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.
The Law Review aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects (“articles”), 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.
Call for papers- Special Edition on Law & Technology
We are pleased to inform that we are coming out with a Special Edition on ‘Law & Technology’ to foster academic research in this new and unexplored area.
We welcome submissions dealing with any broad area concerning law & technology. The topics may relate to the following issues, but shall not remain restricted to them. This list is merely illustrative, not exhaustive.
1. Network Neutrality
2. Intellectual Property Rights
3. Data Privacy
4. Cloud Computing
5. Intermediary Liability
6. Free speech in the digital age
The RGNUL Student Law Review Special Edition will be blind peer-reviewed. The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review. Submissions are invited under the following categories:
Articles (4,000 to 7,000 words): A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 4,000 to 7,000 words.
Case Comments (3,000 to 4,000 words): 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.
Short Notes (2,500 to 4000 words): A short note is more concise than an article specifically dealing with the challenges to the problems consisting between 2,500 to 4,000 words.
Normative Law Articles (2,000 to 5,000): 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.
In this issue, we strongly encourage students to write on constitutionality of Section 66A of Information Technology Act and the proposed future law over the same, in the Normative Law Article category.
In certain exceptional circumstances, we may consider submissions which exceed or fall short of the word limit, provided the author provides a letter justifying the same.
1. All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
2. All footnotes should be in Garamond 10 single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation.
3. Margins: 1 inch on all sides.
4. All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
5. All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
6. The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
7. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats alongwith a pdf copy of the same.
8. The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to [email protected]
9. 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 31st July by 11:00 P.M. (Indian Standard Time)
The Journal will retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.
For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at [email protected]