8 MUST-WATCH 90’S TV SERIES ON LAW

TV always loved lawyers. And, we love TV series of Law as well. In recent years, Suits, Boston Legal are famous, entertaining and engaging TV Series for all Law-lovers. But in 90’s, there were some awesome Legal TV series from which a law student can learn a lot of things to count on.

L.A. Law (1986-1994)

This groundbreaking series about a boutique law firm, McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak, did for lawyers what Hill Street Blues did for cops. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher (Cagney & Lacey), L.A. Law depicted them as smart, driven, fallible, sexy and as varied as the rest of humankind. For lawyers of a certain age, Leland McKenzie is the managing partner they are still looking for. Douglas Brackman Jr. is the manager they seem to end up with.

TRIVIA: Norman Chaney, a firm name partner, is found dead of a heart attack in the very first episode and is never actually seen on camera.

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The Practice (1997-2004)

Bobby Donnell was a handsome, driven defense attorney who surrounded himself at the self-named firm of Robert Donnell & Associates with talented lawyers who lacked the pedigree necessary to cut it in BigLaw. They made up the difference with street smarts and sheer tenacity. Lawyer David E. Kelley created and produced the show just after he developed Ally McBeal. Unlike AMcB, The Practice appreciated the cognitive dissonance between applications of the law and real life.

TRIVIA: Kelley created the role of Helen Gamble for Lara Flynn Boyle after auditioning her for the role of Ally McBeal.

Night Court (1984-1992)

Judge Harry Stone (Harry Anderson) presided over the late-night antics of a misdemeanor court in New York City, which featured a lecherous prosecutor, a no-nonsense court clerk, a droll set of bailiffs and a string of cover-girl public defenders. Full of pratfalls and seriously good intentions, the show managed to humanize the one place where most people meet up with the law.

TRIVIA: John Larroquette (prosecutor Dan Fielding) narrated the original version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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Murder One (1995-1997)

This electric legal serial featured Daniel Benzali as Teddy Hoffman, a zealous no-nonsense defense attorney who was never quite sure whether his client was guilty or not. Benzali was replaced in the second season by Anthony LaPaglia, and the show suffered from a lack of continuity.

TRIVIA: The single-case first season motif, which required lengthy explanations of previous action, was dropped in the second season.

Reasonable Doubts (1991-1993)

Mark Harmon played an investigator who, because of his knowledge of sign language, was assigned to work for the DA (Marlee Matlin), who happens to be deaf. The oil-and-water relationship between the two sustained the show for a surprising 45 episodes.

TRIVIA: A poster for Reasonable Doubts decorates the office of a TV producer in an episode of Seinfeld.

Matlock (1986-1995)

The irrepressible Andy Griffith played Atlanta defense attorney Ben Matlock as a crafty, high-priced defense genius who didn’t merely defend clients—he solved crimes Perry Mason-style. Even after the series ended, Matlock lived on in TV movies.

TRIVIA: Matlock is purportedly based on the practice of famed Georgia trial lawyer Bobby Lee Cook.

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Law & Order (1990- 2010)

Law & Order matches the legendary Gunsmoke as the longest-running TV drama series ever. Producer Dick Wolf is said to have conceived the show’s format—first half, investigation and arrest; second, trial and verdict—after watching tapes of a British show while working as a writer on the 1980s hit Miami Vice. The show is legendary for its twisted takes on real-life legal issues, its popular (and not so popular) spinoffs, and an ensemble cast that is consistently one of the hardest-working in TV.

TRIVIA: S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren) is the show’s longest-running cast member, appearing in 368 episodes—three more seasons and 23 more episodes than Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy)

Ally McBeal (1997-2002)

This David Kelley invention had no pretensions to be a vehicle for legal issues. Built around an old romance (Ally’s ex-boyfriend, now married, is a partner at Cage Fish, the firm where she worked), the show was a slapstick soap opera whose law office served as a setting for anorexic fashion, sex-driven dialogue and permutating relationships.

TRIVIA: Calista Flockhart’s character was so popular and so unlike the Type-A women who appeared as lawyers in other shows that she was featured on a Time magazine cover in June 1998 with the headline “Is Feminism Dead?”

What are you waiting for? Go and watch these TV Series.

Also, do you know any other good 90’s legal TV series? Then mention it in the comment below.

RESULT OF PN BHAGWATI RESEARCH PAPER WRITING COMPETITION, 2017

Merry Christmas to All of You! Have a great year ahead!

Result of the Jurisedge 1st PN Bhagwati Research Paper Writing Competition, 2017 is-

  1. Aastha Satpathy & Subrata Satapathy – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  2. Soumya Tiwari – Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

PAID ONLINE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

  1. Aastha Satpathy – Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  2. Subrata Satapathy- Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  3. Soumya Tiwari – Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
  4. Arindam Ghosh- Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
  5. Veena T.S.- Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
  6. Shagun Gupta- National Law University, Nagpur
  7. S.S. Shri Lakshmi- Hidayatullah National Law University
  8. Swastika Sarangi- UNIVERSITY LAW COLLEGE, VANIVIHAR, UTKAL UNIVERSITY, BBSR, ODISHA
  9. Akshit Mehta- C.R. Law College, Hisar (Haryana)
  10. Shivam Sharma- C.R. Law College, Hisar (Haryana)

JURISEDGE 1ST JUSTICE P N BHAGWATI RESEARCH PAPER WRITING COMPETITION 2017

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Success of Jurisedge 1st National Article Writing Competition, 2017 & Jurisedge 1st & 2nd National PPT Writing Competition, 2017 encouraged us to organise such events further with a motive to enhance writing skills of budding Lawyers and Research Scholars, Academicians. In the memory of ‘People’s Judge’ Justice PN Bhagwati, the man who formulated the concept of PIL, Absolute Liability Principle, ensures fairness and protected the rights of people through enlarging the scope of right to life and liberty, Jurisedge is organising Jurisedge 1st Research Paper Writing Competition. Theme of this Research Paper is dedicated to Justice PN Bhagwati’s contribution to the Indian Judiciary.

The theme is broad in nature; hence, the participants may take up any Sub Theme/Topic/Trend/Issue/Development covered under the purview of the Theme and Any Subtheme.

We would like to invite students and professionals to express their valuable viewpoints, by participating in the competition.

SUB THEMES:

  1. PN Bhagwati- the Best CJI India has ever had.
  2. The ‘Jurisprudence of Speedy Justice’
  3. Pioneer of Judicial Activism Justice PN Bhagwati
  4. Justice P.N. Bhagwati’s Contribution in Environmental Law
  5. Public Interest Litigation in the eyes of Justice P.N. Bhagwati
  6. Judicial Activism v. Judicial Overreach: A Jurisprudential Analysis
  7. Justice P. N. Bhagwati: The Torch Bearer of the Human Rights Jurisprudence in India
  8. Capital Punishment v. Life Imprisonment: An analysis of the ‘rarest of the rare’ doctrine
  9. The doctrine of ‘reasonableness’ under Article 14: The custodian of Human Rights in India
  10. Any Other topic related to Justice PN Bhagwati and his Contribution to Legal System

CASE LAWS:

  1. Maneka Gandhi vs Union of India 1978 AIR 597
  2. P. Gupta vs President of India And Ors. AIR 1982 SC 149
  3. Bachan Singh vs State of Punjab (1980) 2 SCC 684
  4. Minerva Mills Ltd. & Ors vs Union of India & Ors 1980 AIR 1789
  5. Additional District Magistrate Jabalpur vs S. S. Shukla 1976 AIR 1207

BOOKS:

  • My Tryst with Justice- P. N. Bhagwati (2013)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any student pursuing any undergraduate, postgraduate or professional course in any recognized University/College in India & Any professionals, Research Scholar, Advocates, Professors, Academicians can participate in the Competition.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 10TH NOVEMBER, 2017.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 17TH NOVEMBER, 2017.

RESULT OF THE COMPETITION: 25TH DECEMBER, 2017

 GUIDELINES AND RULES:

  • The Research Paper must be written in English.
  • Multiple or incomplete submissions will lead to disqualification.
  • Co-authorship is restricted to two participants.
  • The paper shall not be plagiarized. Only the original articles will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the paper. The participants will submit a separate undertaking with regard to originality of work.
  • Copyright of the Paper shall rest with the organizers. Organizers hold the right to republish the Paper if required.
  • Identification mark (name or any mark which identifies the author) must not be found in any part of the Paper.
  • The Participants must submit their article via e-mail only, with the following attachments:
  1. Article in MS Word format with the subject “Research Paper Writing Competition”.
  2. A Separate Cover page containing Name, Semester (if you are a Student), Address, E-mail ID, Contact Number and Name of the College/University of the Student.

LENGTH OF THE RESEARCH PAPER:

  1. The submission shall consist of an Abstract, Research Paper and Bibliography.
  2. The abstract should not be of more than 250 words including title and keywords.
  3. The length of the Research Paper has been mentioned below.
  4. Footnotes must conform to the authoritative standard rules of citation and must include a description of each authority adequate enough to allow a reasonable reader to identify and locate the authority in a publication of general circulation.

FORMAT:

  1. Font type: Times New Roman
  2. Font size: 12
  3. Line Spacing: 1.5
  4. Page number: Top right of the page
  5. Footnote size: 10

WORD LIMITS:

  1. Article- 3500-6000 words
  2. Case Comments- Up to 2500 words
  3. Short Comments- Up to 2000 Words
  4. Book Reviews- Up to 2000 words

FOOTNOTING STYLE:

Any Uniform Style of Citation

EVALUATION PROCEDURE:

Every Research Paper will be peer reviewed and evaluated in two levels. Every participant will be allotted a code during registration. The participant will send in their papers in which the file will be named by the code they have been allotted. No mark of identification permitted. The research paper would be reviewed by our EDITORIAL BOARD.  Visit our Editorial Board: www.jurisedge.com/journal

AWARDS:

  1. First Prize:Cash Prize Rs. 4000 INR + Publication of Research Paper in Jurisedge journal of Juridical Research (ISSN: 2456-8112) (Vol.I Issue II) + Gift Hampers upto Rs. 1000 INR + Paid Online Internship Opportunity with Jurisedge + Certificate
  2. Second Prize:Cash Prize Rs. 3000 INR + Publication of Research Paper in Jurisedge Journal of Juridical Research(ISSN: 2456-8112) (Vol.I Issue II) + Gift Hampers upto Rs. 1000+ Paid Online Internship Opportunity with Jurisedge + Certificate

Top 15 Research Papers(10 Articles from Each 10 Subthemes+ 4 Case Comments + 1 Book Reviews ) will be considered for publication in  Vol. I Issue II of Jurisedge Journal of Juridical Research (ISSN: 2456-8112) .

Top 10 (Including Top 2) candidates will also get a chance of PAID ONLINE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY with Jurisedge !

All the participants will get a Certificate of Participation.

REGISTRATION:

For Students:

Registration fee is 400/- INR only for Single Author. In case of Co-authorship Registration fee is 600/- INR only (per author 300/- INR)

For Professionals:

Registration fee is 500/- INR per Author.

FOR THE PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES:

PAYTM 9614994939

or

 

So, what are you waiting for? Register today! Fill our form here.

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NOTE:

All queries and submissions must be sent to info.jurisedge@gmail.com only, with the subject: “Jurisedge1st Justice PN Bhagwati Research Paper Writing Competition 2017”.

CRITERIA & MARKS:

Criteria Marks
Title 10
Abstract & Introduction 20
Theoretical & Conceptual Framework 20
Significance of Research 20
Scope & direction for further research 20
Internal Consistency 20
Readability 10
Writing Style 20
Innovative Idea, Originality, Creativity 20
Authorities & Referencing 20
Recommendations/Conclusion 20
Total 200

RESULT OF JURISEDGE 2ND NATIONAL PPT COMPETION, 2017

Result of Jurisedge 2nd National PPT Writing Competition, 2017 is out today.  All the PPTs are Excellent. It was really very difficult to choose two best PPTs out of them. But, we had to choose and Here is it-

1st Prize- Prathistha Mazumdar &  Siddhant Gugnani, JEMTEC School of Law, Greater Noida (affiliated from GGSIP University, New Delhi)

2nd Prize- Sanya Darakshan Kishwar, Central University of South Bihar

Paid Internship(Stipend Rs. 1000)

  1. Prathistha Mazumdar, JEMTEC School of Law, Greater Noida (affiliated from GGSIP University, New Delhi)
  2. Sidhant Gugnani, JEMTEC School of Law, Greater Noida (affiliated from GGSIP University, New Delhi)
  3. Sanya Darakshan Kishwar, Central University of South Bihar
  4. Kritika Jain, SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, PUNE
  5. Shruti Jaju, RGNUL, PATIALA
  6. Gadde Shareesh, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  7. Payal Dey, JOGESH CHANDRA CHAUDHURI LAW COLLEGE, Calcutta University

Paid Internship (Stipend Rs. 500)

  1. Anjum Bano, Maharaja Agrasen University, H.P
  2. Sankalp Srivastava, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  3. Vishnu Manjari, CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BIHAR
  4. Pranav Dixit, Galgotias University
  5. Himani Jain, Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Center, Hoshiarpur
  6. Tanya Singh, Amity university,lucknow campus
  7. Gauri Joshi, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
  8. Shivam Kumar Pandey, Central University of South Bihar
  9. Anshuman Mishra, Amity university,lucknow campus
  10. Puja KUmari, Galgotias university
  11. Ashish Yadav, Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  12. Anubhav Agarwal, Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  13. Sanskriti Grewal, Symbiosis law school, pune

Thank you all the participants for making this Competition a grand success.

JURISEDGE 2ND NATIONAL PPT WRITING COMPETITION, 2017

After successfully organising the Jurisedge 1st National PPT Writing Competition, 2016, we proudly bring to you the Jurisedge 2nd National PPT Writing Competition, 2017 on the theme of “The Impact of Goods & Services Tax(GST) on Indian Economy : Pre and Post GST Scenarios”.

The competition is an excellent opportunity for Law students and Professionals to express their viewpoints on Goods and Services Tax in India. The theme is quite a burning topic for a year or so;

The theme is broad in nature; hence, the participants may take up any Topic/Trend/Issue/Development covered under the purview of the Theme.

We would like to invite students and professionals to express their valuable viewpoints, by participating in the competition.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any student pursuing any undergraduate, postgraduate or professional course in any recognized University/College in India.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 4TH JULY, 2017.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 4TH JULY, 2017.

RESULT OF THE COMPETITION: 20TH JULY, 2017.

GUIDELINES AND RULES:

  • The PPT must be written in English.
  • Multiple or incomplete submissions will lead to disqualification.
  • Co-Authorship is permitted.
  • The PPT shall not be plagiarized. Only the original PPTs will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the PPT. The participants will submit a separate undertaking with regard to originality of work.
  • Copyright of the PPTs shall rest with the organizers. Organizers hold the right to republish the PPTs if required.
  • Identification mark (name or any mark which identifies the author) must not be found in any part of PPT.
  • The Deadline for the submission is 4th July, 2017
  • The Participants must submit their PPT via e-mail only, with the following attachments:
  1. PPT with the subject “PPT Writing Competition”.
  2. Separate Cover page containing Name, Nationality, Address, E-mail ID, Contact Number and Name of the College/University of the Participant.

LENGTH OF THE PPT:

  • The PPT shall consist of minimum 10 slides.
  • Total number of slides shall not exceed 30.
  • PPT must have all the Bibliography/Sources mentioned with it.

EVALUATION PROCEDURE:

Every PPT will be peer reviewed and evaluated in two levels. Every participant will be allotted a code during registration. The participant will send in their PPTs in which the file will be named by the code they have been allotted. No mark of identification permitted. The PPT would be first reviewed by our EDITORIAL BOARD. In level two, Top 10 PPT would be judged by a panel of advocates and academicians.

AWARDS:

  1. FIRST PRIZE:CASH PRIZE RS. 3000 INR + GIFT HAMPERS UPTO RS. 1000 INR + CERTIFICATE
  1. SECOND PRIZE:CASH PRIZE RS. 2000 INR + GIFT HAMPERS UPTO RS. 1000 + CERTIFICATE

TOP 7 CANDIDATES WILL GET A CHANCE OF ONLINE PAID INTERNSHIP WORTH RS. 1000 INR EACH!

ALL THE PARTICIPANTS WILL GET A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION.

REGISTRATION:

Registration fee is 300/- INR only for Single Author. In case of Co-authorship Registration fee is 500/- INR only per author 250/- INR.

FOR REGISTRATION VISIT OUR SITE:  www.jurisedge.com

ONLINE PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES:

Registration fees can only be paid via following modes:

 or Paytm 9614994939

So, what are you waiting for? Register today! Fill our form here.

For Queries, Contact: 9614994939

NOTE:

All queries and submissions must be sent to info.jurisedge@gmail.com only, with the subject: “Jurisedge 2nd National PPT Writing Competition, 2017”.

CALL FOR EDITORS FOR JURISEDGE JOURNAL

Jurisedge has launched Jurisedge Journal of Juridical Research (JJJR) which is published bi-annually. It has already published Vol. 1 Issue 1 in April, 2017.

The Jurisedge Journal of Juridical Research (JJJR) is an effort to address contemporary issues that have national, regional and international importance.

It provides a platform to practitioners, academicians and students for discussing, critically examining and providing solutions of the contemporary issues.

The Journal  publishes original scholarly work they can be in the form of articles, short notes, comments and book reviews.

JJJR does not advocate or solicit for Pay-for-Publication techniques.

Editor- in -Chief

The journal requires Editor-in- Chief who can guide the journal for its further development. Probably, someone who has prior editing experience will be suitable for the position.

Senior Editors

The journal requires students pursuing Masters or those who have completed Post-Graduation as Senior Editors. Both Senior Editors will be required to edit 30 – 40 pages per six months.

Applications for the Advisory Council

The journal calls for applications for the Advisory Council of the Journal. The Advisory Council has following positions vacant as of now

  1. a) Honorary Members, Advisory Council – Faculty Members/Professionals with experience over 6 years
  2. b) Members, Advisory Council – Faculty Members/ Professionals

Duration of Membership: Till publication of 2 issues of journal.

None of the Positions are paid.

Responsibility for the Editors

Editor(s) will be tasked primarily with the job of reviewing the article, checking the quality and plagiarism (if any) and prepare the review report on the same. Also, they shall also be given the job of sending invites and managing account of the journal.

The focus should be given to the grammar as well as the relevance of the article being reviewed as to the present public policy and legal issues.

Editorial Board is particular about the deadline given and expects the applicant to adhere to the same while he/she promotes the Journal personally.

He/she shouldn’t disclose the abstracts/Articles provided to them by the Board for the review.

Call for Editors:

All members applying for any positions are requested to send their CVs to editor.jurisedge@gmail.com by 20th May, 2017 for the constitution of a proper Editorial Board of the Journal.