Call for Papers | NLSIU’S LSPR Newsletter | Submission on Rolling Basis

About National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986. The premier law school was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions.

Consequently, the NLSIU was one of the first institutions in the country to introduce the five-year integrated law degree at the undergraduate level with the commencement of the first batch in 1988.

And for over 30 years now, the University has irrefutably remained a leader in the field of legal education in the country. This long-standing record has been possible due to the strong collaborations between legal academics, the Bar, the Bench and the State Government of Karnataka.

About LSPR

LSPR is an online Law and Policy platform run by the Kautilya Society from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore under the aegis of the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. They aim to use our legal expertise and analytical skills to present novel arguments on domestic and international issues that affect our daily lives.

They are frequently cited across a number of platforms and academic journals in India and abroad, such as The Diplomat, The Print, Firstpost, Vice, Voelkerrechtsblog, SCC Online, Mondaq, Modern Diplomacy, Independent Australia, Social Change Journal, and The Indian Journal of Law and Technology. Their articles have been cross-posted on multiple platforms such as LiveLaw, and The Eleventh Column.

LSPR’s Bi-Weekly Newsletter is one of the latest initiatives by LSPR. The newsletter comprises crisper articles dealing with highly contemporaneous issues. The Newsletter is now open for submissions on a rolling basis.

Submission Rules

  1. The submission should deal with highly contemporary issues concerning any area of Law/Policy, preferably dealing with events which have occurred within 2 weeks of the author’s submission. Only original content developed by the author(s) will be accepted. Submissions will be screened for plagiarism.
  2. The submission should be concise, and analytical and must provide a clear understanding of the contemporary issue it discusses. It is advisable that authors avoid excessive use of technical, and legal jargon for newsletter submissions.
  3. The submission should preferably be between 800 — 1,200 words. This stipulation is flexible at the Editors’ discretion in exceptional cases.
  4. The body of the email must contain a short bio of the author(s) and the name of the institution that they are affiliated to. Co-authorship of up to three authors is permitted.
  5. The submission should contain a title.
  6. References must be in the form of hyperlinks, linked to keywords and phrases in the body of the submission. Use of footnotes/endnotes should be limited to offline sources only. For footnotes/endnotes, the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) (4th edition) must be adhered to. Authors are advised to be precise while referencing, such as by hyperlinking the relevant statutes and judgements, and citing the precise provisions and chronology in brackets.
  7. Authors are also requested to attach an image to accompany the piece. The Image should be representative of the submission’s topic, area or argument. It should be high quality (upwards of 1000p) with an aspect ratio of 2:1. Please mention the image source in the email, for the purpose of giving creator credits.
  8. The authors must include a declaration in the body of the mail, as to the bona fides of their submission. A sample declaration to that effect can be: “The article is an original work of the author/s. I certify that the intellectual content of this article is the product of my own work. No part of this article has been copied from any other source without acknowledgement of the source.”

Submission Procedure

Submissions must be emailed to [email protected] in the form of a word document. The subject of the email should be ‘SUBMISSION — NEWSLETTER’.

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