Call for Submissions – National Law School of India Review, Vol. 29(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 29(1). The NLSIR is the flagship law review of the
National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. The NLSIR is a
bi-annual, student edited, peer-reviewed law journal providing incisive legal
scholarship on issues that are at the forefront of contemporary legal
discourse. For more than 25 years, the NLSIR has regularly featured articles
authored by judges of the Indian Supreme Court, senior counsels practicing at
the Indian bar, and several renowned academics.
The most recent issue of the NLSIR, Vol. 28(1) and
28(2), will feature contributions by Professor Michael Philip Furmston,
Emeritus Professor of Law, Singapore Management University, and Surabhi Chopra, Assistant Professor at the
Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, among several others. 
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
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 Comments: 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 otherwise.
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 docx 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 citation.
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 29(1) is the 1st of November, 2016.
Submissions may be emailed to 
[email protected] under the subject heading
’29(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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