NLS Business Law Review is inviting original and unpublished submissions for its upcoming Volume 10. Scroll down for more details!

Editorial Board, NLS Business Law Review (NLSBLR) is inviting original and unpublished submissions for its upcoming Volume 10 2024.


The NLSBLR is a student-run journal at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, India’s premier law school. Our goal is to recognise and foster cutting-edge academic scholarship on commercial law.

Over the years, since the publication of our first volume in 2015, we have featured scholarship by a diverse range of leading academics, advocates, judges, scholars, and other luminaries, such as Justice V. Ramasubramanian (Judge, Supreme Court of India), Mr. Philip R. Wood CBE, KC (Yorke Distinguished Fellow, University of Cambridge), Prof. (Dr.) Regis Bismuth (Professor, SciencesPo Law School), Mr. Matthew Hodgson (Partner, Allen & Overy LLP), Mr. Rajat Sethi (Founder & Managing Partner, S&R Associates), and Prof. (Dr.) James J. Nedumpara (Professor, Jindal Global Law School).

Submission Guidelines

Detailed submission guidelines (along with the process for submission) for the Journal are available on our website. In brief, we accept submissions that fall within the following categories:

  • Long Form Articles: Between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Submissions in this category are expected to engage with the topic, its theme, and available literature comprehensively so as to offer a novel and original reassessment.
  • Essays: Between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Submissions in this category are comparatively more concise and limited in scope. Essays usually deal with a very specific topic as compared to Long Form Articles.
  • Case/Legislative Comments: Between 1,500 to 3,000 words. Submissions in this category are expected critically analyse a recent court decision or legislative/policy proposal, either in India or abroad, and comment on its implications.
  • Book Reviews: Between 2,000 to 3,000 words. Submissions in this category are expected to critically analyse and engage with a recent academic book that falls under our mandate.

We recommend that potential authors choose a topic that is contemporarily relevant. We especially encourage undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students to consider writing for the Journal. We also welcome purely theoretical/philosophical/jurisprudential pieces.

Submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. Further, submitted manuscripts must not contain any biographical information regarding the authors, such as names, institutional affiliations, acknowledgements, etc. This information can be added at a later stage if the manuscript is accepted for publication.

Finally, submissions made to the Journal must be on an exclusive basis and not be under concurrent consideration by any other academic or non-academic publication. To reiterate, we request all potential authors to go through our submission guidelines thoroughly before submitting their manuscripts.


Submission Guidelines: [Click here to view]



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