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NSLR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (VOL.

XI, 2016)
Articles
An article must completely analyse the issue that the author seeks to highlight. It must
contain a comprehensive study of the status quo, indicating the lacunae therein, and must
contain an attempt to suggest possible changes which can address the said lacunae or
alternatively adequately problematize the status quo. An article should be between 5,000 and
8,000 words.
Essays
An essay is more adventurous as it challenges existing paradigms/norms and provides a fresh
outlook to common problems. It is strongly recommended that essays be considerably more
concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization. An essay must, thus, ideally be
between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
Notes
A note is a relatively concise form of an argument advanced by the author. The focus of a
note should be on a relatively recent debate or controversy regarding the interpretation or
implementation of the Law. Notes should primarily highlight contemporary issues, which
need to be addressed, and the authors are expected to provide a solution. A manuscript in the
form of a note is expected to be around 1500-2,500 words.
Comments
A comment is where the author may critique or appraise any recent/landmark judicial
pronouncement or any recent legislation or bill before the Parliament or a State Legislature.
The word limit for a comment is 1,500-2,500 words.
Reviews
A critical review may be undertaken of a book or a movie, insofar as it is related to the legal
profession and its interaction with popular culture. The word limit for a review is 1,500-2,500
words.
Word Limit
All the word limits mentioned above are exclusive of footnotes. Please note that the word
limits will be strictly enforced.

Format
The citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.).
In keeping with the same, speaking footnotes are discouraged. The body of the manuscript
should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and in double spacing. The footnotes should be in
Times New Roman, size 10 and single spaced.
Abstract
Every submission should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words
describing the relevant conclusions drawn in the manuscript. Please note that there is no
requirement of prior submission of abstract as the selection of the paper for publication shall
be on the full manuscript. The abstract shall serve merely to help the Editorial Board in its
review process.
Anonymity and Biographical Information of the Authors
The manuscript must not have any indication of the identity of the author. A covering email /
letter with the biographical information of the authors must be sent, which should include the
following details: Name, E-mail address, Postal Address, Name and Address of Institution,
Course (if applicable) and Academic Year.
Submission
Submissions may be co-authored, provided that all co-authors are students. Submissions sent
after the deadline shall be accepted on a rolling basis for subsequent volumes of the
publication.
Please send your submissions to studentlawreview@gmail.com with the subject title
Volume XI - NSLR Submission.
Deadline
The last date for submission is June 1, 2016.
Contact
Kshitij Goyal,
Editor-in-Chief, NALSAR Student Law Review
Phone: +91 9603284949
Email: studentlawreview@gmail.com
Shantanu Dey,
Editor, NALSAR Student Law Review
Phone: +91 8498061711
Email: studentlawreview@gmail.com