GNLU Student Law Review – Call for Papers: Volume IV

[Announcement on behalf of the GNLU Student Law Review]

The GNLU Student Law Review (GNLUSLR) is the flagship student journal of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. The Review is an annually published, student-edited, double blind peer-reviewed, online, open-access Law Review. Volume III of the Law Review can be viewed here.

GNLUSLR is hereby calling for papers for its Volume IV. The deadline for the submission is October 31, 2022, 11:59 PM.  

To submit a manuscript, please click here: 

Submissions are welcome from students, practitioners, academics, and scholars. The Law Review focusses primarily on Indian law. We encourage comparative law and international law research, however, the same must be related to Indian legal developments and challenges. The Law Review also promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research in law, combining allied disciplines with legal analysis. 

Submission Categories

The following categories of submissions will be considered for publication:

  1. Article: Between 4500-8000 words. We expect authors to comprehensively engage with the foundation of the chosen topic, aiming to underline its relevance for present times through legal policy.
  2. Case Note: Between 2500-4500 words. A Case Note analyses a recent judgment or landmark decision of Indian courts, informing on the background of the matter and substantive implications for future adjudication.
  3. Legislative Comment: Between 2000-4000 words. Legislative Comments examine a legislation or bill before the Parliament or any state legislature, facilitating a cross-jurisdictional comparative analysis and suggesting improvements.
  4. Book Review: Between 1500-4000 words. A Book Review would capture the essential literature in a legal book and present its principles and arguments in a cohesive manner.

Word limits, as provided above, are exclusive of footnotes. Authors are advised to adhere to the limits.


All law students, practitioners, academics and scholars are invited to submit their work. Co-authorship is permissible up to three authors only for the category of ‘Articles’. For other categories, a maximum of two co-authors are permitted. 


GNLUSLR requests all authors to only submit original research work. Please ensure that every source is properly referenced, and all contributors are cited. The decision of the Editorial Board remains final in all respects.

Abstract and Keywords

The submission must mandatorily contain an abstract of 200-250 words. The author must provide 4-5 keywords as part of the abstract. The manuscript must also contain the essential components of an Introduction, the Body and the Conclusion.

Formatting Guidelines

GNLUSLR Volume IV accepts only electronic submissions. Kindly submit here:

We request authors to kindly adhere to this Style Guide followed by the GNLUSLR to facilitate faster turnaround.

  1. The manuscript must be in .doc or .docx format. 
  2. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author, institutional affiliation, or any other identification mark.
  3. The body of the manuscript must be in Garamond, font size 12 with line spacing 1.5. The footnotes must be in Garamond, font size 10 with line spacing 1. 
  4. The GNLUSLR follows ‘The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.)’ format of citation, which the authors are expected to format. Speaking and substantive footnotes are encouraged, however, authors must justify their use. Authors can refer to this Short Guide for formatting according to the Bluebook.
  5. The submission must not have any endnotes, bibliography, and references. Authors are advised to use only footnotes. A one-line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.

For detailed guidelines and more information about the Law Review, please visit our webpage: In case of any queries, please feel free to contact the Editorial Board of the Law Review through email at [email protected].

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