Does writing articles for legal journals give a boost to your CV



This Article is written by Ishita Agrawal from Mody University of Science and Technology


What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

A CV (short for the Latin phrase curriculum vitae, which signifies “course of life”) is a detailed document featuring your professional and academic history. CVs ordinarily include data like work experience, achievements and awards, scholarships or grants you’ve acquired, coursework, research tasks and publications of your work. You might be approached to present a CV while going after positions in academia or jobs outside India.


Why is a CV Important?

Your CV is your most significant apparatus to land a job interview on stage. In this way, the more effort you put into fitting your CV to the work/job you are applying for, the more probable you are to get a meeting.

In a word, there are a couple of brilliant principles to follow when writing or updating your CV:

Make your contact subtleties understood, especially your email address and telephone number.

Continuously list your profession history in invert sequential request (latest first).

Use list items rather than wordy sentences.

Ensure your key skills stick out.

Leave out any personal details like your marital status.

Notwithstanding, to endure the application cycle and land the position/job you are applying for, you will require something other than great CV writing abilities. Posting your work history in sequential requests in no longer than two pages is an expertise in itself yet it will take more than that to get your fantasy work/job!


What is a Legal Journal Article?

Most law journal articles are published by law schools, yet the class of legitimate periodicals likewise includes publications by bar affiliations and other lawful associations.


What does a Legal Journal Include?

They contain both extensive articles and shorter essays by teachers and legal lawyers, just as comments, notes, or improvements in the law written by students. Law survey articles frequently center around new or arising areas of law and they can offer more critical commentaries than a lawful encyclopedia or ALR entry.


Why You Should Want to Get on Law Review?

The main motivation that you should attempt to get on law surveys is that businesses, especially huge law offices and judges choosing law representatives, love to talk with understudies who have participated in Law Review, particularly as a supervisor.

Why? Since understudies on Law Review have spent numerous hours doing accurately the sort of inside and out, careful lawful research and composing/writing that is expected of lawyers and law clerks.

A potential business who sees Law Review on your resume realizes that you have experienced thorough preparation, and will probably imagine that you are wise and have a solid hard-working attitude, eye for detail, and amazing composing/writing skills.

However, Law Review can be valuable regardless of whether you don’t anticipate working in a major law office or don’t anticipate clerking, especially in the event that you intend to seek after a scholastic lawful profession. Law Review can give you an incredible beginning making progress toward turning into a law educator, on account of the altering experience as well as through the chance of having your own note or comment published.


Furthermore, you may even appreciate perusing the submitted articles and becoming more acquainted with the Bluebook in and out.


What sort of ‘Publication’ will have a CV value?

Kindly note that if your CV is brimming with list items referencing many publications in Tom, Dick and Harry journals, it won’t enhance your profile.

Kindly comprehend what a publication in a decent law journal (ISSN or NOT) indicates. It shows that you can explore and write well (two fundamental qualities of a decent legal lawyer) and on the off chance that you have a decent number of value publications it implies that you’ve been scholastically disposed and dedicated (two other essential qualities of a decent attorney).

A few journals have assembled a name for themselves. JILI, for instance. Publication in such and in law journals of schools like NLSIU, NALSAR, NUJS and so forth will consistently hold you in great stead.

However, what might be said about other law journals? How should you respond on the off chance that you have a decent, well-informed paper, which has been not acknowledged in these journals, however can be published by a decent law journal.

Definitely, do send your paper to different journals too, yet be careful with these sales rep of law journals who are charming you with an ISSN number and asking cash for publication.

Why is it important to list publications on a CV?

A CV hosts a list of publications to demonstrate your experience, information and skills inside a specific subject. Publications likewise address your exploration/research, writing and insightful skills since you presumably went through months or years contemplating, arranging, making and amending your work. Remembering publications for CVs is especially powerful for jobs, for example,





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Benefits of Including publications on a CV

Here are some of the many benefits that accompany posting your exploration, books and other publications on your CV:


Proves your insight/knowledge.

Shows your cooperation skills.

Make your application stand out.

Offers extra resources for recruiters.

Instills confidence in recruiters.


How will you use Blog/Articles in Covering Letter, CV and Interviews?

Once you start publishing online, your blog posts honestly talk about your paintings, and I endorse that you use them everywhere as links of your writing for your covering letter, for your CV, as speaking points to your interview and communique starters at places in which you are interning or plan to work at.

In reality, writing an incredible blog/articles submit itself is a journey frequently, you’ll write primarily based on your personal experiences of performing a specific task, listening to real troubles from people or discussing a problem with a senior practitioner. Sharing this journey with recruiters can be outstanding and it’ll communicate many subtle messages about your interpersonal and networking skills too (apart from your technical know-how on a specific area).



Your CV is the first hazard you get to make a terrific impression on a potential employer. A top-quality CV will notably improve your chance of getting a face-to-face interview, so it’s really worth spending time and effort on the content and presentation. It’ll make all the difference in obtaining the placement you need. You ought to consequently highlight your skills, expertise and value.

Including a list of writing articles or publications on a CV is normal in a few specific enterprises and roles, yet you can add them to your CV for various reasons. They can approve your skills and experience and make your CV exceptionally cutthroat.

This is how writing articles for legal journals gives a big boost to your CV.


Curated by Athira Albert of Kristu Jayanti College of Law, Bangalore.







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