Call for Submissions: NLSIR Volume 26(1)

[The following is an announcement
from the National Law School of India Review]
The National Law School of India
Review is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume
 The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is the flagship
law journal 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. Over the last 20 years, the NLSIR has regularly featured
articles authored by judges of the Indian Supreme Court, Senior Counsel
practicing at the Indian bar, and several renowned academics. 

The most recent issue of the NLSIR, Vol. 24(2), featured
contributions by Prof. Martin
Hunter (Leading authority on International Commercial Arbitration and
Barrister), Mr. V. Umakanth (Assistant Professor, National University of
Singapore) and Mr. Rajat Sethi (Founding Partner, S&R Associates)
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 Articles: Between 5000
and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Papers in this category are expected to
engage with the theme comprehensively, examine 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 welcomed.
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
Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes. This is an
analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement, whether in India or
elsewhere. It 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.
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 word processed, and
compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007. The Review uses only footnotes
(and not end-notes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the Bluebook (19th edn.) system of
The NLSIR strongly
recommends electronic submissions, though hard copies are also accepted. In
case of hard copy submissions, two copies of the submission are required.
Please submit the paper to [email protected]
indicating which category your paper is intended for. 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 26(1) is November 1, 2013.
Submissions may be emailed to [email protected] under the subject
heading ’26(1) NLSIR – Submissions’. Submissions received after this date will
however be considered for the next issue.
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