Amity Law School, Delhi has the unique distinction of being the first law school in Delhi to start a 5-year integrated LLB (H.) programme in 1999. It has been granted affiliation by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi which was further approved by the Bar Council of Delhi. The law programme offered by the School seeks to promote multi-disciplinary analysis of the socio-legal problems by designing effective course structure and teaching
The ALSD Student Journal is an initiative of the Student Journal Society. It invites contributions from students studying in various universities in India and abroad. It is a peer reviewed Journal having ISSN No. 2249-4421. It was first published in the year 2011 and is published annually. The Journal is channelized through ALSD website (www.amity.edu/als). No publication fee is levied upon the contributors.
The theme for the current issue is “Contemporary Legal Issues and Intersectionality with Public Policy”. The scope of the Journal includes (but is not limited to) research pertaining on:
❖ Restructuring rights in constitutional democracies with judicial prowess
❖ Future of healthcare regulations for promoting access to equitable treatment for all
❖ Probe into the gendered divide under Populist-Nationalist regimes
❖ Convergence of private and public international laws vis-à-vis human rights laws and
dispute resolution process
❖ Cross-border foreign disputes emerging under environmental and energy agreements
❖ Challenges to procedural enforcement under Intellectual Property Laws
❖ Future of cyber regulations impacting national security
❖ Changing narratives in antitrust laws and regulations vis-à-vis technology, innovation and
❖ Mapping the progress in insolvency and bankruptcy laws
❖ Analysis of the underlying issues in investment arbitration and international law
❖ AI rethinking internet regulation and impacting accountability, transparency, and ethical
The coverage of the Journal includes all new developments in the above-mentioned fields. The sub-theme of the paper should be consistent with the main theme. Co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of two authors. Manuscripts can be in the form of Articles, Research Notes, Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews.
Due to the present pandemic (COVID-19), the upcoming issue of Student Journal is expected
to be published in digital version.
The last date for submission of full manuscript is 24th October 2021. All papers must be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject marked as “SUBMISSION – VOLUME 10”. All queries shall be emailed to email@example.com with the subject marked as “QUERY”
In order to maintain the quality of Publication/Journals, the ALSD Publication Ethics follows the philosophy and principles of Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE). ALSD believes in the duty to retain the integrity of scientific record. ALSD invites papers from students pursuing undergraduate and masters in law.
To further strengthen the quality of contribution from authors, ALSD restricts the co-authorship number up to two.
Abstract: All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of about 200 words outlining the central theme(s) of the paper.
Copyright: Authors shall warrant that the paper submitted for publication does not infringe the copyright of any other person, except as agreed otherwise. The copyright of the articles published shall vest with the publisher, viz., Amity Law School, Delhi. The publisher, however, shall not be liable for any copyright infringement.
Cover page: In order to facilitate anonymity, authors must mention their names, contact details (including contact no., e-mail address for correspondence) and affiliations only on the cover page
of the manuscript.
English: British spelling and punctuation conventions.
Font Size and Style: Times New Roman 12 point for the main text and 10 point for footnotes.
Line spacing 1.5 for the main text and 1.0 for footnotes.
Headings: The heading should be used as per the following style:
• First heading: 12pt, Bold Centrally aligned
• Second heading: 12pt, Bold Left aligned
• Third heading 12pt, Italics Centrally aligned
Length: Papers should follow the following word limits (including footnotes and exclusive of
• Articles should be between 5000 to 7000 words.
• Notes, Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews should be between
2000 and 3000 words.
The Editors may, however, accept longer submission in appropriate cases.
Indent: Left and Right indent should be 0.5 on both sides.
References: Footnotes should be used and not endnotes.
Quotations/ Quotation Mark: Double quotation marks should be used; single quotation marks should be used only for quotes within a quotation. Quotations over 50 words should be indented.
All manuscripts will go through a plagiarism test. Only the papers coming within permissible limit of similarity index will undergo a blind peer review process. Finally, the referee panel will give final approval for publication.
Content: Paper should contain an original contribution to scholarship by making a cohesive argument supported with appropriate authorities.
Plagiarism: The paper would be published only after standard plagiarism test. The authors are
also requested to attach an undertaking of originality.
Complementary Copies: All authors will be provided 3 complementary copies of the issue in
which their paper appears (conditional on publication in hard copy)
Mode of Citation for Books
A. For an Authored Book
(i) By a single or two authors:
Name of the author(s), Title of the book Pg.no. (Publisher, Place of publication, edition/year of publication)
• S.N. Mishra, Labour and Industrial Laws 76 (Central Law Publications, Allahabad, 28th edn. 2018)
• M.P. Jain and S.N. Jain, Principles of Administrative Law 38 (LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhawa, Nagpur, 7thedn., 2011)
(ii) By multiple authors (more than two):
Names of the first two authors, et.al., Title of the book p.no. (if referring to specific page or pages) (Publisher, Place of publication, edition/year of publication).
• Harold G. Coward, Julius J. Lipner, et al., Hindu Ethics, Purity, Abortion, and Euthanasia (State University, New York Press, Albany, 1989).
B. For Edited Books
(i) By a single or two editors:
Name of the editor(s) (ed(s.)), Title of the book p.no. (Publisher, Place of publication, edn/year)
• P.J. Fitzgerald (ed.), Salmond on Jurisprudence (Sweet and Maxwell, 12thedn, 2016)
• Elizabeth Clark and Herbert Richardson (eds.), Women and Religion: A Feminist
Sourcebook of Christian Thought (Harper, New York, 1977).
(ii) By more than two editors:
Name of the editors, the first two only, et.al. (eds.), Title of the book p.no. (If referring to specific page or pages) (Publisher, Place of publication, edn/year).
• E.g. Chatrapati Singh, P.K. Choudhary, et.al. (eds.), Towards Energy Conservation Law 78 (ILI, Delhi, 1989).
Mode of Citation of Case Law
(i) Where the case title is written in the body of the text, only the name of the case shall be in the text e.g. Kesavananda Bharthi v. State of Kerala and the citation is written in the footnote as AIR 1973 SC 1461. ii. If the name and citation are to be written in the footnote itself: Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala, AIR 1973 SC 1461.
(ii) If parties to a case are numerous, e.g. State of Punjab v. Union of India and others; this case is to be cited as: State of Punjab v. Union of India (1977) 3 SCC 592.
E.g. – Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Act 45 of 2000).
Section(s) in a Statute
• Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Act 45 of 2000), s. 30.
• Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Act 45 of 2000), ss. 30, 32.
• The Constitution of India, art. 21.
• The Constitution of India, arts. 14, 19, 21.
Mode of Citation for Articles
(i) Citation of a paper published in a journal/periodical:
Name of author of the article, title of the essay within inverted commas, volume number of journal Name of the journal in abbreviation page number (year).
• E.g. – Zoe Robinson, “Constitutional Personhood” 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 605 (2016).
(ii) Citation of a write-up published in a newspaper/periodical:
Name of the writer, Title of the write-up within inverted commas, Name of the newspaper, date
• E.g. Lalmani Verma, “Snubbed and sulking, BJP’s junior partners in UP ask for more” The
Indian Express, Dec. 26, 2018.
(iii) Citation of an editorial from a newspaper:
Editorial, Title of the Editorial within inverted commas Name of the newspaper, date
• E.g. – Editorial, “Delhi, after 1984” The Indian Express, Dec. 26, 2018.
• Supra/ Infra
• Supra (Latin: ‘above’) is used to refer to a prior footnote.
• If a different page number is to be indicated in a source referred to in a prior footnote, e.g.
Supra note 5 at 34.
• Avoid the use of Infra (below)
(v) Ibid./ Id.
• Ibid. (meaning ‘in the same place’) is used to refer to an authority in the footnote
immediately preceding the current footnote and the same page/place is being referred to.
• Id. (meaning ‘the same’) is used if the authority is the same but the page or place of reference is different. E.g. Id. at 30.
E.g. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Federalism and its alternatives-2 available
at: https://frontline.thehindu.com/columns/sabyasachi-bhattacharya/article25751231.ece. (last visited on Dec 26, 2018).
E.g.-Law Commission of India, 276th Report on Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting Including in Cricket in India (July, 2018)
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