Law & Society

With Githa Hariharan as their "Line Editor", and with the likes of Upendra Baxi, Nivedita Menon, and Sanjoy Hazarika on their Advisory Board, the National Law School of India's Socio-Legal Review has much going for it.

Edited by Vatsala Sahay and a team that includes Mallika Abidi, Raeesa Vakik, Sahana Manjesh and Vrinda Bhandari, the Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published annually by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The Journal aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students and scholars to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface of law and society.

SLR thus features guest articles by eminent scholars as well as student essays, providing an interface for the two communities to interact.

The Journal subscribes to an expansive view on the interpretation of “law and society” thereby keeping its basic criteria for contributions simply that of high academic merit, as long as there is a perceivable link. This would include not just writing about the role played by law in social change, or the role played by social dynamics in the formulation and implementation of law, but also writing that simply takes cognizance of legal institutions/ institutions of governance/administration, power structures in social commentary and so on. Through this effort, the journal also hopes to fill the lacunae relating to academic debate on socio-legal matters among law students.

Socio-Legal Review welcomes contributions for its seventh volume to be released in 2011.

Here are some guidelines, but for any clarifications, please write to them at slr@nls.ac.in. All contributions submitted to the journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication. The Editorial Board has refrained from imposing a theme. A submission is welcome as long as it fits within the general mandate of the Journal, as outlined above.

  1. Contributions should be mailed only in a soft copy to slr@nls.ac.in, the subject of the mail being ‘Submission for 2011 volume’. Biographical information is to be provided in a removable title page.
  2. The Journal is accepting contributions for Articles and Short Articles. Articles should not ordinarily exceed 8000 words, and Short Articles should not ordinarily exceed 3000 words. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without review manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.
  3. The last date for submission is November 30th, 2010. Submissions made after this date will be considered for publication in the next volume.
  4. All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc documents (preferably Microsoft Word 2003).
  5. SLR follows the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (19/e) style of referencing. Contributors are requested to comply with the same.

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