CfP: Indian Arbitration Law Review Vol 1 by NLIU Bhopal: Submit by Oct 15

The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) is pleased to announce the launch of the Indian Arbitration Law Review (“Journal”), an annual peer reviewed journal devoted to arbitration. The Journal, supported by L&L Partners Law Offices, is set to be released in February 2019 during the 4th NLIU—Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Moot Court Competition.

Submissions for scholarly, original and unpublished written works from persons across the legal profession – students, academicians and practitioners – are invited, to be published in Volume 1 of the Journal.

About the Journal

The primary aim of the Journal is to publish high-quality cutting-edge scholarship. The Journal looks to meaningfully add to the research in arbitration and will publish scholarly submissions on contemporary issues in the law and practice of arbitration. All submissions will undergo a multi-layered rigorous editorial process by an expert Board of Editors.

About the University

Situated at Bhopal, the capital city of the State of Madhya Pradesh, NLIU was established by Act No. 41 of 1997 of the State Legislature. NLIU is a premier law school of the country. Apart from imparting quality legal education, NLIU encourages and fosters a culture of research and critique in varied areas of law. The University currently publishes three law journals – Indian Law Review, NLIU Journal of Intellectual Property Law and NLIU Law Review.

About L&L Partners Law Offices

L&L Partners Law Offices (formerly Luthra and Luthra Law Offices) a full-service law firm, with offices in four major commercial Indian cities, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.


Categories for Submission

Submissions can be made under the following categories:

Long Articles (3500-6000 words*): The article must be a comprehensive and in depth analysis of a contemporary issue in arbitration law and should include reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.

Short Articles (2000-3500 words*): The article must be an analysis of a contemporary issue in arbitration law and should include reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.

Case Comments (2000-5000 words*): The comment must be an analysis of a recent judgment, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of arbitration law, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.

Book Review (1000-3000 words*): The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book on arbitration, including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

*The word limit is inclusive of footnotes. Kindly adhere strictly to the word limit prescribed.

Guidelines for Submission

All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.

The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5-line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing. The citations must conform to The Bluebook Style of Citation, 20th edition. (key attached below).

Kindly send your manuscript in MS Word (.docx) format to The subject of the e-mail should be “Submission for Volume 1 – <Title of the manuscript>”. The submissions must be sent by 11:59 pm, 15 October 2018.

The submission should be accompanied by a Covering Letter which must include the following details:

  • Name of Author(s)
  • Contact Details– Address and Mobile No.
  • Name and Address of Institution (if any)
  • Course currently being pursued/Academic Qualifications

Copyright: The submissions for the Journal must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere.  The contribution presented to and accepted for publication and the copyright therein shall be the intellectual property of NLIU.

Contact Details

In case of any queries kindly drop an email at or contact:

  • Aishwarya Srivastava: +91 94256 05670
  • Hardik Jain: +91 95750 81824
  • Shubhi Bhandari: +91 95983 65223
  • Udyan Arya Shrivastava: +91 89826 05691
The Call for Papers along with submission and citation guidelines can be accessed here


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