About JILS

Journal of Indian Law and Society (formerly the Indian Juridical Review) is a student run peer reviewed journal based at the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Published bi-annually, it is the flagship journal of the Student Juridical Association.

It was founded with the objective of creating an inter-disciplinary forum to analyze legal issues through the prism of other social sciences. Breaking the barriers of compartmentalized legal discussions, the Journal encourages cross-disciplinary approaches for a better understanding of law and legal systems within India. Thus, it aims to contribute significantly to the fields of both social sciences and law and especially the sociology of law.

The journal publishes original papers which are evaluated by independent referees on the basis of their quality of inter-disciplinary research and contribution to reshaping legal views from a law and society perspective.

Our Latest Issue – Volume 11(1)

Citation: 11(1) JILS (2020)

Foreword by JILS Editorial Board

Applying Adverse Possession Rules to the Ayodhya Case by Sarath Ninan Mathew


Deportation of Bangladeshi Prisoners from India: Issues and Challenges by Rimple Mehta & Oishika Roy

Commercial Courts in India: Three Puzzles For Legal System Reform by Sudhir Krishnaswamy & Varsha Mahadeva Aithala

“Complete Justice”? Silences and Erasures in the Ayodhya Judgement by Amit Bindal


Compromise in Rape Cases in Punjab and Haryana: Gendered Narratives Animating Judicial Decision-Making by Malavika Parthasarathy & Rupal Oza

An Examination of the Effect of Informal Justice Systems upon Women by Tanvee Nandan


The Draft Model Guidelines on Implementation of IPR Policy for Academic Institutions: A Critique by Prabhat Kumar Saha & Shivam Kaushik


The Constitution, Liberty and Privacy by Shyam Divan