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Call for Papers- "Role of Law Clinics in Administration of Criminal Justice"

A Publication on the ‘Role of Law Clinics in Administration of Criminal Justice’
The Network of University Legal Aid Institutions calls for articles for publication in the book titled ‘Role of Law Clinics in Administration of Criminal Justice’. The publication shall be a cumulative report of law clinics’ work in providing access to justice to awaiting trial detainees in Nigeria.
Authors are requested to select a content/theme out of the underlisted to write on:
Possible Contents/themes
  1. Pre-trial Detainee law clinics: The Case for Ethics and Professional Responsibility – The case for Public Interest Law Development
  2. Pre-trial Detainee law clinics: The Case for Social Justice and Public Interest Law Development
  3. Challenges of students’ participation in pre-trial detention projects
  4. Review of Pre-trial Detainee law clinics contributions to criminal justice administration
Who can submit?
Submissions are open to Nigerian Law Clinics, clinicians and stakeholders that have interacted with pre-trial detainee law clinics. Each chapter can take submissions from a maximum of 4 authors; each author shall not exceed 10,000 words.

Formatting guidelines
Authors are requested to follow the guidelines listed below:
  1. Articles submitted must not be more than 10,000 words; formatted on A4 paper with 2.5cm margins, 1.5 line spacing, and Times New Roman font size 12;
  2. Title(s), name(s), affiliations, addresses and degrees of author(s) should appear only on the cover page of the article;
  3. As a condition for publication, contributors must state in their forwarding email that an article has not been and will not be submitted elsewhere for publication until a decision is made by the editors not to publish. The contributor shall also be deemed to have granted exclusive licence to publish an article to Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) Nigeria or any assignee to publish in hard copy, and electronically for profit or not for profit;
  4. Authors undertake responsibility to adhere to the public ethics for the accuracy of references;
  5. Spelling shall be English (UK);
  6. All quotations of more than three lines should be indented and formatted in single line spacing with inverted commas at the beginning and at the end of such quotation;
  7. Citation of sources should be placed in footnotes using MS Word auto-format, single line spacing and indicated by superscript Arabic numerals placed in the text serial. The following format should be adhered to:
  • Books should be cited as follows: Author’s surname and initials, year of publication, title of the book (in italics), place of publication, publishers, page e.g. Jerry, T. (1994), Law for Animals, London, Sweet & Maxwell;
  • Chapters published in edited volumes should be cited as follows:
  • Yusuf R. (1998), “Why we should Teach Letter Writing in Law School”, in Rose K., (ed.), Teaching Lawyers and Law Teachers, Hart, (Oxford);
  • Articles published in periodicals should be cited as follows: Paul F., and John U. (2005), “A Survey of Teaching Methodology in Nigerian Law Schools” 19 Law Teacher 30;
  • Articles from Newspaper: Author given: Haram, B. “Extra Judicial Killing by Police”, (2011, July 15), Guardian Newspapers
  • Article from Newspaper: No Author given: “Extra Judicial Killing by Police” (2011, July 15), Guardian Newspapers
  • References to web page where the work or material is sourced should be provided including the names of Authors, and the title of Articles indicating the date of most recent access.

Bonine J. E., “Standing to Sue: The First Step in Access to Justice”, available at: last visited/accessed on 10 July, 2007);

Deadlines/Work plan

Deadline Submission of indication of interest with chosen theme: 30th June, 2018
1st draft Deadline:  October 31st, 2018
Review of drafts deadline: December 15th, 2018
Final Review Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Publication Deadline: March 1st 2019

 All submissions should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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