CfP: National Law School of India Review,

 Volume 32 (1):

Rolling Submissions


About NLSIR

The NLSIR is the flagship law review of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. The NLSIR is a bi-annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed law journal providing incisive legal scholarship on issues that are at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse.
The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 32(1).

Submission Categories

Submissions are accepted for the following categories:

1. Long Articles

Between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature comprehensively and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme.

It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.

2. Essays

Between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Essays are far more concise in scope. These papers usually deal with a very specific issue and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They are more engaging and make a more easily identifiable, concrete argument.

3. Book Reviews: Between 2,000 to 3,000 words.

4. Case Notes and Legislative Comments

Between 1,500 and 2,500 words. This is an analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement or a new piece of legislation whether in India or elsewhere.

The note must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of legislative comment, the note must analyze the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.

All word limits are exclusive of footnotes. The journal is flexible regarding the word count depending on the quality of the submission. Pieces in any of the above categories with relevance to India or Indian law are particularly welcome. This, however, is not a pre-requisite.

Formatting and Citation Guidelines

  1. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.
  2. The manuscript should contain only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. Citations must conform to Oscola (4th edn.) style of citation.
  3. Authors are required to adhere to the NLSIR Style Guide which can be found here.

How to submit?

The NLSIR only accepts electronic submissions. Submissions may be emailed to mail.nlsir@gmail.comunder the subject heading “32(1) NLSIR – Submission”.

All submissions must contain the following:

  • The manuscript in .doc or .docx format. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author or his/her institutional affiliation or any other identification mark.
  • A separate cover letter in .doc or .docx format containing the name of the author, professional information, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.
  • An abstract of not more than 150 words.

NLSIR is accepting submissions on a rolling basis.

NLSIR shall shortly release a call for papers for Volume 32(2). This volume is based on the theme of our Annual Symposium.

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