Call for Papers: RGNUL Student Research Review

About RGNUL Student Research Review

The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Publication is a biannual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed flagship journal based at Punjab’s Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law. It was established with the goal of encouraging black-and-white debates.

Call for Papers

The RGNUL Student Research Review invites papers and submissions for Volume 8, Issue 2, from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries and students on the theme titled: “Unboxing the Legal Potential of the Sports & Gaming Industry: Redesigning India’s Way of Playing”
The sports and gaming industry in India is highly competitive and is undergoing rapid developments to expand its global reach. Sports and gaming laws encompass a wide array of legal fields like criminal, administrative, constitutional, and regulatory laws. Due to the cultural phenomenon of traditional sports and the advent of the internet and technology, the sports and gaming industry has undergone an unprecedented transformation in the last few decades.1 This, however, has been accompanied by a plethora of challenges. The absence of comprehensive laws and uniform regulations is the biggest lacuna which plagues the growth and development of this industry.

Sub themes

  • Archaic Laws & Unaddressed Concerns: The Need for Comprehensive Legal Reforms
    • Need for a Standardised Regulatory Framework
    • Analysis of Previous Legislative Initiative
  • The Dark Underbelly of the Sports & Gaming Industry
    • Prevalence of Corruption
    • Human Rights Violations and Exploitation
    • Substance Abuse in the Sports & Esports Industry
  • The Impact of Modernisation on the Sports & Gaming Industry
    • Addressing Contemporary Concerns in the Esports Industry
    • Revamping Broadcasting & Advertising Regulations
    • Implications of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Role of Artificial Intelligence
  • The Commercialisation & Industrialisation of the Sports Industry
    • Intersection between Competition Law & Sports Law
    • Industrialisation of the Sports Sector: An Ambitious Exploration?
  • Labour & Employment Law Concerns in the Sports Industry
    • Analysing the Legalities of Collaboration & Sponsorship Deals
    • Addressing Unionisation, Fair Pay & Workplace Concerns
  • The Socio-Legal Aspects of Online Gaming with a Special Emphasis on Children and Young-Adults
    • Physical & Mental Health Concerns
    • Legal Implications of Micro transactions & Loot Boxes: An Unchecked Threat?
    • Advertising Guidelines: The Necessity for Stringent Implementation
  • The Grey Market of the Fantasy Sports Industry in India
  • The Comparative Analysis of International Sports & Gaming Law

Note: The above-mentioned sub-themes and sub-points are only illustrative and not exhaustive, and the authors are free to write upon any other sub-theme, provided they fall within the broad ambit of this journal’s theme.


  • All manuscripts submitted, must be original and should not have been published elsewhere, to be considered for publication in RSRR.
  • All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board reserves the right of rejection without a review of the manuscript.
  • The manuscript should not contain the name(s) of the author(s), their institutional affiliations, or any other identification markers. The title of the manuscript should indicate the sub-theme that the author(s) have chosen.
  • Upon submission, every manuscript will undergo an internal review by the Board of Editors. If approved, it is subject to a double-blind peer review process.
  • Authors must note that grammatical and legal accuracy, contribution to literature (originality of content), etc. will be some of the major criteria on which the submissions will be analysed. The responsibility for the accuracy of the facts, opinions, or viewpoints stated in the submitted paper shall rest solely with the author(s).


Submission Categories

  • The RSRR invites papers under the following categories:
    • Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words) Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal.
    • Short Notes (3,500 to 5,000 words) Short Notes: A note containing brief, terse and pointed arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or an issue of importance which may have not received due research.
    • Case Comments (2,000 to 4,000 words) Case Comments: An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case.
    • Legislative Comments (2,500 to 4,000 words) Legislative Comments: A comment that analyses the objective of the legislation and analyses the legal impact of the same.
    • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) Normative Law Articles: These will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. They seek 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 authors are welcome to draft amendments (or even a law in entirety) to the existing laws should they believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as sociological, political, and economic implications of the law.

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