It has been cited recently in the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment, Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India, which established the Fundamental Right to Privacy in India. NLSIR has also been recently cited in Justice R. S. Bachawat’s Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, a leading treatise on arbitration law in India.
About NLSIU Law Review :
National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is inviting contributions for its forthcoming Volume 33, Issue 1. Contributions to NLSIR are invited with an aim to encourage legal writing, provide inclusive legal scholarship, and contribute to issues at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse.
- The deadline for submissions is October 30, 11.59 PM.
- Co-authoring of papers among individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible, for a maximum of three authors.
- Upon submission, every manuscript will undergo two internal reviews by the Board of Editors. If approved in both the rounds, it is subject to a double-blind peer review process.
- NLSIR plans to update authors within 4 weeks of their submission.
Submission Guidelines :
- All contributions submitted to the NLSIR should be original, and should not have any plagiarized content.
- By submitting contributions to NLSIR, the author(s) confirms that the manuscript is not being simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere (online or print).
- Pieces with relevance to India or Indian law are particularly welcome. This, however, is not a prerequisite.
- The journal is flexible regarding the word count depending on the quality of the submission. All word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
Submissions are accepted for the following categories:
Long Articles: 5,000 – 10,000 words
Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.
Essays: 3,000 – 5,000 words.
Essays are more concise in scope. These papers usually deal with a very specific issue and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They are expected to make an easily identifiable and concrete argument.
Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 1,500 – 2,500 words.
Case Notes are expected to analyse any contemporary judicial pronouncement, or a new piece of legislation, whether in India or elsewhere. The Note must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of Legislative Comment, the Note must analyse the objective of the legislation, and the expected legal impact.
Book Reviews: 2,000 – 3,000 words.
Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject “33(1) NLSIR – Submission”. All submissions must contain the following:
The manuscript in a .doc or .docx format. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author, their institutional affiliations, or any other identification markers.
The title of the manuscript should indicate the sub-theme that the author(s) have chosen.
A separate cover letter in a .doc or .docx format, containing the Name of the author, Professional Information, Title of the manuscript, and Contact information.
An abstract of not more than 150 words.
For more information :
For queries, write to email@example.com.
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