Call for Papers: NMIMS’ Student Law Review [Volume IV]: Submit by August 31

About the Journal 

The NMIMS Student Law Review is the flagship law journal of NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai. It is an annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed journal. The journal aims to provide a platform for engaging in multi-disciplinary discussions on various themes of law.

The Student Law Review primarily seeks to promote a culture of research, scholarship and academic writing among students and promote meaningful discourse on contemporary legal issues. 

The Editorial Board of the NMIMS Student Law Review is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume IV. 

The Theme for Volume IV 

The NMIMS Student Law Review welcomes contributions that are original, unpublished and up to date. The authors are not restricted to any particular area of law and submissions of an inter-disciplinary nature analysing contemporary legal issues are encouraged. 

Categories for Submission 

Submissions may be in the form of: 

Long Article (6000-10000 words): Articles must comprehensively analyse a contemporary legal issue that the author(s) seeks to highlight. Articles would include research articles and theoretical discussions on any theme of law. It must either indicate the lacunae therein or, attempt to suggest possible changes, which can address the said lacunae or holistically cover the subject matter while offering a critical analysis of the chosen theme. 

Short Article (3000-5000 words): Articles must be concise and condensed in their scope and conceptualisation vis-a-vis long articles. They must challenge existing principles and provide a fresh interpretation of an issue. 

Comments (1500-3000 words): A comment allows the author(s) to critique any recent/landmark judicial pronouncement, legislation or bill. The focus of a comment should be on a relatively recent pronouncement or legislation. 

Eligibility 

Law students pursuing either the three-year LL. B, or the five-year integrated LL.B. program, as well as students pursuing their LL.M. or PhD. 

Formatting Requirements 

  • The manuscript’s title must be on the first text page and must be the title of the file. 
  • The font must be Times New Roman and size 12 for the main text, and 10 for footnotes. 
  • Line Spacing must be 1.5 for main text and 1.0 for footnotes. 
  • One line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings. 
  • Alignment must be justified. 
  • All text, including hyperlinks, must be in black colour only. 

Citation 

We accept footnote citations exclusively. Citations must conform to standards laid in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition). 

Abstract and Keywords 

All manuscripts must contain an abstract of 200-300 words. The abstract length is excluded from the respective submission word limits. The abstract must also contain 5 keywords. 

Co-authorship 

Co-Authorship of up to two authors is permitted. 

Anonymity 

To facilitate our anonymous review process, we require you to confine your name, email address, phone number and affiliation and only enter such details in the form. No such information is permitted in any part of the manuscript. 

Submission Format 

All submissions must be made via this form.

All manuscripts must be uploaded in .docx format AND .pdf format. No other form of submission is accepted. 

The title of the manuscript must be the name of the file. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) undertake that the manuscript is an original and previously unpublished work of the author(s). 

Exclusivity 

Submitted manuscripts should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication at the time of submission. The author(s) undertake to inform NMIMS Student Law Review immediately in case the manuscript is under consideration OR the published manuscript is under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

Expedition Requests 

We do not accept any requests for the expedition. All submissions are subject to the same review process and timeline. 

Originality and Plagiarism 

All submissions must be the original work of the author(s). Manuscripts with a plagiarism percentage of over 20% shall be rejected.  

Deadline for Submission 

The last date for submission is August 31, 2021 (11:59 PM). 

Contact 

E-mail ID: lawreview@nmims.edu 

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