Call For Papers

Call For Papers | NALSAR Student Law Review: Submit By Aug 31

About NALSAR, Hyderabad

The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research is a National Law University located in Shamirpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is a public law school and one of the first universities in the nation to offer the five-year BA LLB course. It was established in 1998.

About NALSAR Student Law Review

The NALSAR Student Law Review (NSLR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Volume XVI. NSLR is an annual, double-blind, student-edited, peer-reviewed law review that is the flagship publication of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. With a collaborative system of review and publication process, we remain committed to encouraging and enhancing the quality of legal scholarship in India.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome submissions in any area of law. Submissions may be in the form of:

  • Articles: An article must comprehensively analyse a specific issue. It must study the status quo, indicate the lacunae therein, and suggest potential solutions. An article may also employ a comparative, historical or multi-disciplinary approach to strengthen the author’s argument. An article should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words.
  • Essays: Essays are more concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization. An essay should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words.
  • Comments: A comment critiques a recent judicial pronouncement, landmark case or any recent legislation or bill before the parliament or a state legislature. The word limit for a comment is between 1,500 and 3,000 words.
  • Book Reviews: A critical review may be undertaken of a book-related to the law. The word limit for a review is between 1,500 and 3,000 words

Word Limit

All the word limits mentioned above are exclusive of footnotes. Please note that the word limits will be strictly enforced.


The NSLR follows the ‘The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition)’ format of citation. Speaking footnotes are discouraged. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single spacing.


Submissions must include a brief abstract of not more than 250 words providing a capsule summary of the paper. A maximum of 5 (five) keywords must be provided as part of the abstract. The abstract will not be included in the word limit.


Submissions are invited from undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners, academicians, research scholars and anyone else studying or working in the legal field. Submissions may be coauthored by a maximum of two authors.


Authors are requested to ensure that the research submitted is original. The work has to be fully referenced, and all authors cited should be accurately represented.


The last date for submission for Volume XVI is 31 August 2021. Submissions sent after the deadline will not be considered for publication in Volume XVI.

Submission Procedure

Please send your submissions as a .doc or .docx file with the subject title ‘Volume XVI – NSLR Submission’ to email id The email should contain the name of the author(s), qualifications, the title of the manuscript and contact information.

Further, it should indicate which category the paper is intended for. Please do not include any information that could identify the author(s) in the manuscript itself. Additionally, everyone submitting via email is also requested to fill this form immediately.

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