Submission Guidelines


  • The National Law School Journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis.
  • There are no fees for submission or publication.
  • Types of submissions

  • Articles: 5,000-8,000 words (flexible in exceptional cases)
  • Legislative and Case Notes: 2,000-4,000 words
  • Book Reviews: 2,000-4,000 words
  • Style

  • Use British spelling, in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary. For example, use ‘labour’ and not ‘labor’, ‘recognise’ and not ‘recognize’, and ‘judgement’ and not ‘judgment’.
  • Consult the Oxford Standard Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) to cite sources.
  • First-level headings should be numbered 1, 2 and so on.
  • Second-level headings should be lettered A, B, C and so on.
  • Third-level headings should be numbered (i), (ii), and so on.
  • Use single quotation marks for quotations, and double quotation marks for quotations within quotations.