Our Editorial Guidelines
Profiles posted on African Law Experts
Any profile of a Lawyer or Law Firm listed shall include:
- The Name of the Lawyer and or Law Firm
- Practice Jurisdiction(s)
- Areas of Practice/Expertise
- Experience (brief highlights)
- Brief Education Background and language proficiency and/or Law Firm’s background.
Writing Articles for JuriAfrica:
- Judgment/Case Reference: identify the judgment or quote the reference for the judgment under scope.
- Introduce the Parties Involved: name/state the parties involved in the particular matter/suit/application/case for which the judgment is delivered.
- Introduce the Principle of Law/Legal Principle: state/give the principle of law sought to be highlighted from the judgment.
- Brief background of the Case:give a very brief background of the case, exposing the facts that occasioned the judgment.
- Application of the Principle of Law/Legal Principle:give/state/quote how the principle of Law highlighted was applied in the Judgment. This should conclude the article.
- To write on a Judicial Chronicle for publication, please read the judgment/ruling in point to identify Legal Principle(s)/Principle(s) of Law espoused by the judgment or introduced by the judgment.
- Get a grasp of the background facts leading to the judgment.
- Proceed to draft your work with the Legal Principle/Principle of Law as the theme.
- Touch on the background Facts necessitating the judgment/ruling.
- Conclude your work with the Application of the Legal Principle/Principle of Law by the Court (Judge/adjudicating Authority) in the judgment.
- It is very important to identify the Parties in the Case/Application/Suit in your work.
- Note that there may be several Legal Principles/Principles of Law espoused by any particular judgment but it is your duty to identify the most interesting Principle(s) to form the theme of your work(s).
- Introduce the Law: quote the official reference and state/give an introduction of the Legislation/Regulation/Decree/Law that has been Passed or promulgated.
- Identify the Objective(s) of the Law: state/give the purpose(s) for which the law has been passed or promulgated.
- Framework of the Law: state/give the outline of or for the law.
- Conclusion: State the target of the law or briefly state what the law seeks to achieve or summarize the goal of the law.
Notes on Regulatory Briefs:
- Identify the Official Reference for the Legislation/Regulation/Decree/Law passed or promulgated.
- It is very important to quote the exact Official Reference in your work as per (supra)
- Read the Law to identify the Objective or Purpose of the Law which must be stated in your work.
- Read the law also to ascertain the outline of the Law so you may indicate this in your work.
- Read to get a clear understanding of the target or goal of the Law and conclude your work with this.
- Note that your work for publication must be very concise with no more than 350 words. However, clarity of thought and expression must not be lost in your work.