Nature of Submissions

All Submissions should be on the theme, ‘reforming Indian legal education’. Authors are free to choose suitable topics that fall within this theme. Submissions should be between 3000 and 4000 words (exclusive of footnotes). Co-authorship is restricted to a maximum of three.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be sent to jils@nujs.edu by February 8th, 11:59 pm. All submissions must be accompanied with a covering letter containing the name of the author(s), institutional affiliation, title of the submission, and author’s e-mail address and phone number.

Submissions should be sent as MS word (.doc format) attachments with the title of the article as the file name. Submissions must be in electronic form. All submissions must be word-processed, single-spaced in Garamond, font size 12 and justified.

Abstract 

All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words describing the relevant conclusions drawn in the paper. There is no requirement of prior submission of the abstract. The abstract is not counted towards the word-limit for the paper.

Citations

Only footnotes may be used as the form of citations. End notes shall not be accepted. All footnotes must be in Garamond, size 10, single-spacing and justified. The  citations are derived from the NUJS Law Review Citation Style.

Awards

The winning submission shall fetch a Cash Prize of Rs. 5000.

The Runner-up shall receive a cash prize of Rs. 3000.

The second Runner-up shall receive a cash prize of Rs. 2000.

All commendable papers will be published in the special issue surrounding legal education. This is subject to blind peer review by a reputed scholar.