"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well." -Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
National Law University Jodhpur Law Review: Call for Submissions
National Law University Jodhpur
Call For Submissions
Law Review is the flagship publication of National Law University, Jodhpur
(NLUJ). The Review is student-edited
and publishes one volume every year comprising of two separate issues. Each
issue contains submissions by student members of the Review, NLUJ students and other external contributors such as law
students and professors, practicing lawyers and other members of the legal
Review was established in order to
become a formidable instrument in providing impetus to legal research in India.
However, beyond contributing to the legal academia, the Review realises the growing paradox in legal scholarship, in that,
most journals have increasingly focussed on being published rather than being read.
The Review believes that legal
scholarship will only truly realise its raison
d’être when it plays a more tangible role in the lives of students,
professors, lawyers and judges. Thus, the Review
is committed to the cause of increasing the readability of published legal
scholarship and relieving it of some of the esotericism it seems to have
the Editorial Board invites original and unpublished Articles, Notes and Book
Reviews for the Review’s upcoming Volume 2. Although the Review accepts submissions on a rolling
basis throughout the year, the last date for a submission to be considered for
publication inVolume 2, Number 1 is August 5, 2013.
¨The Review has a word limit of 20,000 words or fewer (including
footnotes) for Articles; 15,000 words or fewer (including footnotes) for Notes;
and 10,000 words or fewer (including footnotes) for Book Reviews. However, the Editorial
Board may make exceptions to this rule on a case-by-case basis.
¨Authors are strongly
recommended to use footnotes instead of endnotes. Furthermore, text and
citations should conform to the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style.
¨Please include an abstract
of your submission with the text.
¨Since we review submissions
anonymously, we request you not to include your name, affiliation, or any other
identifying information in any part of the submission including the cover page,
footnotes and headers. Instead, we request you to indicate your name and
contact number along with any other information you deem necessary, in the body of the email. Resumes and biographical
information are not required to be provided.
¨You are required to provide
datasets with all empirical works so that third parties may replicate the published
findings. Exceptions may be made to this rule to the extent necessary to protect
privacy or confidentiality.