About the Journal

The Indian Student Law Review (ISLR) is primarily a student-run journal of the School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University. ISLR is devoted to attracting quality socio-legal articles from legal enthusiasts and students irrespective of their area of study.

The Indian Student Law Review (ISLR); ISSN 2249-4391 has a summer and a winter edition of the journal publication which is both available as print and digital.


Contemporary Socio-legal issues with an interdisciplinary approach which is innovative and unique.


Academicians, Legal Practitioners, Researchers, and Students from any field of study are invited to submit articles for the ISLR.

About Registration

Submission of Abstract

Guidelines for the Abstract

  • Abstract must be of maximum 250 words & 5 Key Words have to be enlisted.
  • The working font is Times New Roman.
  • All content must be of Font Size 12. The Line Spacing shall be 1.5.

Final Paper Submission

Final paper must be submitted on or before 20th December 2021 following the guidelines given hereunder using the link attached here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy7WQp6LHi4Lp4NBkNQI-v5IIJpN0zddl6DFg4J_vFUj8Alw/viewform

Guidelines for the Final Paper

  • The word range for the paper should approximately vary between 3000 – 5000 words inclusive of footnotes.
  • The working font is Times New Roman. The main content must be of font size 12. The line spacing shall be 1.5. The foot notes shall be single spaced with font size of 10. Argumentative and running foot notes are to be avoided.
  • The page numbers shall be consecutively marked on the right-side bottom of the page.
  • The contributors shall divide the papers into Sections, which also includes Subsections (core and allied components). A minimum of 4 components (not exceeding 6) shall be identified.
  • Quotations shall be sparingly used. Unnecessary Italics and Bolds shall be avoided. Italics may be permitted for Principles/ Doctrines, Maxims, Etymology and Case Laws.
  • Avoid Capitalization as much as possible except in cases of Legal Jargons, Terms and Statutory Reference. For Example: Article, Section, Treaty, Resolution, Draft.
  • Abbreviations shall be used only in cases of frequent use. For Example: if ‘United Nations’ is frequently used, then it shall be abbreviated to UN (In case of popular abbreviations, the contributor is requested to adhere to the known form of abbreviation, Ex: united nations shall not be abbreviated to UniNat).
  • Punctuations should be sparingly used. Single quotation marks must be used.
  • In terms of cross references Supra and Infra can be selectively used.
  • The contributions must strictly relate to verifiable data. Adequate information must be provided for the sources relied. In case of supportive sources due acknowledgment must be furnished.
  • In general, sources from newspapers and Magazines should be avoided. In select cases, based upon the subject requirement, it may be permitted.
  • Plagiarism of maximum of 15-20 percent is allowed.
  • Contributions not adhering to the above said rules shall not be considered for publication.

Footnote Formatting Guidelines


  • Author, Title, Name of the Publisher: City of Publication, Edition No, Year of Publication and at Page No.
  • Example: R.P.Anand, New States in International Law, Hope India Publications: New Delhi, Revised Second Edition, 2008, Pg No. 10.


  • Author, Topic, Title of Journal, Volume No, Year of Publication at Particular Pages.
  • Example: Yogesh K Tyagi, The Concept of Humanitarian Intervention Revisited, Vol. 16, Michigan Journal of International Law, 1994-1995, Pg Nos. 883-910.


  • Title of Case Law, (Equivalent Citation), Page No. Para No.
  • Example: Suchita Srivastava and Another v. Chandigarh Administration, (AIR 2010 SC 235), Pg No. 237, Para No. 12.

Edited Book

  • Author, Title, (Name of the Editor), Title of the Book, Name of the Publisher: City of Publication, Edition, Year of Publication at Page No.
  • Example: C. G. Weeramantry, Towards More Purposeful Legal Research, in S.K.Verma and M.A.Wani (Editors), Legal Research and Methodology, Indian Law Institute: New Delhi, 2nd Edition, 2006, Pg No. 53.

Newspaper Articles

  • Author, Title, Name of the Paper, Date of Publication, Page No.
  • Example: V.S.Mani, It’s Our Boat, Our Courts, The Hindu, 23rd March 2013, Pg No. 3.

Documents of International Organisations

  • Author (If Available), Title, Name of the Organisation, Document No., Year at Page No.
  • Example: The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels, United Nations, A/RES/61/39, 2006 at Page No. 2.

Internet Reference

Other Documents: For all other documents follow the Official style as used in the Original.


  • The deadlines will not be extended in any circumstances.
  • The details and submissions must only be done through the given links and submissions through any other means will not be entertained.

Contact Details

Email at islrtndalu2021@gmail.com or

Ms. Sonu Mehtha, Editor in Chief at +91 6369639060.

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