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 13(1)

Citation: 13(1) JILS (2022)

Foreword by Professor Dr. Rukmini Sen

Editorial Note by Alex K. Koshy


Justice for Children: With Special Reference To Education by Krishna Kumar

Whose Intentionality is it Anyway? Analogizing the Literary Theory Architecture for International Treaty Interpretation by Vanya Kumar

Online Platforms and the Future of Regulation by Regis Lanneau

When Law Defeats its Purpose: How Anti-Dowry Legislations (Fail to) Address the Norms that Motivate Dowry Payments in India by Shubhangi Roy

Sector Specific Effectiveness of Gender Budgeting on Gender Equality and Fiscal Space: Empirical Evidence From Asia Pacific by Lekha Chakraborty, Marian Ingrams, Yadawendra Singh & Komal Jain

Sex Worker as the Juridical Subject: Interrogating the Violence of Legal Interpretation by Rachna Chaudhary

Environmental Rule of Law in India: A Transformative Principle or Old Wine in a New Bottle? by Himanshu Ahlawat & Sujith Koonan

Beyond the Legal Status of Cities: A Framework for Analysing Multi-Level Governance by Mariana Valverde & Anirudh Goel

Impact of FDI Policy on Animal Husbandry Sector in India: A Post COVID-19 Scenario by Vivek Mukherjee & Akansha Singh


Bhavya Nain vs High Court of Delhi: Bipolar Disorder and Competence, Agency, Disability by Arun Sagar


Intellectual Property and Immorality: Against Protecting Harmful Creations of the Mind by Jyothsna Gurumurthy