NLUJ Law Review: Call for Submissions

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the NLUJ
Law Review]
The NLUJ Law Review invites original and
previously unpublished manuscripts for Volume 3, Issue 2 from academicians, practitioners and
students. The remit of the Review is
designed to include both short and long works to provide an opportunity for the
members of the legal fraternity to keep abreast of new ideas and the progress
of legal reform.
Last date for submission is October 2, 2015.


About the Review

NLUJ Law Review is the
flagship journal of National Law University, Jodhpur. It has been established
with the objective of promoting legal research. The Review seeks to provide a platform to analyse and encourage a
meaningful discussion on the various facets of contemporary legal and
policy-related issues, whether national or international.
It is a bi-annual, double-blind
student reviewed, and student-edited journal focusing on an inter-disciplinary approach
towards legal writing.

Nature of Submissions

We welcome submissions under the
following categories
A. Articles (6000
– 10000 words, including footnotes)
The articles category is designed to include works that
comprehensively deal with and provide a sustained analysis of various legal
topics. The contributor is encouraged to undertake a study of emerging issues
and the progress of legal reform in that area. All articles should be
accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 250 words.
B. Essays
(4000-6000 words, including footnotes)
In an essay, as compared to an article, the contributor may
have more liberty with respect to the content. More than the comprehensive
study of the law involved, the issues must be addressed from a new perspective
providing a critical insight. All essays should be accompanied by an abstract
not exceeding 250 words.
C. Short Notes
and Comments (3000 – 4000 words, including footnotes)
An important feature of the Review is the ‘Notes and Comments’ section, in which the
contributors analyse recent judicial decisions, new legislations, and current
law reform proposals. Short notes should be accompanied by an abstract not
exceeding 200 words. No abstract is required for Case Comments/Legislative
D. Other
Submissions (1500-3000 words, including footnotes)
The Review will
also assess submissions which do not fall under the above-mentioned categories.
This may include Book Reviews, responses to earlier publications or any other
matter of practical importance. No abstract is required for Book Reviews or other
such submissions.

Submission Guidelines

– Authors shall
make all submissions in Word format (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’) as an e-mail attachment
to [email protected], with the
subject ‘Submission of manuscript’. PDF/other
formats will not be accepted.
– The main text
of the paper should be in font size 12, Garamond, 1.5 line spacing and
footnotes in font size 10, Garamond, 1.0 line spacing.
– Deadline: The
submissions must reach latest by October
, 2015.
– Text and
citations should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“The
Bluebook”). Footnotes are strongly preferred over endnotes.
– Co-authoring
of papers is permissible only for ‘Articles’ and ‘Essays’. Co-authored papers/papers
with multiple authors should not exceed more than two authors.
– All works
must be original and unpublished, and not pending for review before any other
journal. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for publication
in the Review. .
– Please adhere
to the word limit. Submissions that exceed the word limit will not be accepted.
– Please indicate
your name, contact number and any other information you deem important, in the
body of your email. Your name, affiliation or any other identifying information
should not be included in any part of the submission.
Contact us:
All questions and
queries can be addressed to [email protected].
Alternately, you may
Akarshi Jain
Ishita Kumar


About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is a 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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