Call for Papers: TNNLU Law Review

About TNNLU Law Review

Established in 2018, the journal seeks to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to the law through submissions from students, academics, and other members of the legal community.

The journal’s previous editions included articles from Prof Upendra Baxi on the use of Kautilya Principles in international law; Prof Judy Fudge on the success of pay equity legislation; Prof Meghan Campbell on two-child limit policies in the UK and their intersectional effects; Prof Ranita Nagar on the competitive constitution and its access price of Civil Liberties; Prof Ritu Dewan on gender de-equalization via labor codes; and many more.

Call for Papers

The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for Volume V, Issue I of the TNNLU Law Review, a faculty-cum-student run, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually. 

Submission Categories

Submissions for the upcoming issue are welcome under the following categories:

  • Long articles: 5000 – 8000 words
  • Short articles/Note: 3000 – 5000 words
  • Case comments & Book reviews: 1500 – 2500 words

Submission Deadline

May 31, 2022

Submission Guidelines

Types of Submissions

  • Long Articles (5000-8000 words): Submissions under this category must present a comprehensive study of a central theme, along with the identification and analysis of related sub- themes. Purely theoretical papers will also be accepted under this category.
  • Short Articles/Notes (3000-5000 words): Submissions under this category must deal with contemporary legal issues. It should directly address a specific issue and must be engaging and concise. Author(s) can also include evaluative comments on pending or recent legislation keeping in mind the objective and rationale of the legislation in question.
  • Case Comments (1500-2500 words): Case comments must be critical analysis of recent judicial pronouncements. It must identify and examine the questions of law present in the case and comment on implications of the judgment for evolution of that branch of law.
  • Book Review (1500-2500 words): Reviews of books relating to contemporary legal literature can be submitted under this category. The review should identify the relevant arguments put forth by the author and present a comprehensive critique of the same.

Submission Guidelines

  • While there are no rigid thematic constraints, contributions should be within the scope of legal studies and allied interdisciplinary studies.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 200 words.
  • The main body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes must conform to the ILI Rules of Footnoting and should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing. End notes are not to be used.
  • Joint submission of two co-authors is allowed.
  • All submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter mentioning submission category, title of manuscript, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author(s).
  • The body of the manuscript should not contain any personal details of the author, so as to enable anonymous screening and peer-review.
  • The manuscript must be an original and unpublished work and must not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright of all submissions selected for publication shall vest with TNNLU.
  • All submissions will go through two rounds of review, each taking a minimum of 4-5 weeks post acknowledgement of receipt and/or selection from first round of review, as the case may be. Final selection of manuscripts will be made on the basis of comments received from the peer-reviewers.
  • The authors are expected to incorporate this feedback and make necessary amendments in their manuscripts before they can be published.

Submission Procedure

  • TNNLU-LR accepts electronic submissions in MS Word (.doc/.docx) format only. Submissions should be sent via email to
  • The last date for sending manuscripts is May 31, 2022.

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