Call for Papers: NLUJ Law Review [Volume 7, Issue 2]: Submit by October 31

About the Review

The NLUJ Law Review is the flagship journal of National Law University, Jodhpur, established with the objective of promoting academic research and fostering debate on contemporary legal issues in India. It is a bi-annual, double-blind student reviewed and edited journal, focusing on an inter-disciplinary approach towards legal writing.

The remit of the Review is not restricted to any particular field of law but is broad enough to include national as well as international legal and policy-related issues.

NLUJ Law Review

Call for Papers

NLUJ Law Review invites original and unpublished manuscripts, including but not limited to, precise articles, short articles and research papers, in different facets of law and allied fields from academicians, practitioners, legal professionals, research scholars and students, under the following categories.

How to Submit?

  • Please fill the form available here to submit the manuscript.
  • Kindly note that the deadline for submitting the manuscript is October 31, 2020.
  • The submissions made under the categories of Long Articles and Short Articles must enclose an abstract of not more than 200 words.
  • The Review permits co-authorship of not more than two authors in the categories of Long Articles and Short Articles. Under the categories of Notes and Comments, co-authorship is not permitted.
  • All the submissions must be an original and unpublished work of the author(s). Any form of plagiarism by the author(s) will lead to disqualification of the manuscript for the purposes of publication.
  • During the review process, should the author decide to make a submission at any other platform, the author(s) must inform the Review and withdraw the submission.

Nature of Submissions

Long Articles (6000-8000 words, including footnotes)

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This category includes submissions that are comprehensively analyzing a nuanced legal issue. It must include an analysis of the current legal scenario, should help the reader identify the lacunae therein and further provide constructive suggestions. The author(s) are also encouraged to provide their opinions and responses to the previous publications of the Review.

Short Articles (3000-6000 words, including footnotes)

This category includes submissions that undertake an in-depth study of specific legal issues and gives the reader valuable insight into the legal challenge identified by the author.

Notes and Comments (1000-3000 words, including footnotes)

The category is inclusive of both notes and comments that discuss any contemporary question of law. A note must contain an argument that emphasises on a legal dialogue or a definite point of law. A comment must contain a pivotal assessment of recent judicial decisions, recent legislation or policy reform proposals focusing on both national and international jurisdictions.

Themes

  • Challenges in access to justice through judicial or Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms in the virtual world;
  • Dissent and criticism are part and parcel of democracy, in reference to the scope of Freedom of Speech; electoral representation; public healthcare system; or civil rights during pandemic;
  • Gender equality vis-à-vis criminal laws or labour laws in India and in international sphere;
  • Digital government and digital administration, with reference to increasing surveillance; digital exclusion; or the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • Corporate and antitrust governance in the contemporary set up of Indian and international market; and
  • Roles, duties and powers of State/executive/police in extraordinary times of pandemic.

Kindly note that the above-mentioned list of themes is suggestive in nature and not exhaustive. The author(s) is permitted to submit manuscript on any other legal or policy-related issue.

Important Points

  • There are no restrictions in relation to the area of law.
  • To access our previous editions, visit our official website here.
  • Maximum co-authorship of two for the submissions made under the categories of Long Articles and Short Articles.
  • Co-authorship is not allowed for the submissions made under the categories of Notes and Comments.
  • The word limit prescribed is exclusive of footnotes.
  • The submissions made under the categories of Long Articles and Short Articles must enclose an abstract of not more than 200 words.
  • Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for the purposes of publication.
  • The Review retains absolute discretion in relation to acceptance or rejection of a manuscript.

Contact Information

E-mail ID: lawreviewnluj[at]gmail.com

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