NALSAR Media Law Review (Vol. IV): Call for Papers
The NALSAR Media Law Review (NMLR) focuses on the intersections of Law and the Media. With the growing importance of the media in today's society, these intersections have come to the forefront.
The NALSAR Media Law Review (NMLR) solicits original contributions under the following heads (The word limit is inclusive of footnotes):
- Articles (7,000 - 8,000 words): Articles are lengthy contributions that provide comprehensive analysis on legal themes. They may be doctrinal or theoretical or both; and deal with relevant literature on the chosen subject to devise viable assertions in an expansive manner.
- Essays (5,000 - 7,000 words): Essays are more exploratory, seeking to test existing paradigms and resourcefully addressing well- known tribulations existing within the law. Generally, Essays are not meant to be as comprehensive as Articles. An essay's strength generally lies more in the arguments it advances than their academic or factual matrix.
- Case Comments (4,000 words): Case Comments are pieces which seek to either support or critique contemporary judicial decisions. Such decisions may be Indian or foreign. Ideally, a Case Comment should contain an analysis of a Judgment, the precise context in which that Judgment has been delivered, its contribution to/ digression from existing law and an up-to-date and conversant comment on the judicial process involved.
- Legislative Comments (4,000 words): Legislative Comments seek to critically analyze any existing or proposed Indian legislation. They intend to showcase the legislation's implications, with special regard to the concerned aspects of Media Law. Generally, a Legislative Comment is expected to be both original as well as detailed, with an all-inclusive analysis of how far the said legislation contributes to/ digresses from existing law.
- Short Articles (1,000 words): Short Articles seek to provide a platform to non-legal people to present their opinion on the interplay between the media and the law in the various recent events.
The Journal encourages papers with an emphasis on the manipulation of law by the media, corporate law and the media, the media's influence on trials, paid advertisements, the influence of the media on the implementation of law, the portrayal of law in international media, the media in a globalized legal setup, and other relevant issues.
Authors are strongly encouraged to use The Bluebook (19th ed.) citation format for footnoting. Keeping in mind the specifications of The Bluebook, speaking footnotes are discouraged.
Any hyperlink mentioned in the footnote should contained the date on which the website was last visited in the following format (Last visited on: month date, year).
Every submission must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 500 words, which outlines the specific area of research and the conclusions drawn by the author(s).
Joint submissions by two contributors are permitted. However, the number of authors for a single contribution cannot exceed two under any circumstance.
Author's name, year of study (if applicable), name of college/university (if applicable), professional position (if applicable), e-mail ID should be mentioned in the manuscript and also in the mail containing the manuscript along with postal address, and phone number.
Submission of Contributions:
All submissions shall contain the abstract and the manuscript in Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx)/2003 (.doc) documents and shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last date for submissions is 29th February, 2014 (2359 Hrs.)
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