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 8

Citation: 8 JILS (2017)

From the Desk of the Honourable Vice Chancellor

Editorial Note: Portability of Social Security for Indian Migrant Workers in the Gulf – A Need of the Hour by Siddharth Sonkar


Transactional Sex: A Socioeconomic Right Rooted in Dignity and Consent by Bhaskar Kumar

Leave to Bleed: A Jurisprudential Study of the Policy of Menstrual Leaves by Vrinda Aggarwal


How does India Fare on Regulatory Hygiene? Status Check of the Rule-Making Process by Bhuvana Anand, Ritika Shah, and Jayana Bedi

Individual’s Right to Privacy: Panchayati Eclecticism and Feminist Constitutionalism by Ishani Mookherjee

Religious Practices and Evolving Jurisprudence of Article 17 by Snehil Kunwar Singh


Will the Abrogation of Article 35A Lead to Greater Gender Equality in Jammu & Kashmir by Varun Kannan