Call for Papers| NLSIU’s Socio-Legal Review [Vol 18]: Submit by Oct 15

About The NLSIU, Bangalore

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.

About the Socio-Legal Review

The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-run, peer reviewed journal published by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU). SLR began with the support of the Modern Law Review, London in 2005 and has, over the past few years, carried articles by luminaries in the legal and social field such as Rajeev Dhavan, Roger Cotterrell, W.T. Murphy and Asghar Ali Engineer. It aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages scholars and students to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface between law and society. Recently, SLR was also cited by the Supreme Court in two of its decisions, namely, Justice KS Puttaswamy v Union of India and Joseph Shine v Union of India.

About the SLR Forum

The Socio-Legal Review Forum (SLR Forum) was conceptualized as a platform for informed debate on contemporary developments. The Forum acts as an online companion to our print journal. It accepts short pieces in the form of comments on recent legal developments or book reviews engaging with recent literature. Longer pieces in the form of essays or responses to pieces published in the journal are also accepted.

Submission Guidelines

SLR is currently looking for articles for Volume 18(1), as well as for the SLR Forum. We have a broad mandate and look at any articles with a perceivable link between law and society, particularly in a South Asian context.

Important link

For Submission guidelines for the journal, Click here

For Submission guidelines for the SLR Forum, Click here


The last date for submission of manuscripts for Volume 18(1) is October 15, 2021. Submissions sent after this will be considered for publication in Volume 18(2).

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