Aims & Scope

The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is a bi-annual, student edited, peer-reviewed law review published by National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. NLSIR, which was first published in 1988 under its erstwhile title ‘Student Advocate Journal’, is the flagship law review of NLSIU and holds the unique distinction of being cited multiple times by the Supreme Court of India.

NLSIR aims to:

Publish scholarship of the highest calibre in all areas of Indian law,

including comparative perspectives that examine Indian law,

Promote accessibility to legal scholarship and discourse,

Encourage deliberation among academia, government, industry and non-governmental stakeholders,

Promote original legal writing among law students and young academics.

In furtherance of these aims, NLSIR publishes two Issues in its annual Volume. The first is a General Issue, which welcomes submissions on any area of law, including interdisciplinary analysis. There is no limitation on the choice of topic, with the only requirement that it involve legal analysis with relevance to India. Authors are free to look at any other field(s) of study for guidance in developing a scholarly critique of the past/current legal landscape. NLSIR invites contributions in the categories of long articles, essays, book reviews, case notes and legislative comments.

The second Issue each year is themed on our annual Symposium. The NLSIR Symposium is the flagship event of the Editorial Board which seeks to provide a platform for a discourse on topical issues. The theme for the symposium is a contemporary or pressing issue on which academics, practitioners, policy researchers and students engage in a productive dialogue. The deliberations at the Symposium provide the academic foundation for our second Issue, which will only feature articles on the Symposium theme.

In 2018, we launched NLSIR Online, the online companion blog of the print journal. NLSIR Online hosts shorter pieces on contemporaneous issues. Through this, we seek to better realise our mandate of making legal scholarship accessible to both contributors and readers.