Call for Papers: NLUD Journal of Legal Studies [Volume 2]: Submit by January 12, 2020

About the organisation

National Law University, Delhi is a law university in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

About the Journal

The Journal of Legal Studies (JLS) is National Law University Delhi’s annual student-edited, peer-reviewed law 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 inaugural issue of the Journal was launched by the Honourable Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi on 17 August 2019. The aim of the journal is to draw attention to and provide critical insight into crucial issues impacting the legal sphere.

The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions from academics, researchers, practitioners, and students for the second issue of the journal, due to be published on August 2020.


Domestic and International Law and Policy

The Journal of Legal Studies invites submissions under the following categories:

Articles: 5,000 to 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

Essays: 3,000 to 5,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 2,000 to 3,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

Book Reviews: 2,000 to 3,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

It is advisable to choose a theme that is of contemporary relevance and has an issue of law to be engaged with analytically. Papers dealing with foreign themes, in any of the above categories, should also engage with its relevance in the Indian context.

How to submit?

Submissions are accepted only in electronic form. The submission must be made in a Microsoft Word (.docx) format via e-mail to nludslj[at] with the email title as ‘Submission – JLS’.

The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is January 12, 2020. Manuscripts submitted after the deadline shall be reviewed for the next volume on a rolling basis.

Important Points

  1. Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of two authors.
  2. All submissions must have 1.5 line spacing in Times New Roman format, with font size 12.
  3. Submissions must conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th Edition.
  4. The submission must be an original unpublished work. Submissions should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication.
  5. Upon submission, the manuscript shall be the property of National Law University, Delhi. All rights are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. On subsequent reproduction, the authors would be required to credit the original publication in the Journal of Legal Studies. The University reserves the right to reproduce, publish and distribute any paper submitted for publication in all media, including but not limited to electronic and print media.
  6. Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe upon the rights of any third party. All submissions will be run through anti-plagiarism software and plagiarism in any form will result in instant rejection of the submission.
  7. After review, manuscripts may be returned to authors suggesting changes to content, style or structure. Acceptance of the piece for publication may be made contingent upon incorporating the suggestions.


The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is January 12, 2020. 

Contact info

For any questions or clarifications, the authors may contact the Board at nludslj[at]

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