Call for Papers: HPNLU Student Law Journal [Volume 1]: Submit by Aug 31

About the organisation

Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) Shimla is a National Law University located at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

About the Journal

The HPNLU Student Law Journal is the flagship student journal of the Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla. The Journal is an annually published, student-edited, double-blind peer-reviewed, online and open access journal.

It seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of contemporary importance in domestic and international law and policy. The aim of the journal is to draw attention to and provide critical insight into crucial issues impacting the legal sphere.

The HPNLU Student Law Journal invites scholarly submissions from students, academicians, practitioners and researchers for the inaugural issue of the journal. The Journal encourages comparative law and international law research, but the same must be related to Indian legal developments and challenges. The Journal also promotes an interdisciplinary approach to research in law.

The HPNLU Law Journal invites submissions under the following categories:

  • Articles: 6,000 to 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  • Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 5,000 to 8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  • Book Reviews: 2,500 to 4,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

There is no specific or particular theme(s) or topic(s) for the volume. All submissions, whether directly hitting at law, as long as they meet some facets to law are welcome.

How to submit?

All submissions in Electronic form: All contributions shall be submitted in electronic form. The paper should be processed in MS Office 2010 onwards, double spaced, with a left margin of one and a half inches and send to
scholars.editor[at] with the email title as ‘HPNLU Student Law Journal’ Volume- I, Submission’.

Abstract: Abstract of 250-300 words in length should be sent along with the electronic submissions.

Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by a covering the letter mentioning the title of the paper, name, designation and details of the author(s)’ institutional affiliation.

The author(s) are compulsorily required to make a solemn declaration about the originality of the paper and that the same has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Important dates

The last date for submission for the maiden volume is August 31, 2019. 

Contact info

E-mail: scholars.editor[at]

Important links

The website link is here.

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