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Call for Papers: TNDALU’s Indian Student Law Review [ISLR, ISSN 2249-4391]: No Fees, Submit Abstract by Dec 5

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TNDALU’s Indian Student Law Review is inviting submissions onContemporary Socio-legal issues with an interdisciplinary approach which is innovative and unique.

About the Journal

The Indian Student Law Review (ISLR) is primarily a student-run journal of the School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University. ISLR is devoted to attracting quality socio-legal articles from legal enthusiasts and students irrespective of their area of study.

The Indian Student Law Review (ISLR); ISSN 2249-4391 has a summer and a winter edition of the journal publication which is both available as print and digital.

Eligibility & Registration

  • Academicians, Legal Practitioners, Researchers, and Students from any field of study are invited to submit articles for the ISLR.
  • Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.
  • Cross-University registration is permitted.
  • Registration needs to be done by 27th¬†November, 2021 by submitting Title of Paper and Identity details and filling this form attached¬†here: https://lawc.to/g9NFI


Contemporary Socio-legal issues with an interdisciplinary approach which is innovative and unique.

Submission of Abstract

  • Abstract for the title registered must be submitted on or before¬†1st¬†December 2021¬†using the link attached¬†here: https://lawc.to/RkoXM
  • Intimation of the acceptance of the Abstract will be notified latest by¬†5th¬†December, 2021.

Guidelines for the Abstract

  • Abstract must be of¬†maximum 250 words &¬†5 Key Words have to be enlisted.
  • The working font is¬†Times New Roman.
  • All content must be of Font Size¬†12.¬†The Line Spacing shall be¬†1.5.

Final Paper Submission

Final paper must be submitted on or before 20th December 2021 following the guidelines given hereunder using the link attached here: https://lawc.to/U1WSN

Guidelines for the Final Paper

  • The word range for the paper should approximately vary between¬†3000 – 5000 words¬†inclusive of footnotes.
  • The working font is¬†Times New Roman. The main content must be of font size¬†12. The line spacing shall be¬†1.5. The foot notes shall be¬†single spaced¬†with font size of¬†10. Argumentative and running foot notes are to be avoided.
  • The page numbers shall be consecutively marked on the right-side bottom of the page.
  • The contributors shall divide the papers into Sections, which also includes Subsections (core and allied components). A minimum of 4 components (not exceeding 6) shall be identified.
  • Quotations shall be sparingly used. Unnecessary Italics and Bolds shall be avoided. Italics may be permitted for Principles/ Doctrines, Maxims, Etymology and Case Laws.
  • Avoid Capitalization as much as possible except in cases of Legal Jargons, Terms and Statutory Reference. For Example:¬†Article,¬†Section,¬†Treaty,¬†Resolution,¬†Draft.
  • Abbreviations shall be used only in cases of frequent use. For Example: if ‚ÄėUnited Nations‚Äô is frequently used, then it shall be abbreviated to UN (In case of popular abbreviations, the contributor is requested to adhere to the known form of abbreviation, Ex: united nations shall not be abbreviated to UniNat).
  • Punctuations should be sparingly used. Single quotation marks must be used.
  • In terms of cross references Supra and Infra can be selectively used.
  • The contributions must strictly relate to verifiable data. Adequate information must be provided for the sources relied. In case of supportive sources due acknowledgment must be furnished.
  • In general, sources from newspapers and Magazines should be avoided. In select cases, based upon the subject requirement, it may be permitted.
  • Plagiarism of maximum of 15-20 percent is allowed.
  • Contributions not adhering to the above said rules shall not be considered for publication.

Footnote Formatting Guidelines


  • Author, Title, Name of the Publisher: City of Publication, Edition No, Year of Publication and at Page No.
  • Example: R.P.Anand, New States in International Law, Hope India Publications: New Delhi, Revised Second Edition, 2008, Pg No. 10.


  • Author, Topic, Title of Journal, Volume No, Year of Publication at Particular Pages.
  • Example: Yogesh K Tyagi, The Concept of Humanitarian Intervention Revisited, Vol. 16, Michigan Journal of International Law, 1994-1995, Pg Nos. 883-910.


  • Title of Case Law, (Equivalent Citation), Page No. Para No.
  • Example: Suchita Srivastava and Another v. Chandigarh Administration, (AIR 2010 SC 235), Pg No. 237, Para No. 12.

Edited Book

  • Author, Title, (Name of the Editor), Title of the Book, Name of the Publisher: City of Publication, Edition, Year of Publication at Page No.
  • Example: C. G. Weeramantry, Towards More Purposeful Legal Research, in S.K.Verma and M.A.Wani (Editors), Legal Research and Methodology, Indian Law Institute: New Delhi, 2nd Edition, 2006, Pg No. 53.

Newspaper Articles

  • Author, Title, Name of the Paper, Date of Publication, Page No.
  • Example: V.S.Mani, It‚Äôs Our Boat, Our Courts, The Hindu, 23rd March 2013, Pg No. 3.

Documents of International Organisations

  • Author (If Available), Title, Name of the Organisation, Document No., Year at Page No.
  • Example: The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, United Nations, A/RES/61/39, 2006 at Page No. 2.

Internet Reference

Other Documents: For all other documents follow the Official style as used in the Original.

Important Dates & Links

 ProcessDeadlineLink for submission
Registration27th November 2021https://lawc.to/g9NFI
Abstract Submission1st December 2021https://lawc.to/RkoXM
Final Paper Submission20th December 2021https://lawc.to/U1WSN

Important Information

  • The deadlines will not be extended in any circumstances.
  • The details and submissions must only be done through the given links and submissions through any other means will not be entertained.

Contact Information

For any further details or queries email us at islrtndalu2021@gmail.com or reach out to Ms. Sonu Mehtha, Editor in Chief at +91 6369639060.

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