Call for Submissions: NLUJ Law Review

following announcement is posted on behalf of the NLUJ Law Review]

About the Review

Law Review
is the flagship journal of National Law University, Jodhpur, established
with the objective of promoting academic research and fostering debate on
contemporary legal issues in India. It is a bi-annual, double-blind student
reviewed and student-edited journal focusing on an inter-disciplinary approach
towards legal writing, currently in its 4th volume of publication. The
broad remit of the Review is broad and not restricted to any particular field
of law, and includes legal as well as policy-related issues, both national and


Nature of Submissions

Law Review
invites original, unpublished manuscripts from all academicians, authors, legal
professionals and students from India and abroad, under the following categories
A.  Long
Articles (6500 -8500 words, including footnotes)
category is designed to comprehensively deal with and provide a sustained
analysis of a particular legal topic in toto. It must analyse the
current practice in the field and identify lacunae therein along with
suggesting solutions to the problem. Author(s) are also encouraged to write analytical
responses to earlier publications of the Review.
category is not open to undergraduate students
B.  Short
Articles (4000-6000 words, including footnotes)
The Review
includes short works to provide an opportunity for the members of the legal
fraternity to keep abreast of new ideas and legal reforms. In this category, a
more comprehensive study of a narrow topic is involved, and the issues must be
addressed from a new perspective providing a critical insight on the subject.
C.  Notes
and Comments (2000-3500 words, including footnotes)
An important feature of the Review is the ‘Notes and Comments’. A note is a concise argument focusing on any recent
legal controversy or debate. A comment is limited to critical appraisal of a
recent judicial decisions, new legislations, or policy reform proposals.
Short notes should be accompanied by an
abstract not exceeding 200 words. No abstract is required for Case
Comments/Legislative Reviews.


Submission Guidelines

A.        General Instructions

Up to 2 co-authors are allowed for all categories except Notes and Comments
wherein co-authorship is not allowed.

All works must be original and unpublished, and not pending for review before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.

Submissions that exceed the word limit will not be accepted.

Deadline for submissions is 15th October 2016, 11:59 p.m. IST.
B.          Format

In order to ensure transparency in the blind review process, the name of the
author or institutional affiliation must not be mentioned anywhere in the
manuscript or its properties.

The main body of the manuscript should be in Garamond font size 12, with 1.5
line spacing and footnotes in Garamond font size 10, with 1.0 line spacing. All
headings must have uniform formatting.

Text and footnotes should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.
2015) (“The Bluebook”). Speaking footnotes are discouraged. Submissions with endnotes
will be rejected.

The first page of the manuscript should only contain the name of the paper
followed by a 200 word abstract. The second page should contain a table of
contents, and the main body of the manuscript must begin immediately
C.          Submission through email

All submissions must be mailed in Word format (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’) as an
attachment to [email protected], with the subject ‘Manuscript Submission
for 4.1’. PDF/other formats/hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

The body of the email must mention the name of the author(s), contact number, academic
year (if applicable), qualifications (if applicable), institutional
affiliation, title of the paper, and a declaration to the affect that the
manuscript is an original and previously unpublished work of the author.


Contact Us

All queries are to be addressed to [email protected], or in the
alternative, may be addressed to Shreya Mathur (Editor In Chief) at [email protected].

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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