I. Types of Submissions accepted by the NLIU Law Review:

Manuscripts on any topic of contemporary legal relevance meeting the below-mentioned criteria:

  • Articles = 5000-10000 words
  • Case notes = 2000-5000 words
  • Legislative Comments = 1000-3000 words
  • Book reviews = 1000-3000 words

The word limit is inclusive of the abstract and exclusive of footnotes.

II. General Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter including the name of the author, email ID, mobile number and the name of the author’s institution.
  • Submissions must be in electronic form sent via email.
  • Submissions must be made to lawreview@nliu.ac.in before 23:59 hrs, 20 January 2021.
  • The manuscript itself should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author. These details must only be mentioned in the covering letter.
  • All submissions must be in (.docx) format. They must be word-processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 and above.
  • Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not be written by more than 2 authors.
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract of 250-300 words (included in the word limit). The abstract must highlight the structure and essence of the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts not in conformity with these guidelines may be rejected at the sole discretion of the editor.
  • Submissions should also be accompanied with a Declaration Form which can be downloaded from the link given below.

III. Citation Standards:

  • Citations must strictly conform to the standards laid down in OSCOLA 4th edition (The Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities).
  • Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation.
  • Speaking/substantive footnotes are discouraged.

For the detailed version of the submission guidelines please refer to: