributors.
The newsletter will also feature original content aimed at other diverse perspectives of law.
Articles are to be sent in within 14 days (no later than the 5th of August, 2023) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the columns for which the Editorial Committee is currently soliciting contributions, as well as more information on how to propose new columns and feature articles.
A. FEATURE ARTICLES
Articles which explore in depth discussions on public interest-related or law development related topics. These can take the form of new/original material; book excerpts; visual essays; articles from regional publications seeking a wider audience; articles from print-only publications that would like the article to be published digitally; modified thesis or thesis excerpts; Comic relieving Legal and National write-ups, etc.
Keep in mind that this is a public interest Section, so articles should have a significant connection to how public interest litigation can advance legal development and the interest of the masses.
Columns could be case studies (1,000 to 1,500 words) supplemented with real-world experience, analysis or research. Compelling first-person or personal stories and opinion pieces also are welcome.
The following columns are currently active and are seeking contributors.
Judgments and Books Review:
A Sense of History. Excerpts and quotes from dictums of judges on using law as a tool for emancipation and development.
Personality of the Quarter.
Personality of the quarter is a quarterly biography of a member of the profession or society carrying out work relevant to objectives of the Section.
State of our courts/Profession.
This Section will report on court proceedings and on matters arising from the administration of justice.
Acts of Heroism. Acts of Heroism delves into the history and culture of Nigerians who have acted in the public interest.
New Column Proposals: As we grow our newsletter, we expect to add additional columns in the future. If you have a subject or approach on which you’d like to write regularly and for which you’d like to propose a column, contact us @ email@example.com.
C. NEWS ITEMS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Short, topical, news oriented items and sub-committee updates.
All contributors are welcome, and our editors will work with you to help you get your article prepared for publication.
Please see attached call for Contributors for full publication process.
For Enquiries Contact:
The Editor in Chief- Anne Agi, Esq 0805 731 1292
The Secretary-Adekunle Adeniyi, Esq 0802 391 6606
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signed: Adekunle Adeniyi, Esq.
20th of July, 2023.
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