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RGNUL Student Law Review (Vol. 2, Issue 2): Call for Papers

The RGNUL Student Law Review is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It is the flagship journal managed by the students of the University. It has been founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white. Legal Research skills form the core of the learning process in any dimension of law. The primary function of the Law Review is to promote student research, deliberation and writing in the field of law.

The Law Review aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects ("articles"), written by law students as well as shorter pieces, commonly called "notes" and "comments".

Students pursuing their Undergraduate and Master's Course can send their submissions for the Law Review.

Theme: Taxation Laws: Contemporary Issues

  • The said theme covers both direct and indirect taxation laws as well as both National and International taxation laws.
  • It is to be kept in mind that the issues related to National taxation shall be limited to Indian jurisdiction only.
  • However, the issues related to International taxation shall not be limited to any particular jurisdiction.


National Taxation:

  • Structure and Governance of Tax Administration in India: Critique and Recommendations
  • Tax Dispute Resolution in India: Critique and Recommendations
  • Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015
  • Corporate Taxation Regime of India
  • Goods and Service Tax (GST)
  • Intersection/Overlapping of Service Tax and VAT Tax/Sales Tax in Transactions: Determining your Tax Liability
  • Retrospective Amendments in Tax Legislations
  • Other contemporary or normative issues in direct and indirect taxation laws

International Taxation:

  • Alternative Methods of Private and Public Dispute Resolution in International Taxation
  • Tax Evasion and Secrecy Provisions of the Low Tax Jurisdictions
  • Interaction between National Tax Systems and Cross-Country Spillovers
  • Role of International Organizations in International Tax Issues
  • Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
  • E-commerce and Permanent Establishment
  • Advance Pricing Agreements
  • Recent Developments in Transfer Pricing, Rules relating Calculation of Arm's Lengths, etc.
  • Other contemporary or normative issues in International tax regime

RGNUL Student Law Review is a peer-reviewed journal. The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review. Manuscripts are invited under the following categories:

  • Articles:
    A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 7,000 words.

  • Short Notes:
    A short note is more concise than an article specifically dealing with the challenges to the problems consisting between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

  • Case Comments:
    An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.

  • Normative Law Articles:
    The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific legislation involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student's view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 5,000 words.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond 10 single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation Style.
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author's name, designation, Institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats along with a .pdf copy of the same.
  • The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of two (2) authors.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

Submission Deadline:
The last date for submissions is 20th September, 2015 (11:00 P.M IST)

Dr. Anand Pawar
Faculty Editor, RGNUL Student Law Review
Associate Professor of Law, RGNUL
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
Sidhuwal - Bhadson Road,
Patiala, Punjab
Phone: 0175-2391600/601/602/603

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