Call for Papers: NUALS’s Health Law Quarterly


NUALS: The National University of Advanced Legal Studies [NUALS], established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature, is a National Law University in Kochi, India for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate legal education. NUALS strives to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of the law, judicial processes and encourages research activities under dedicated Centres of Research.

CHLP: The Center for Health Law and Policy (CHLP) at NUALS recognizes the importance of the role played by law in upholding the standards of healthcare and access to healthcare in society. Health law is an important tool that plays a critical role in shaping the behavior and well-being of people. It focuses on structuring the role and responsibilities of the State for protecting the right to health of people.

Health law mainly focuses on the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms. It also analyzes legal issues in public health practice and seeks to remedy the same. The Center recognizes the importance of these aspects of health law and therefore undertakes research, sensitization, and other activities to promote, analyze and suggest revisions in law where necessary.

About the Newsletter

The Centre for Health Law and Policy has introduced the NUALS Health Law Newsletter to engage the legal community in a discourse on the important but often-ignored area of health law. The Newsletter, the first of its kind in the field of Health Law in India, further aims to disseminate knowledge relating to the current and historical developments in the field of the health law.

The article section will consist of theoretical and critical essays. The Newsletter would also include case summaries and other legal developments in India and around the world in the area of health law, apart from articles written by experts in the field.

Call for Papers

The Editorial team of the NUALS Health Law Newsletter is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for the 2nd edition of the e-Newsletter from academicians, professionals, and law students. All submissions will undergo a thorough review by the Editorial Board and the selected submissions will be published in the Newsletter.

Submission Guidelines

Categories of Submissions

  • Short Articles: 1500 words
  • Long Articles: 2000 -3000 words
  • Case comments: 700 words

The word limit is exclusive of footnotes and is flexible at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

General Guidelines

  • All submissions must be made via the Google Form found thriugh the link-
  • Submissions must be made before March 19, 2021 for the second quarter (January – March) scheduled for publication by April end.
  • The submissions must be original works and should not have been published or be in consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • All submissions are subject to a plagiarism check, if the work is found to be unoriginal the submission will be rejected. (Maximum plagiarism allowed is 10%.) The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject any work during the review process if it is found to be unoriginal or not meeting the standards set by the editorial board.
  • Co-authorship of a maximum of two people is permitted.
  • CCLP reserves all rights over the submissions.

Formatting Guidelines

  • All submissions are to be made in .doc/.docx/.odt format. PDF submissions are not accepted.
  • The body of the manuscript must be according to the following specifications:
    • Font: Times New Roman
    • Font size: 12 
    • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Submissions must follow the OSCOLA (4th edition) style of citation. 
  • Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.

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