Call for Submissions – National Law School of India Review, Vol. 28(1)

[The following
announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review]
The National Law School of India
Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue- Volume
 The most recent issue of
the NLSIR, Vol. 27(1), will feature contributions by Dr. Catherine
Seville, Reader, Newnham College, University of Cambridge, Dr. Wayne Courtney,
Associate Professor, University of Sydney, and Prof. Afra Afsharipour, Professor
of Law, UC Davis School of Law
among several others. Moreover, in August 2009, NLSIR
attained the unique distinction of being the only Indian student-run law
journal to be cited by the Supreme Court of India, in Action Committee,
Un-Aided Private Schools v. Director of Education
. NLSIR has also recently
been cited in Justice R. S. Bachawat’s Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, a
leading treatise on arbitration law in India.

Papers may be submitted under the following categories:
1. Long
Between 5000 and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes. 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 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. 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. Case Notes
and Legislative Comments:
Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of
footnotes. 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.
Authors are requested to note that
pieces engaging with a foreign theme or legal development,  in any of the above categories, should also explain
its relevance in the Indian context, whether by virtue of similar laws or
Submissions are preferred in Times
New Roman font, double-spaced. Main text should be in font size 12 and
footnotes in font size 10. All submissions must be in doc.x format. The review
uses only footnotes (and not end-notes) as a method of citation. Submissions must
conform to the Bluebook (19th edn.)
system of citation.
The NLSIR only accepts electronic
submissions. All submissions should contain the name of the author,
professional information, the title of the manuscript, and contact
information. The last date for submissions to Volume 28(1) is November
30, 2015.
Submissions may be emailed to [email protected] under the
subject heading ’28(1) NLSIR – Submissions’.

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