Call for Papers: The National Law School of India Review

[The following announcement
is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review (NLSIR)]
The National Law School of India Review
(NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 30(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 from national and foreign universities.
The most recent volume of the NLSIR, Vol. 29
will feature contributions by Professor M.G. Bridge, Cassel Professor of
Commercial Law at London School of Economics and Professor of Law, National
University of Singapore, and Professor Richard Pierce, the Lyle T. Alverson
Professor of Law at George Washington University, 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 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.
and Citation Guidelines
The body of the manuscript should be in
Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. The footnotes should be
in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.
The manuscript should contain only footnotes
(and not end notes) as a method of citation. Citations must conform to the
Bluebook (20th edn.) style of citation.
to submit?
The NLSIR only accepts electronic
submissions. Submissions may be emailed to [email protected] under
the subject heading “30(1) NLSIR – Submissions.” All submissions must contain
the following:
1.         The
manuscript in doc.x format. The manuscript should not contain the name of the
author or his/ her institutional affiliation or any other identification mark.
2.         A
cover letter containing the name of the author, professional information, the
title of the manuscript, and contact information.
3.         All
manuscripts must also contain an abstract of not more than 150 words.
The last date for submissions to Volume 30(1)
is November 1, 2017.
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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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