Call for Papers: The 5th Government Law College International Law Summit 2014, Submit by Oct 1; Essays by Nov 15

Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai (SPIL) of the Government Law College, Mumbai has undertaken the task of promoting International Law and facilitating an empirical study, which rises beyond the realm of mere textual knowledge.

GLC, Mumbai will organize its Annual event ‘The 5th Government Law College International Law Summit 2014‘. The Summit will be amalgamation of lectures, panel discussion, two novel competitions and the Call for papers Competition.


The Theme for this edition of Summit is International Investment Law


Papers shall be of a minimum length of 2000 words, the afore-mentioned not inclusive of footnotes.

Format for the Paper

  1. All papers must be typed and reproduced on a standard A4 paper (21 x 29 ¾ centimetres). The font and size of the text must be the same and must be in Times New Roman 12-point.
  2. The text of the Paper must have one and a half spacing. However, text of footnotes and headings may be single-spaced.
  3. Quotations of 50 words or more shall be block quoted (i.e. right and left indented) and may be single-spaced.
  4. All pages shall have margins of at least one inch, or two point six (2.6) centimetres, on all sides, excluding page numbers.
  5. All Citations must be in accordance with the Blue Book system of Citation (19th Edition).
  6. More details can be found HERE .


  • The Submitted paper shall also be taken into consideration for publication in the SPIL International Law Review 2014.
  • Participants may register individually or in a team of two (2), three (3) or four (4). In case of the paper being co-authored, the names of the two authors and the order of appearance must be provided.
  • This competition is not restricted in its participation to law schools alone. Students pursuing other related courses of study may also participate.

International Law Annual

In an attempt to facilitate legal studies we are looking to publish a legal magazine called the ‘International Law Annual’. Accordingly, SPIL, Mumbai calls for articles from the student and legal fraternity, professors, practitioners and scholars across the wide spectrum of Public International Law.

The International Law Annual is a yearly publication of the Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai, the ILSA chapter of the Government Law College, Mumbai. 

The International Law Annual comprises literature on the myriad aspects of International Law through an engaging confluence of short articles, analytic works on landmark cases, interviews with legal luminaries on contemporary issues, discussions and analysis on international legislation, and book reviews.

SPIL welcomes original academic work on contemporary developments in Public International Law in keeping with the following guidelines for publication in the International Law Annual, 2013.

Guidelines for submission are:

  • Font size -10
  • Font-Times New Roman
  • Both footnotes and endnotes are permitted.
  • All Citations must be in accordance with the Blue Book system of Citation (19th Edition).
  • A maximum of two authors are permitted to collaborate on a particular submission.
  • Last date for submissions is 15th November, 2013.
  • Submissions are to be mailed at with the subject as “Submissions for the International Law Annual 2014.

Contact Details:
For further details contact –
Amal Sethi-+91-9820087093

For any queries or details you may need, please contact them at or .

Alternatively, you may contact:
Utkarsh Srivastava+91 9833277221
Sneh Nainan +919820237999

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