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NLIU Law Review call for papers by 15 June

The NLIU Law Review is an endeavour on the part of the student body of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal to encourage and inculcate in the students a spirit of legal research and develop their interest further in unexplored areas of the law.

It is the first of its kind in the University and has entirely been the effort of the Student Body. This exclusively student-run journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed law journal which seeks to focus on the burning issues in the legal scenario and promote an interest in the same. The first and second issues of the journal were a success and we look forward to an increasingly positive response to carry forward the journal and ensure a heightened level of enthusiasm in the legal fraternity regarding the same.

Call for Papers

The journal invite seeks to invite Articles, Essays and Judgement critiques on "Judicial Accountability: an Evolving Paradigm". Our aim is to broaden the horizons and ensure increased communication and better understanding between various members of our legal community. The first and second issues of the journal were a success, containing articles on an assortment of legal issues like Environmental Law, Family Law, and Criminal Law etc. This time however, the submission must be on one of the following sub-topics:
1) Judicial Standards and the Judicial Accountability Bill 2010
2) Legislative and Judicial Trends in Judicial Accountability in India
3) Need of a Watchdog for the Judiciary
4) Right to Information as an Instrument of Judicial Accountability.
5) Judicial Accountability and Independence of the Judiciary

The entries could be focussed on any narrow issue within the above sub-topics. The Law Review will accept articles which are in the range of 4000 to 8000 words for this issue. Co-authorship is allowed upto a maximum of two authors. All manuscripts must be original works of the author and must not be published or considered for publication elsewhere.
The submissions to the Journal are selected for publication on the basis of a peer-review mechanism conducted through an external Article Review Board consisting of academicians and experts in the field of Judicial Accountability. The Journal is edited by an Editorial Board consisting of students from the National Law Institute University selected on an annual basis through a selection process that tests them on their editing skills and knowledge in the concerned areas of law.
The NLIU Law Review is now accepting submission for the upcoming third issue. The deadline for the submission of Manuscripts is 15th June, 2011.

Submission Guidelines
• The submissions must conform to the guidelines specified and should be sent with a declaration of originality (which can be obtained by a request via e-mail) in the specified format by 15th June, 2011. Submissions received thereafter shall be considered for publication in the next issue.
• Submission should be accompanied with a covering letter including author’s name, email ID, mobile number and college name.
• Submissions must be in electronic form sent via email.
• Papers submitted must not be written by more than 2 authors.

Style guidelines
• The word limits for the same are 4000 to 8000 words.
• All submissions must be in (.doc) format. It must word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007.
• Papers must include an abstract of 250-300 words inclusive in the word limit.
• The text for the Main Body must be in Times New Roman, 11 points, 1.15 line spacing, justified, 1 inch margins on all sides. For the Footnotes it must be Times New Roman, 9 points, 1 line spacing, Justified.
• Citations must conform to standards laid down in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed. 2005).
• Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation. Substantive footnoting is permissible.
For further clarifications regarding the submission guidelines or any other subject matter, please contact .

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