The RGNUL Student Law Review (hereinafter “Law Review”) is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It is the flagship journal managed by the students of the University. It has been founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white.
Legal Research skills form the core of the learning process in any dimension of law. The primary function of the Law Review is to promote student research, deliberation and writing in the field of law.
The Law Review aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects (“articles”), preferably written by law students as well as shorter pieces, commonly called “notes” and “comments”.
Normative law articles form a major component of the Law Review. Legislative Bill Drafting is one of the novel and the primary areas which it aims to cover. Ambiguous provisions in the law are a cause of concern amongst the legal community. The Law Review aims to seek the opinion of student researchers and provides the option to DRAFT and/or AMEND the existing law.
Theme of the Inaugural Issue
The theme for the inaugural issue of the Law Review has been selected as “Intellectual Property Rights”.
The RGNUL Student Law Review will be peer-reviewed. The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review. Articles are invited under the following categories:
Articles (5,000 to 7,000 words)
Case Comments (3,000 to 4,000 words)
Book Reviews (2,000 words)
Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000)
Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 7,000 words.
Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.
Book Reviews: Book Reviews shall not exceed 2,000 words. Submission should include complete details of the books including ISBN No., Paper-back/hard bound and price.
Normative Law Articles: The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law.
The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 5,000 words.
All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
All footnotes should be in Garamond 10 single-spaced and should conform to the RGNUL Law Review Citation Guidelines PART THREE ONLY. Only the Rules of Citation in Part three are to be followed. The other details are as mentioned
Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats alongwith a pdf copy of the same.
The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to [email protected]
The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.
The Last Date for submissions is April 15, 2014 by 11:00 P.M
The Journal shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.
For more details about the Law Review, visit www.rslr.in
For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at [email protected]