About NLSIU:

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is a public law review and located in Banglore, Karnataka. It was the first National Law University to be established in India as well as one of the first in the country to offer the five-year integrated undergraduate law degree.

About SLR:

SLR is a bi-annual, student-run, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR began with the support of the Modern Law Review, London in 2005 and has, over the past few years, carried articles by luminaries in the legal and social field such as Rajeev Dhavan, Roger Cotterrell, W.T. Murphy, and Asghar Ali Engineer.

AIM: It aims to be a forum that involves, promotes, and engages scholars and students to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface between law and society.

SLR is currently accepting submissions for Volume 17, Issue 2.

Submission guidelines:

SLR invites submissions in the following categories –

  1. Long Articles – Between 6,000 – 8,000 words.
  2. Short Articles – Between 3,500 – 5,000 words.
  3. Book Reviews – Between 2,000 – 3,000 words.
  4. Case Notes/ Legislative Comments – Between 1,500 – 2,500 words.
  5. Notes from the Field – Notes from the Field are pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. For contributions in this category, empirical studies are encouraged.

All manuscripts must be submitted in a .doc or .docx format. The manuscripts must necessarily be accompanied by the author’s biographical information in a separate title page and an abstract of not more than 250 words.

Please refer to SLR’s style guide, for formatting and citation guidelines: https://77c86aee-837e-44bb-89c9-565f7c248f89.filesusr.com/ugd/d56aa6_2be319d79ba642a69401ac5fd66c6819.pdf

Submit by:

The last date for submission of manuscripts for Volume 17(2) is February 15, 2021. Submissions sent after this will be considered for publication in Volume 18(1).

How to submit:

Please mail submission to sociolegalreview.nls@gmail.com, with the subject ‘Submission for Socio-Legal Review – Volume 17(2)’.

Review process:

SLR follows a system of two rounds of internal reviews by the Editorial Board. If approved in both rounds, the manuscript is then subjected to two double-blind peer reviews simultaneously. Authors should be prepared to make suitable changes to their manuscripts as required by the Editorial Board before publication.

Important Instructions:

Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned or rejected. SLR reserve the right to reject manuscripts without providing substantive feedback.

Please note that in the event that a manuscript submitted to SLR has been submitted and accepted by any other journal, the author must withdraw their submission from SLR. If SLR accepts the manuscript first, the author must withdraw it for consideration from all other Journals. Failure to do so will lead to the removal of the piece for consideration for publication in SLR.

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