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Journal of Law Teachers of India: Call for Papers

The Journal of Law Teachers of India is an annual publication, owned and published by Law Centre-I, University of Delhi. The Journal is motivated by the belief that the work of Law Departments, Faculties and Schools is not confined to the teaching of existing statutory and non statutory laws and imparting student's skills relating to litigation and other professional careers.

The JOLT-I believes that academic writings evolving ideas, through debate, deliberation and conceptualizing them is one the method by which the academics can contribute towards development of the law and Legal System. The objective of JOLT-I is to provide a debating forum to the legal academics, thereby generating a cross-current of vibrant ideas and enabling them to contribute to the body of legal knowledge.

In its previous issues the Journal, therefore, has covered areas of important and urgent concerns. On the one hand it has taken up socio-legal topics such as, surrogacy and law, environment policy and human health, on the other, serious academic issues were raised, such as; on principle of Proportionality (a ground of judicial review), and jurisprudential analysis of Rights (claim and duty re-examined).

Over the policy issue of implementation of Intellectual property laws, the Journal provided a ground breaking study on Judicial Law Making with Foreign Bias. And we are looking forward to contribute more.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Theme: The editorial board does not suggest any theme or topic for the volume. All submissions are welcome so long it is related to law on any issue.
  2. All submission in Electronic form: All contributions have to be submitted in electronic form. It should be processed in MS Office 2003 onwards, double spaced, with a left margin of one and half inches and send to:
  3. Hard Copies: A hard copy without mentioning identity of the author should be sent to the contact address given below. The author's name (and those of any co-authors) and address (es) should appear on a separate sheet and sent in the same post.
  4. Abstract: Abstract of the paper in 250-300 words should be sent along with both, electronic as well as in physical submissions. The abstract in physical form should not disclose identity of the author.
  5. Covering Letter: All submission should be accompanied with a covering letter mentioning the title of the paper, name and designation and institution of the author. The author should make a solemn declaration about the originality of the paper and that the same has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  6. Communication of Acceptance: The decision on the acceptance of the paper for publication shall be of the editorial board which is final. The decision of acceptance will be communicated to the contributor within six weeks of receiving of the submission.
  7. Citation: For citation and references, The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (18th Ed.), should be strictly followed. (Authors may visit freely accessible website of Cornell University Law School:
  8. Lengthy Quotations and Footnotes discouraged: Authors should avoid long quotations and keep it at minimum wherever necessary with full and proper acknowledgement with quotation marks.
  9. Footnotes: Lengthy and multi-paragraph footnotes are discouraged. It should mention the page(s) of the source and in cases where a Court Judgment is source; the footnote should also mention the paragraph of the judgment in addition to the page number of the Reporter.
  10. Websites: Only authoritative websites may be cited. References to (or citing them in footnotes) internet sources such as Wikipedia or blogs etc., are not acceptable.

The last date for submission for this volume is 30th October, 2012. The committee accepts submissions on rolling basis also. Submissions received after the last date for the current issue shall be considered for publication in the next volume of the journal.

Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law,
University of Delhi, Chhatra Marg
Delhi - 110007

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