Call for Submissions – National Law School of India Review, Vol. 28(1)

[The following announcement is posted
on behalf of the National Law School of India Review]
The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is
now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue- Volume 28(1).  The most recent issue of the NLSIR,
Vol. 27(1)
, will feature contributions by
Dr. Catherine Seville, Reader,
Newnham College, University of Cambridge, Dr. Wayne Courtney, Associate
Professor, University of Sydney, and Prof. Afra Afsharipour, Professor of Law,
UC Davis School of Law
among several others. Moreover, in August 2009, NLSIR
attained the unique distinction of being the only Indian student-run law
journal to be cited by the Supreme Court of India, in Action Committee,
Un-Aided Private Schools v. Director of Education
. NLSIR has also recently
been cited in Justice R. S. Bachawat’s Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, a
leading treatise on arbitration law in India.

Papers may be submitted under the following categories:
1. Long Articles: Between 5000
and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes. 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.
2. Essays: Between 3000 and
5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Essays are far more concise in scope. These
papers usually deal with a very specific issue, and argue that the issue must
be conceptualized differently. They are more engaging, and make a more easily
identifiable, concrete argument.
3. Case Notes and Legislative
Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes. This is an
analysis of 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 analyze the
objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.
Authors are requested to note that pieces engaging
with a foreign theme or legal development,  in any of the above categories,
should also explain
its relevance in the Indian context, whether by virtue of similar laws or
Submissions are preferred in Times New Roman font,
double-spaced. Main text should be in font size 12 and footnotes in font size
10. All submissions must be in doc.x format. The review uses only footnotes
(and not end-notes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the Bluebook (19th edn.) system of
The NLSIR only accepts electronic submissions. All
submissions should contain the name of the author, professional information,
the title of the manuscript, and contact information. The last date for
submissions to Volume 28(1) is November 30, 2015.
Submissions may be
emailed to 
[email protected] under the
subject heading ’28(1) NLSIR – Submissions’.

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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