Call for Papers: NALSAR Student Law Review [NSLR, Volume XVI]: Submit by August 31

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The NALSAR Student Law Review (NSLR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Volume XVI. NSLR is an annual, double-blind, student-edited, peer-reviewed law review that is the flagship publication of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India.

With a collaborative system of review and publication process, NALSAR Student Law Review remains committed to encouraging and enhancing the quality of legal scholarship in India.

Submission Guidelines

NALSAR Student Law Review welcomes submissions on any area of law.

Submission Link is here: NSLR Volume XVI Submission

Submission Guidelines is here: Submission-Guidelines-for-XVI.pdf (

Submissions may be in the form of:

  • Articles: An article must comprehensively analyse a specific issue. It must study the status quo, indicate the lacunae therein, and suggest potential solutions. An article may also employ a comparative, historical or multi-disciplinary approach to strengthen the author’s argument. An article should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words.
  • Essays: Essays are more concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization. An essay should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Comments: A comment critiques a recent judicial pronouncement, landmark case or any recent legislation or bill before the parliament or a state legislature. The word limit for a comment is between 1,500 and 3,000 words.
  • Book Reviews: A critical review may be undertaken of a book-related to the law. The word limit for a review is between 1,500 and 3,000 words.

Word Limit

All the word limits mentioned above are exclusive of footnotes. Please note that the word limits will be strictly enforced.


The NSLR follows ‘The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edn.)’ format of citation. Speaking footnotes are discouraged. The body of the manuscript should be in Time New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single spacing.


Submissions must include a brief abstract of not more than 250 words providing a capsule summary of the paper. A maximum of 5 (five) keywords must be provided as part of the abstract. The abstract will not be included in the word limit.


The last date for submission for Volume XVI is 31st August 2021. Submissions sent after the deadline will not be considered for publication in Volume XVI.

How to Submit?

Please send your submissions as a .doc or .docx file with the subject title ‘Volume XVI – NSLR Submission’ to email id [email protected]. The email should contain the name of the author(s), qualifications, the title of the manuscript and contact information.

Further, it should indicate which category the paper is intended for. Please do not include any information that could identify the author(s) in the manuscript itself. Additionally, everyone submitting via email is also requested to fill this form mandatorily.

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