Visual Legal Analytica

Discover Legal & Policy Ideas, in the Language of Graphics





Noah Patterson

Programming Editor

Tara Olapally

Co-Founder and Mediator, CAMP Arbitration & Mediation Practice

Bhavana J Sekhar

Principal Researcher, VLiGTA

Mohit Mokal

Senior Associate, Mediation, CAMP Arbitration & Mediation Practice

Sanad Arora

Junior Research Associate, VLiGTA 

Akash Manwani

CEA, VLiGTA | Chief Innovation Consultant at the Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law | Data Protection Lawyer

Poulomi Chatterjee

Contributing Researcher, VLiGTA

What is Visual Legal Analytica?

Imagine yourself in a universe in which you can explain or find explanations to some of the most difficult legal ideas, in the language of graphics. It simply means to rediscover and embrace ideas, through graphic designs and analytics. What words cannot fathom to explain, sometimes lines, arrows and even shapes do. Legal ideas, since in our view are transcendental, it is needed to embrace the same, in that particular fashion. We do it not to oversimplify legal ideas, but to democratise discussions on legal ideas across the board, for all stakeholders, academic and industrial.

Visual Legal Analytica is therefore a digital publication network, founded by Abhivardhan, the Managing Partner of Indic Pacific Legal Research and the Chairperson & Managing Trustee of Indian Society of Artificial Intelligence and Law. You can follow Abhivardhan on LinkedIn to get more updates on this initiative.

VLA is a digital publication run by the team of Vidhitsa Law Institute of Global and Technology Affairs (VLiGTA), an autonomous research institution by IPLR. VLiGTA pioneers in legal research and innovation, in the areas of global governance and technology law.

We open a call for blogs, on any advanced legal topic based on these simple guidelines:

  • Word limit should not be beyond 2,500 words. If an article is longer that the prescribed limit, it may be considered to be published in 2 or more parts.

  • If footnotes are used, please use the OSCOLA form of citation. We however recommend hyperlinks instead of footnotes wherever possible. Alternatively, we will allow the usage of number-based placeholders in ISO 690/IEEE citation style.

  • Any article which does not comply with the guidelines, and the basic standards of legal writing, can be rejected from being published.

  • We will explain the ideas in the blog in graphic form, hence kindly ensure that the writing style of the article is simple and lucid.

  • Any student of law, professional or academic in the field of law can submit an article on any legal/policy topic. It is our final and unconditional discretion to accept/reject any article. Interested people can email the article with their name, affiliation and contact details (phone number and E-Mail ID). We also accept articles by professionals and scholars in other fields, provided the article does have coherence with the basic aspects of the fields addressed.

  • We accept blogs in languages other than English (we are compatible with Hindi as of now).

  • The diagrams available as a part of the content are made by the Editorial Team of VLA. Hence, if an author considers or the Editors consider that a diagram has to be put in the blog article, the author does not require to make diagrams, and can at least suggest the Editors to make and improve those necessary diagrams accordingly.

  • The opinions expressed in this digital publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Indic Pacific Legal Research LLP or its members.


So, do not wait, and if you feel that you have some legal ideas to discuss, from arbitration to environment to energy laws to security to technology to corporate governance to anything, feel free to send.

Although we specialise in technology law, environmental law, intellectual property, corporate governance, strategic intelligence, legal education & management and international law, we are open to accept pieces of any legal field.

Do try to produce interesting, nuanced and unique ideas in the article you send to us.

You can E-mail your articles at



Editor-at-Large | Founder, VLiGTA | Technology & Global Law Futurist

Manohar Samal

Associate Advocate at Ratan Samal & Associates | Arbitrator at Centre for Online Resolution of Disputes | Neutral at SAMA | Executive Editor at Visual Legal Analytica