About NLR

The NLIU Law Review is the flagship journal of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. It is a peer-reviewed academic law journal, published biannually by the students of the University. The Law Review aims to promote a culture of scholarly research and academic writing by bringing to the forefront, articles on subjects of interest to the legal profession and academia.

As of the year 2023, the Law Review has completed thirteen successful years, with nineteen editions in publication. NLR has been successfully recognised by, and indexed on several databases including Manupatra, SCC and HeinOnline.

NLIU Law Review is now accepting submissions of manuscripts for publication in Volume XIII, Issue I of the journal.


The NLIU Law Review does not restrict itself to any particular area of law and welcomes contributions from all branches of law, as long as the work is relevant, up-to-date and original.

Mode of Submission

  • Submissions must be made only through the electronic form available on our website. Submissions made through any other medium, including by way of emails, shall not be considered for review by the Editorial Board.
  • All the submissions must be in (.docx) format. They must be word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or above.
  • The manuscript should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author. All the relevant details must be mentioned only within the form attached.
  • Submissions must be made on or before 23:59 hours on August 31, 2023.
  • Authors shall receive an email acknowledging the receipt of their manuscript within ten days of receiving the entry. If the same is not received, authors can write at lawreview@nliu.ac.in.

Types of Submissions accepted by the NLIU Law Review:

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

  • Articles: 4,000-10,000 words
  • Case Notes: 2,000-5,000 words
  • Legislative Comments: 1,000-3,000 words
  • Book reviews: 1,000-3,000 words

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

Submission Guidelines

  • Manuscripts submitted to the Journal must not be co-authored by more than two persons. Authors are permitted to send only one submission per author or a team of co-authors.
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract of 250-300 words. The abstract must highlight the structure and the essence of the manuscript.
  • Authors are requested to strictly adhere to our Submission Guidelines. 
  • All the submissions must comply with our Copyright and Open Access Policy.
  • Manuscripts not in conformity with the Submission Guidelines may be rejected at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board reserves the right to send the manuscripts back to the authors for any modification(s) at any stage, in the event of non-conformity with any of the submission guidelines.
  • The Editorial Board may, in its absolute discretion, waive any of the above rules or amend the process. In case of any dispute or ambiguity, the decision of the Editorial Board shall be final and binding.

Contact Details

In case of any query related to the NLIU Law Review, please reach out to lawreview@nliu.ac.in or to Akshat Shukla (Editor-in-Chief) +91 79870 85907 or Pooja V (Deputy Editor-in-Chief) +91 63694 68075.



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