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NLUD Student Law Journal (NLUD-SLJ): Call for Papers

The NLUD Student law Journal (NLUD-SLJ) is the flagship student publication of National Law University, Delhi. It is a bi-annual peer reviewed journal which seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of contemporary importance in domestic and international law and policy.

Following three successful volumes of the Journal and in continuance of the endeavour to encourage academic discourse and legal scholarship, the Board of Editors invites submissions for Volume 4 (1). The journal welcomes contributions from academicians, practitioners, students of law and allied fields.


  • Submissions may be in form of original, unpublished Articles, Notes, Comments, and Book Reviews.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words. The abstract must highlight the importance of the issue, main arguments and the conclusions of the article.


  • Articles: Articles would be in-depth explorations of a given area of scholarly interest, whether empirical or doctrinal. They respond to previous research on the subject and seek to provide a comprehensive survey of a thesis.
  • Book Reviews: Book reviews are responses by practitioners and academics on a single or collection of books around a single topic. They critique the arguments presented in the books and seek to develop a new research agenda from there.
  • Notes: Notes are written on topics of current importance in the law and policy.
  • Comments: Comments are short pieces that address the issues raised by recent decisions of the higher judiciary in India, reports suggesting changes in the law, recent legislations etc.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Word Limits (inclusive of footnotes):
    • Articles: 6000-10,000 Words
    • Short Notes / Case Comments: 3000-6000 Words
    • Book Review: 1000- 2000 Words.

  • Style and Formatting Guidelines: The main text of the paper should be in font size 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing and footnotes in font size 10, Times New Roman, 1.0 line border spacing. Legal maxims should be in italics.
  • References: The Journal requires the use of footnotes and not end-notes as a method of citation.
  • The Journal follows The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010) as the method of citation.
  • Contributors must submit their work in MS Word format (.doc extensions). PDF/other formats will not be accepted.
  • The author's name, affiliation, biographical information is to be provided in a removable title page. Please include the manuscript's title on the first text page.
  • Submissions should be sent through email to with the subject of the mail as 'Submission for NLUD Student Law Journal 4(1)'. All submissions will be immediately acknowledged.

The last date for submission in the Volume 4 (1) would be 30th April, 2015. The Editors will strive to inform you of their decision within 4 weeks of receiving the submission.

Mr. Amrutanshu Dash
Chief Editor

Ms. Tania Singla
Managing Editor

National Law University Delhi
Sector 14, Dwarka,
New Delhi - 110078

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