The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July, 1999. The University was notified under Clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2004 and has been granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India in July 2005.

Initially, classes, which started in 2000, were held at Aranya Bhavan, where the Environment Ministry of the Government of West Bengal is located, and the first batches of students started living in government flats. On 28 October 2002, the university’s present-day permanent campus was inaugurated by the then Chief Justice of India, B. N. Kirpal.

Conditions of Publication

  1. Exclusive Submission Policy
    All submissions to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication.
  2. Indemnity for Liability
    Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism by the Editorial Board. Infringing, offensive or plagiarised submissions will be liable for rejection.
  3. Copyright Policy
    As a condition of publication, the authors grant the Journal an irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to reproduce, publish and distribute their submission(s) in all media including but not limited to print and any electronic services. The licence is granted for the duration of the subsistence of the copyright including any extensions and/or renewals.

Open Access Statement

The NUJS Law Review is committed to open access for academic work. All the articles published in the NUJS Law Review are freely accessible immediately from the date of publication. There are no author charges prior to publication, and no charge for any reader for accessing and downloading our articles for their own personal use.


The NUJS Law Review strives to ensure a speedy and efficient review process. In pursuance of the same, we normally review and revert with comments to articles within 3 – 4 weeks. Please note that this time may be sufficiently higher during March – April and October – November, due to additional university commitments. Authors should be prepared to make suitable changes to their articles as required by the Board of Editors before acceptance. All decisions made by the Board of Editors is final and may not be subject to additional review. We request all our authors to review our terms and conditions, before contacting us with any queries.

Submission Guidelines

The NUJS Law Review is a quarterly journal which accepts submissions on a rolling basis from external contributors. All submissions must be accompanied with a covering letter indicating the name of the author, title of the submission and the email address of the author. The submissions will be reviewed and edited by the Editorial Board under the supervision of the Editor in Chief.

We accept articles through this website.

Style Guidelines

The NUJS Law Review accepts submissions in the following categories:

  • Articles: 6,000 word minimum
  • Note: 4,000 – 6,000 words
  • Book Reviews: 2,000 – 4,000 words (only through solicitation)

All word limits are exclusive of footnotes

The journal is flexible on the word count depending on the quality of the submission. Referencing and citations must be in conformity with the NUJS Law Review Citation and Style Standard. Submissions must necessarily contain an abstract of not more than 200 words.

Authors must indicate their academic qualifications including the degrees completed and the name of the university/institution to which they are affiliated. Co-authoring of papers among individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible.

Formatting Guidelines:

  • The submission must be word-processed and in Times New Roman.
  • The main text should be in font size 12 and footnotes in font size 10.
  • A one line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.
  • All paragraphs must begin with a one-inch indent.
  • All hyperlinks must be in black colour and must not be underlined.

For further reference see the NUJS Law Review Citation and Style Standard.

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