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NLIU Law Review (Vol. 3 No. 2): Call for Papers

NLIU Law Review is an endeavor by the students of National Law Institute University to encourage and inculcate, in the students, a spirit of legal research and develop their interest further in unexplored areas of law. The bi-annual, peer-reviewed law journal is exclusively student-run under the able aegis of University.

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that after the successful publication of fourth issue in January, 2013, NLIU Law Review is inviting contributions for the fifth issue which is due to be published in April,2013

NLIU Law Review seeks to publish original and scholarly writings on any area of law. The submissions must be relevant, up to date and of interest to the academic community.

Parameters of Evaluation:

  1. Contemporary Relevance: The manuscript must touch upon a recent development in the particular field and should take into account the most recent case law, news or any other development which is worth mentioning in the area covered by the manuscript.
  2. Contribution to Knowledge: Whether the author adds to the existing body of work and broadens the area of existing knowledge.
  3. Clarity and Logic in Analysis: The flow of the content must be in the most logical manner and the thoughts should be conveyed with utmost clarity without any repetitions and circular arguments.
  4. Language: The language should be easy to understand but not too simplistic. There should be an appropriate usage of the legal terminology. The grammar and syntax should be correct.
  5. Methodology of Research: The references must be appropriate and the sources should correspond with their relevant mention in the manuscript. The bibliography should include all such sources referred to by the author.
  6. Originality: Whether any new idea or argument is put forward by the author and the relevance of author's recommendations and conclusion.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Style Guidelines
    • Title [Times New Roman, 13 points, 1.5 line spacing, Bold, All Caps, Centre Aligned]
    • Author {High Tower Text, 13 points, 1.5 line spacing, Capitalize each word, Italics, Centre Aligned]
    • Abstract [Times New Roman, 11 points, Single line spacing, Italics, Justified, Indentation 0.5 inch on either sides, 250-300 words]
    • Heading Level 1 [Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Small Caps, Bold, Centre Align]
    • Heading Level 2 [Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Capitalize each word, Italics, Centre Aligned]
    • Heading Level 3 [Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Capitalize each word, Italics, Left Align]
    • Main Body [Times New Roman, 11 points, 1/15 line spacing, Justified, Paragraphs - First Line 0.25 inch indention, 1 inch margins on all sides]
    • Footnotes [Times New Roman, 9 points, 1 line spacing, Justified]

  2. General Citation Standards
    • Citations must conform to standards laid down in the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).
    • Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation. Substantive footnoting is permissible.

  3. General Submission Guidelines
    • Submission should be accompanied with a covering letter including author's name, email ID, mobile number and college name
    • Submissions must be in electronic form sent via email.
    • All submissions must be in .doc format. It must word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007.
    • Papers submitted must not be written by more than 2 authors.
    • Papers must include an abstract of 250-300 words inclusive in the word limit

  4. Types of Submissions and Requirements
    • Articles: [6000-10000 words]
    • Case Notes: [2000-5000 words]
    • Legislative Comments: [1000-3000 words]
    • Book Reviews: [10000-3000].

Contributors are Request to fill a Declaration form along with their submission which may be obtained through Email Id mentioned in the notice accompanying the submission guidelines.

The last date for receiving the manuscripts is 22nd February, 2013 (23:59 hrs IST). For any further queries, please feel free to drop us a mail at

National Law Institute University,
Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal - 462044

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