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Call for Papers: RGNUL Student Law Review


The RGNUL Student Research Review [formerly known as RGNUL Student Law Review] (hereinafter “Law Review”) is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It is the flagship journal managed by the students of the University. It has been founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white. Legal Research skills form the core of the learning process in any dimension of law. The primary function of the Law Review is to promote student research, deliberation and writing in the field of law.

The Law Review aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects (“articles”), preferably written by law students as well as shorter pieces, commonly called “notes” and “comments”.

Normative law articles form a major component of the Law Review. Legislative Bill Drafting is one of the novel and the primary areas which it aims to cover. Ambiguous provisions in the law are a cause of concern amongst the legal community. In pursuance of the same, any flaws in domestic legislations/treaties can be addressed in the article. The Law Review aims to seek the opinion of student researchers and provides the option to DRAFT and/or AMEND the existing law.

Theme For volume 3 Issue 1

The theme for Volume 3 Issue 1 will focus on the theme:

“Contemporary Issues of Alternate Dispute Resolution Mechanism”

Note: The said theme covers all forms of ADR mechanisms as well as both national and international laws and conventions.



  • Efficiency and Scope of ADR Mechanism in handling:
    • International Nuclear Disputes
    • International Investment disputes
    • Tax Treaties
    • Commercial Contracts
    • Rights in Rem
  • Arbitration: 
    • Amendment Act of 2016 
    • Institutional Arbitration v. Ad-hoc Arbitration
    • Public Policy Doctrine
  • Role of Technology in Assistance of ADR Mechanisms
  • Kindly note that the above list of sub-themes is not exhaustive.

Submission Categories

The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review. Articles are invited under the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000 to 8,000 words)
  • Short Notes (3,000-5,000 words)
  • Case Comments  (3,000 to 4,000 words)
  • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words)

Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.

Short Notes: These should contain brief, case and point arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or an issue of importance which may have not received due research. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.

Normative Law Articles: The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 5,000 words.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.
  • All footnotes should be in Garamond 10 single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation. (Get your free copy from or mail at
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of TWO co-authors.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format only.
  • The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.
  • We are also available via Bepress and Scholastica.

Submission Deadline

The Last Date for submissions is 15th July, 2016 by 11:59 P.M (Indian Standard Time)

Students pursuing their Undergraduate and Masters Course can send their submissions for the Law Review. Co-authorship must be between students.


The Journal shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.


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For any further queries, you can contact the Editorial Board at

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