Call for Submissions: NLS Business Law Review Blog

[Announcement on behalf of the NLS Business Law Review]

The Editorial Board of the NLS Business Law Review  (NLSBLR) for 2022-23 is inviting original and unpublished submissions for its blog.


The NLSBLR is a student-run journal at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, India’s premier law school. Our goal is to recognise and foster cutting-edge academic scholarship on commercial law. Over the years, since the publication of our first volume in 2015, we have featured scholarship by a diverse range of leading academics, advocates, judges, scholars, and other luminaries, such as Justice V. Ramasubramanian (Judge, Supreme Court of India), Mr. Philip R. Wood CBE, KC (Yorke Distinguished Fellow, University of Cambridge), Prof. (Dr.) Regis Bismuth (Professor, SciencesPo Law School), Mr. Matthew Hodgson (Partner, Allen & Overy LLP), Mr. Rajat Sethi (Founder & Managing Partner, S&R Associates), and Prof. (Dr.) James J. Nedumpara (Professor, Jindal Global Law School).

The Journal is accompanied by the NLSBLR Blog, which carries shorter and contemporaneous pieces on recent developments in commercial law. The Blog receives regular contributions from Ajar Rab (Partner, Rab & Rab Associates), Rajat Sethi (Partner, S&R Associates) and Rahul Singh (Associate Professor, NLSIU) and has featured scholarships from Dr. Geeta Gouri (Former Member, Competition Commission of India), Aarthi Shivanand (Partner, J Sagar & Associates), Animesh Bordoloi (Associate Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University), Dr. Sudhanshu Kumar (Assistant Professor, NALSAR University of Law), and Sahana Ramesh (Assistant Professor, NLSIU).

Our Mandate

The Blog intends to foster academic scholarship in commercial law by examining the myriad regulatory and legal frameworks, be it domestic or international, that impact business and commerce in either India or abroad. We particularly welcome submissions with a comparative law perspective, with a focus on India or the developing country context generally. Our mandate, amongst other things, includes company law, securities law, banking and finance, tax law, international investment law, international commercial arbitration, commercial dispute resolution, intellectual property law, contract law, and employment law.

Submission Guidelines

Detailed submission guidelines (along with the process for submission) for the Blog are available on our website. In brief, we accept submissions that fall within the following categories:

1.   Responses to articles in the print Journal or previous articles published on the NLSBLR Blog.

2.   Comments on contemporary legal developments.

3.   Articles on legal issues which relate to the ease of doing business in India and in the Global South.

4.   Book reviews engaging with recent literary works.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive and we would be happy to publish other pieces as long as they fall within our mandate specified above. We attempt to review and process articles within 4-6 weeks of submission. Please follow up with us, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks. Articles for the blog must be between 1,500-3,000 words and the relevant references must be hyperlinked. Footnote references (if absolutely necessary) must conform to the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA)

We recommend that potential authors choose a topic that is contemporarily relevant. We especially encourage undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students to consider writing for the Blog. We also welcome purely theoretical/philosophical/jurisprudential pieces.

Submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 250 words. Further, submitted manuscripts must not contain any biographical information regarding the authors, such as names, institutional affiliations, acknowledgements, etc. This information can be added at a later stage if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Finally, submissions made to the Blog must be on an exclusive basis and not be under concurrent consideration by any other academic or non-academic publication. 

To reiterate, we request all potential authors to go through our submission guidelines thoroughly before submitting their manuscripts.


In case of any queries or concerns, please contact us at [email protected]. Communication, regarding the blog, addressed to other email addresses will not receive a response.

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