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DNLU Student Law Journal (DNLU SLJ), Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur is inviting submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year from members of the bar, legal professionals, law students, or others who are interested in publishing with us and wish to further legal discourse.

About the University

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur was established in 2018. The University is established for the advancement of learning, teaching, research, and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law.

About the DNLU SLJ

The DNLU Student Law Journal (DNLU SLJ) is a flagship journal of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, established with the objective of promoting academic research and fostering debate on contemporary legal issues. It is an annual, double-blind student-reviewed, and edited journal, focusing on an interdisciplinary approach towards legal writing. DNLU SLJ as a journal sparks the expression of thoughts and incentivises students through a healthy platform for representation.

The journal provides opportunities for young brilliant minds to explore varied fields of law and its scope is sufficiently broad to encompass domestic and international legal and policy-related concerns and is not limited to any one area of law. The journal has the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court as ‘Patron-in-chief’ and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagaraj as Patron. DNLU-SLJ was conceived for serious academic deliberation and to disseminate information to the interested audience. DNLU-SLJ has reacted to the growing need for immediate reactions to contemporary legal developments by launching DNLU-SLJ (Online).

General Guidelines

  • The DNLU-SLJ (Online) only accepts submissions electronically in MS Word (.doc/.docx) format. Submissions must be uploaded to the submission form attached below.
  • Original submissions are invited from undergraduate and graduate students, research scholars, academicians and practitioners. Submissions may be co-authored by a maximum of two authors.
  • Our policies on academic writing reflect our commitment to academic integrity and fairness. The use of AI and AI-assisted technologies in the writing process is prohibited due to concerns about the authenticity and originality of submitted work.
  • DNLU-SLJ(Online) follows a zero-tolerance towards plagiarism. Adherence must be given to the University Grant Commission (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2018. In case of non-compliance with the UGC’s policy, the articles will be rejected.


The submissions must be in the following categories –

  • Response to articles in the print or previous articles published in DNLU-SLJ (Online).
  • Articles on contemporary issues and legal developments.
  • Book Reviews.
  • Case Comments.
  • Comments on legislation and policies.
  • The word limit for the submission is 1000-2500 words, exclusive of the abstract and endnotes.

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 200 words.
  • The main body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size of 12, with 1.5 line spacing and Justified alignment.
  • Submissions made for the Online format are encouraged to have hyperlinks. However, in the absence of hyperlinks, the author(s) must use endnotes.
  • All Endnotes must conform to the 4th Edition of OSCOLA rules of citation and must be in Times New Roman font, with Font Size 10 and line spacing of 1.0.

For OSCOLA rules of citation please click the link below

The body of the manuscript should not contain any personal details of the author for the purpose of anonymity.

  • The manuscript must be original and unpublished work and must not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright of all submissions selected for publication shall vest with DNLU.

Submission Procedure

[Click here to Submit]


Email: dnluslj@mpdnlu.ac.in.

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