About LawFoyer

LawFoyer is a student-centered legal portal focused on empowering the next generation of legal professionals. We provide law students with free access to a broad range of resources including the latest news on legal job opportunities, exam study materials, career guidance straight from industry experts, and much more.

LawFoyer’s intiative includes LawFoyer International Journal of Doctrinal Legal Research [LIJDLR] which is a peer-reviewed ISSN indexed International Law Journal; LawFoyer Academy which aims at making legal education easy and affordable for all; LawFoyer Law Library which provides access to Articles, Case Analyses, Law Subject Notes, Skill Specific Guidebooks, and wide range of free resources.

Central to our mission is nurturing law students’ talents. LawFoyer organizes National legal writing competitions, quizzes, and other contests open to students across the country. These competitions offer platforms for participants to showcase their skills, win exciting prizes, and gain visibility within the legal community.

LawFoyer and Its Vision

LawFoyer has the following vision:

  • Making Law easy and accessible for all
  • Making Legal Education and Practical Training Affordable
  • Promoting the use of AI and Modern Tech in Law
  • Creating Employment Opportunities by networking stakeholders
  • Building Law Professionals out of Law Students

What will we Cover?

In LawFoyer’s Student Editorship Program, we will cover:

  • Insights into the Domain of Editing, Proofreading, Reviewing, Assessment, Mentoring and Management
  • Legal Research (Advanced Methods)
  • Legal Writing (Advanced Methods)
  • Legal Drafting (Advanced Methods)
  • Advanced Methods of Utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Modern Tech in Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting
  • Ethics, Tactics, Tools, and Advanced Techniques of Efficient Legal Practice
  • Training and Workshops on Practical Legal Professional Practice and Field Work
  • Training and Workshops on Personal Branding, Content Creation, Strategising, and Acting like a Legal Professional

Student Editorship Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction and Induction Training

Module 2: Fundamentals of Editorial Review, Assessment, Mentoring and Efficient Management

Module 3: Advanced Legal Research (Going beyond the Books – Compliance Reporting and Practical Legal Research)

Module 4: Advanced Legal Writing (Going Beyond 4 Walls – Empirical Investigations and More)

Module 5: Advanced Legal Drafting (including Petty and Major Legal Document + Contract Drafting)

Module 6: Acing Practical Legal Work, Academics, Ethics and Legal Tactics

Bonus Workshops on Moot Court and Mooting; ADR, Negotiation Plan Designing, & Mediation Law of India, Corporate Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Contract Drafting, and many more

Student Editorship Perks

  • Certificate of Appreciation cum Certificate of Editorship to all Student Editors
  • Certificate of Excellence cum Letter of Recommendation to Best Student Editors
  • Feature as Student Editor (as a part of the Editorial Team) with LawFoyer and LIJDLR [LawFoyer International Journal of Doctrinal Legal Research]
  • Exclusive Access to Live & Recorded Training Sessions and Courses curated only for Student Editors with a personalized LMS Dashboard at LawFoyer Academy
  • 100+ AI and Non-AI Tools for use in Legal Practice
  • Feature on the Web channels of LawFoyer and Shoutout on Social Media Pages of LawFoyer to all Student Editors
  • LawFoyer Membership and Paid Opportunities to Student Editors showcasing par excellence performance
  • Advanced Trainings on Legal Research, Writing, Drafting, and Oration
  • Additional Sessions on Advanced Use Cases of AI and Modern Technology in Litigation and Judiciary
  • Honorarium to Exceptional Performers of the Editorship Program (Monetary Incentive)
  • Free access to National Level Quiz Competitions of LawFoyer
  • Opportunity to improve Oration Skills by Mentoring Students on Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting
  • Free Access to E-Books, Legal Drafts, MCQ Compilations, Notes, Advanced Tools and Techniques, and many more perks that will save you valuable time and money.

Editorship Guidelines

A. Guidelines for Student Editor

  • Be a Good Learner
  • Maintain Confidentiality of facts, information and data about the Internal Matters Disclosed during the Editorship Tenure and not to use, share, or publically exhibit any such fact, information, or data related to internal matters of LawFoyer or LIJDLR
  • Ask Queries and Clarify Doubts
  • Complete all Tasks assigned according to the Guidelines
  • Use and practice the tools and techniques that will be taught
  • Complete the tasks before Deadline
  • Attendance is Mandatory in all Live Training Sessions
  • The code of conduct shall be formal and no misbehavior with any Team Member or any Co-Editors will be tolerated

B. Attendance

  • Attending every Live Training Session / Workshop conducted by the Editorial and Management Team of LawFoyer or LIJDLR is Mandatory.
  • Attendance will be recorded in an Attendance Form or via such other methods as notified.
  • Attendance forms will be shared in Live Sessions or Doubt Meetings ONLY.

C. Editorship Registration, Tenure, & Live Sessions

  • It is mandatory for every student editor to register as a Student Editor using the student editor registration form which will be notified in the group. The student editor registration form will also include a NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT which shall be duly agreed and adhered to by every registered Student Editor.
  • The editorship tenure will be of minimum 28 days from the date of registration of the student editor. It can be extended on request of the student editor.
  • There will be minimum 5 Live Sessions during editorship tenure on fundamentals of editorship, advanced legal research, advanced legal writing, advanced legal drafting, and workshops on Civil / Criminal / Corporate Litigation etc. as prescribed in the perks of editorship.
  • All the editorship guidelines shall be binding on all the student editors and shall be duly adhered during the editorship tenure.

D. Tasks to be assigned to Student Editors (Role and Responsibilities)

  • During your editorship tenure, you will be asked to do the following tasks:
    • Aiding the Editorial Board in Proofreading and Editing of Manuscripts received by LIJDLR & Reviewing Assignments submitted by Interns using our Efficient Review Methods (will not take more than 20-30 mins a day) (mandatory).
    • Mentoring Students on Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting (optional).
    • Content Creation for Social Media Handles of LawFoyer (optional).
    • Attending other Workshops and Webinars to learn other Practical Skills for Professional Growth (mandatory).
    • Such other similar Editorial or Management tasks assigned by the Editorial Team.
  • Specific guidelines related to each task to be assigned will be notified in the editorial and management group.
  • The aforementioned tasks assigned are to be completed using the methods that will be notified in the groups AND taught in the sessions, before the notified deadline.
  • Deadlines for completion will be notified in the group ONLY.
  • The task to be assigned will be provided in the group ONLY.
  • The supervisors / senior internship managers / core team members of LawFoyer will closely monitor all the work done by each and every student editor.

E. Learning Management System (LMS) Portal for Student Editors

  • Q. What is LMS?
    • It is a Learning Management System on which the student editors will be provided with exclusive access to the recorded lessons and a lot of free learning resources including:
      • Recordings of Live Sessions of this Editorship Program
      • Module-wise pre-recorded video lessons
      • E-Books, Notes, Resources, & Important links
      • Training Videos on Important Tools and Techniques
      • Webinars & Workshop recordings
      • Other details regarding the LMS will be shared in the Editorial and Management Group
  • Q. How will it benefit Student Editors?
    • 24*7 access to lessons to clarify doubts & strengthen skills
    • Aids completion of assigned tasks before deadline
    • Increases efficiency of work as you can revise concepts and methods easily and that too at anytime, anywhere
  • EVERYONE STUDENT EDITOR WILL GET THE ACCESS TO LMS!
    • Q. Who will get Access?
      • EVERY registered student editor will get access to LMS provided that the induction and introductory training session was duly attended by such student editor.
      • Access will be REVOKED on termination of editorship.
      • Access will be REVOKED after completion of editorship tenure.
    • Q. How to get Access?
      • Team LawFoyer will notify the method of accessing the LMS to all student editor via a mail, group notification or training video containing a detailed guideline as to how to access the LMS portal.
    • Q. When can an Student Editor access it?
      • After registration as a Student Editor using link provided in the group; AND
      • After attending the induction and introductory training session .
    • Q. What if a Student Editor fails to attend the induction and introductory training session ?
      • No access of LMS will be provided that case; AND
      • Guidelines related to non-compliance & termination will apply in that case.

F. Action on Non-Compliance

Editorship will be immediately terminated on:

  • failing to attend meetings;
  • non-completion of assigned tasks before the deadline;
  • not correcting the errors notified or not following the guidelines notified to the Student Editor by the Editorial Team / Core Team of LawFoyer before the notified Deadline;
  • misbehaving with any team member of LawFoyer;
  • misbehaving with any other Student Editor during editorship tenure.

Exceptions:

  • In case of unforeseen emergencies no termination will take effect;
  • On showing sufficient cause for any non-compliance, the student editor will be excused;
  • If recording of the sessions are completely watched on LMS immediately after missing such session / meeting;
  • If assigned tasks that were delayed are submitted anytime before completion of editorship tenure after showing sufficient cause for such delay;
  • If such compliance is waivered voluntarily by LawFoyer or by breach of Guideline by LawFoyer.

Effect of Termination

  • Student Editor will be removed from all Editorship and Internship Groups.
  • Student Editor will not be entitled to any perks of editorship except:
    • Honorarium (if any, due) – except if the cause of termination is such that justified denial of such honorarium;
    • Review of Assigned Tasks (if any, due) – except if the cause of termination is such that justified denial of such review of assigned tasks; and
    • any other perks which the Team LawFoyer deems fit and justified in light of the cause of termination and repute of the student editor so formed during the editorship tenure.

Honorarium (Monetary Incentives) and Features on Social Media and Shoutouts

  • Best-performing Student Editors will be featured on the Social Media handles of LawFoyer and their contribution will be acknowledged publically through such shoutouts.
  • Excellent Student Editors:
    • A list of Excellent Student Editors will be featured on the Social Media handles after completion of all the tasks assigned for the limited student editorship tenure.
    • Criteria for this title: “Excellent Work” Remark
    • Such remark of excellence can only be given by Core Team Members and Senior Internship Managers who are closely monitoring the work of Student Editors.
  • Budding Editors of Month:
    • A list of Budding Editors will be featured too on the Social Media handles after completion of all the tasks assigned for the limiter student editorship tenure.
    • Criteria for this title: “Really Good Work” Remark
    • Such remark of really good work can only be given by Core Team Members and Senior Internship Managers who are closely monitoring the work of Student Editors.
  • Honorarium and its Eligibility
    • “Honorarium” refers to the monetary and non-monetary incentive given to a Student Editor in honour of his / her contribution in the Editorial and Management Team of LawFoyer and LIJDLR.
    • Not every “Excellent” Student Editor will get Honorarium, but only the one(s) who will fulfil the below given eligibility criteria for Honorarium.
    • Eligibility for Honorarium is as follows:
      • The Student Editor must have “Excellent Work” remarks
      • The Student Editor has diligently attended all the sessions during the editorship tenure
      • The Student Editor has duly complied with all the guidelines of the Student Editorship Program and has shown “Professionalism” and “Aptitude”
      • The Student Editor has duly performed at least 10 tasks assigned by the Editorial Team and has devoted at least 20 hours to the Editorial Team
      • Such student editor deserves and is entitled to such Honorarium which shall be calculated and estimated on the below given basis.
      • If there are multiple (more than one) Student Editors eligible for the Honorarium then each of such Student Editor shall get separate honorarium on the “task – hour basis” following the “differential piece wage method” as described below further.
    • Basis of Calculation / Estimation of Editorship Honorarium for Best Performing Student Editor (Differential Piece Wage Method Policy)
      • (Explanation: For every statement where the word “Task” is used, a “Task” refers to a single point of instruction to do a single or a series of actions for a single specific time duration on the basis of such single point of instruction. Also, the task to attend any meetings, engage in any conversations, and other communications shall be excluded from the purview of the definition of “Tasks”. (For example: If in a single meeting or conversation a set of instructions were given wherein 3 actions were asked to be performed by the Core Team then these three actions shall be construed as a “single point of instruction”. And, where in a single meeting or conversation two different sets of instructions were given wherein 2 different actions were asked to be performed at separate time durations then these there 2 actions shall be construed as 2 different tasks.)
      • If the number of tasks assigned to the Student Editor were:
        • more than 10 tasks but less than 20 tasks – Rs. 500’s value of Honorarium
        • more than 20 tasks but less than 30 tasks – Rs. 1000’s value of Honorarium
        • more than 30 tasks but less than 40 tasks – Rs. 1500’s value of Honorarium
        • more than 40 tasks – Rs. 2000’s value of Honorarium & Rs. 250’s value of Honorarium for each set of additional 10 tasks after and beyond the 40 tasks.
      • If the number of hours devoted by the Student Editor were:
        • more than 20 hours but less than 30 hours – additional Rs. 500’s value of Honorarium
        • more than 30 hours but less than 40 hours – additional Rs. 1000’s value of Honorarium
        • more than 40 hours but less than 50 hours – additional Rs. 1500’s value of Honorarium
        • more than 50 hours – additional Rs. 2000’s value of Honorarium & Rs. 250’s value of Honorarium for each set of additional 10 hours after and beyond the 40 hours
      • Option to Set Off and Barter vested with Student Editor: If the student editor wants then the student editor shall have the option to get access of LawFoyer’s premium courses, or other similar resources (including personal mentorship) instead of reciept of the honorarium, with the permission of the Editorial and Management Team & the Core Team of LawFoyer & LIJDLR.
      • Option of Encashment vested only with LawFoyer and LIJDLR: The discretion to grant honorarium in form of monetary encashment or in form of a non-monetary LawFoyer Gift Kit or such other benefit in lieu of such monetary encashment shall be vested only with the editorial and core management team of LawFoyer and LIJDLR. The value of “non-monetary LawFoyer Gift Kit or such other benefit” shall be calculated using the same basis as described above.
      • Calculation of “Hours” for the Purpose of Estimation of Honorarium: For calculation of hours, the Core Team Members and the Senior Internship Managers shall keep a record of tasks assigned and the time duration notified for completion of the task. For each day assigned, the work hours shall be calculated as 2 hours. Also, the hours consumed in meetings, conversations, and other communications shall be excluded from the purview of the definition of “Hours”. For example, if for a task 4 days were provided then the work hours shall be construed as 8 hours.

G. Guidelines for LawFoyer

  • A mandatory notice of non-compliance shall be provided to student editor before termination
  • An opportunity to show sufficient cause and to be heard shall be provided to every student editor before termination
  • A reasonable notice of the following shall be provided to award sufficient opportunity to student editors for:
    • conduction of meetings (at least 12 hours before such meeting)
    • completion of assigned task (at least 2 days before deadline of submission)
    • correction of mistakes in assigned tasks so completed (at least 3 days before completion of editorship tenure or such deadline notified, whichever is earlier)
  • To duly comply with the guidelines and fulfil all promises and obligations including the ones pertaining to the perks and honorarium so mentioned in the aforementioned editorship guidelines.
  • It shall be the duty of the Editorial, Management, and Core Team of LawFoyer and LIJDLR to minimise the time consumed by the student editor and to not overburden any Student Editor during the editorship tenure so that their studied, academics, or other interests are not prejudiced.
  • The above-given guidelines shall not be binding on LawFoyer and are merely directory in nature, final discretion of taking any / all decisions regarding the student editorship program is vested with LawFoyer ONLY.