Call for Papers: NLS Business Law Review [NLSBLR, Vol 6]: Submit by December 20

About the Organisation

The National Law School of India University is an institution of legal education focusing on undergraduate and graduate legal and policy education in India.

About the Law Review

The NLS Business Law Review is an initiative by the National Law School of India University to recognise and foster academic research and scholarship in corporate and commercial law.

The law review intends to examine the interface between the myriad regulatory frameworks that impact doing business in India, particularly in light of comparative international perspectives.

Since its formation in late 2013, the mandate of the law review has evolved to encompass company law, securities and capital markets regulation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law inter alia.

Submission Categories

The NLS Business Law Review [NLSBLR – Volume 6] is accepting submissions under the following categories:

Articles (6,000 – 10,000 words) are comprehensive publications that analyse important themes and may adopt comparative perspectives.

Essays (4,000 – 6,000 words) typically identify a specific issue, which may be of contemporary relevance, and present a central argument.

Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words)

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Currently, the Journal is inviting submissions for its 6th Volume. The deadline for sending submissions for the forthcoming volume is December 20, 2019.
  • Submissions must be made in the electronic form to nlsblr[at] under the subject heading ‘NLSBLR Volume 6 Submission: ’.
  • All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Times New Roman font (Main text: size 12 and double spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced).
  • All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.
  • An abstract of not more than 250 words shall have to be provided.
  • Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is permitted.
  • No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
  • The NLSBLR uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities.
  • Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties.
  • Submissions made to NLSBLR shall be on an exclusive basis and must not be concurrently under consideration by any other publication.
  • Submissions must fall within the general mandate of the journal, which can be found HERE.

Contact Details

In the event of any queries, please contact Shambhavi Shivdikar, Editor-in-Chief or Aman Vasavada, Deputy Editor-in-Chief at nlsblr[at]

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