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CfP: Legal Development & Policy Review Volume I Issue I: Apply by Feb 20


Legal Development and Policy Review will be a quarterly, open-access, double blind peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published by Law League. The journal will aim to provide a platform to enhance the understanding of contemporary legal issues as well as setting out new ideas and arguments. The purpose of Legal Development and Policy Review is to bestow on our readers outspread information on recent developments affecting laws and development.

The Aims of Legal Development and Policy Review:

  • The primary aim of the journal is to generate a platform for discourse of issues relating to crucial developments in the legal field.
  • To monitor legal developments, reforms and seek appraisal of the legal system
  • The Journal shall thrive to spread legal knowledge and education to diverse communities.

Legal Development and Policy Review receives a considerable amount of support and guidance from its Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is composed of Legal Practitioners and academicians from across the country. The Board of Editors seek advice of the Board of Advisors on issues pertaining to practice in the law field along with prolongation and enlargement of relations in various areas of law. The journal encourages contributions from legal luminaries, professors of law and other related fields, academicians and students.

Currently, we are inviting Call for papers for the Volume I Issue I of the LDPR. Apart from the student submissions, the first volume of LDPR shall also contain the following guest submissions:

  • K. K. Sharma (Managing Partner, K.K. Sharma Law Offices)
  • Anil Variath (Dean of Amity University Mumbai)
  • Bhavani Prasad Panda (Ex- Vice Chancellor, National Law University Mumbai)
  • Advocate Dilip Barupal (Advocate, Rajasthan High Court)
  • Deepika Chagnani (Assistant Professor, NMIMS)
Submission procedure

Manuscripts may be submitted under the following categories:

  1. Long Manuscripts: Between 5000 and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Manuscripts in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature comprehensively and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.
  2. Short Manuscripts: Between 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Short Manuscripts are far more concise in scope. These Manuscripts usually deal with a very specific issue and argue that the issue must be conceptualised differently. They are more engaging, and make a more easily identifiable, concrete argument.
  3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes. This is an analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement or a new piece of legislation whether in India or elsewhere. The note must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of legislative comment, the note must analyse the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.
  4. Books reviews should focus on books published in the past three years. Reviews of older books may be accepted if the author can justify why a review would be timely and a good fit for the journal. Book reviews inform readers about current advances in the field and encourage productive discourse. Submissions should be less than 1,500 words in length which describes the book’s arguments and provides a critical analysis of the book’s strengths and weaknesses.

All the contributions should be the original work of the contributors and should not have been submitted for consideration in any other Journal. All the contributions shall be put through plagiarism check software and any plagiarised work will be out rightly rejected. The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the Law Journal.


1. The work submitted shall be original and unpublished.

2. Plagiarism of any kind is prohibited.

3. Maximum Co-Authorship of three persons is allowed.

4. Citation: The Citation style should be in consonance with Harvard Blue Book, 20th Edition. Speaking footnotes are discouraged.

5. The body of the paper shall be formatted in the following manner

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font: Size: 12
  • Line Spacing: 1.5


  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 10
  • Line Spacing: 1

6. The copyright of the entry to the Journal will rest with the Editorial Board once the entry has been selected and the authors (s) of the same have been notified.


All the Articles, Short Articles and Case Commentaries being contributed for Indian Journal of Law and Public Policy are to be sent at: [email protected].

The entries should reach the given email id before 5:00 PM, 20th February 2019.

Entry should be in either ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.

A mail confirming the receipt of the entry and subsequently notifying selected works of author (s) will be sent.

A cover letter mentioning the name, contact numbers, name of the institution/name of       the university/Occupation should be attached along with the article itself.

Processing fees

The Processing fees for Volume 1 Issue 1 of LDPR are as follows:

  • Single Author: INR 1500
  • Co – Authors: INR 2000
  • Foreign Author: USD 40

Mode of Payment


Account Name:  Swapnil Singh
Account number: 683001700430
Name & Address of the Bank Branch: ICICI Bank, Lal Sagar Branch, Rajasthan
IFSC Code: ICIC0006830
Branch Code: 006830

Paytm: +91 9967069792

UPI id: [email protected]/[email protected]


For any further clarification, kindly contact us at [email protected] or call us at 9967069792.

For more information, refer to the brochure given here.


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