Assistant Professor, faculty of law
“The best vision is insight.” – Malcolm Forbes
In the past year, the world was ravaged by floods, earthquakes and forest fires. Some parts of the world saw the scourge of the war. It witnessed the resultant humanitarian crises and it also witnessed the world rallying to the aid of the victims. We take a moment to pay our tribute to the victims and salute all those who came to their aid. We hope and pray for peace.
Today is lost in yesterday and tomorrow. We rue the past and fret about the future. We hope that tomorrow is a better day. But a better tomorrow rests on today. For the problems we face today, we look afar, we look for newer solutions and sometimes for radical solutions. Sometimes radical solutions may be the answer but more often than not, the solution lies in merely recalibrating the present. To find solutions, whether radical or orthodox, we need to retrospect, introspect and gain an insight into the problems. It is scientia or insight which powers the human mind to find solutions to the myriad problems of mankind and society. The path is slow, arduous and scientific, almost meditative.
The sixth edition of Vox Legis undertook this path to gain an insight into the contemporary issues of the society. The articles in this edition reflect our authors’ insights into the conundrums of the world, as they evaluate various subjects in order to steer the society to a brighter future through the strength of their insightful perspective. Issues pertaining to Immigration Laws, International Humanitarian Laws and Space Laws besides others have been deliberated upon. The interviews with legal luminaries, Advocate Jaideep Verma and Hon’ble Dr. Justice Kaushal Thaker, Judge, High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, give their insights into Animal Laws and the Administration of Justice System in India. We have started a new segment, ‘Alumni Speaks’ wherein the editorial team interviews the alumni about their career in law and the path traversed by them. This segment also seeks to speak to alumni who have trodden on a path less traversed and used their law degree to carve a niche for themselves in their chosen field. We are elated to announce that the sixth edition of Vox Legis will not only continue in the form of a Blog but shall also be available in the print version.
We sincerely hope that Vox Legis continues to catalyse the readers to deliberate, debate, and engage actively in the socio-legal discourse.
Kudos to Team Vox Legis for burning the midnight oil and bringing ‘Scientia’ to fruition!
“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom & no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin
The purpose of Vox Legis with each of its editions has been to provide its authors and contributors with a platform where they could express thoughts, views and opinions. A space for them to analyse and evaluate the conundrums that affect our society. And with this new edition I sincerely hope we were able to stay true to our purpose.
I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to our team for helping me in carrying out my responsibilities towards Vox Legis; their dedication, hard work and determination have been invaluable to me throughout this process. Vox Legis represents the ultimate synergy of our team, mentors, authors, and patrons. They have continued to support Vox Legis through all its phases as it continues to be a voice of law to vocalise the issues of our society and seeks to provide an output that reflects and respects the many cultures, identities, and perspectives found in our community. For this, I am eternally grateful.
As you read this edition, I hope you experience all the wonderment and enlightenment that we have experienced working on this magazine!
Assistant Student Editor
“Give me the liberty to know, to argue freely, and to utter according to conscience, above all liberties.” – John Milton
As the Assistant Student Editor of Vox Legis, the faculty-student collaborative magazine, I am thrilled to introduce the latest edition of our publication. Our team has worked hard to curate a collection of insightful and engaging articles that delve into a diverse range of legal topics.
In addition, we have features on various legal professions, including interviews with eminent legal personalities. Our aim is to provide our readers with a glimpse into the real-world application of legal principles and the diverse career paths available in the field.
We hope that this edition of Vox Legis will spark your interest and provide you with valuable insights into the fascinating world of law. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions for future topics.
Thank you for your continued support and happy reading!