Call for Papers: NLSIU – Journal of Law and Public Policy [JLPP] Vol. VI (2019) ISSN 2350-1200

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NLSIU Journal of Law and Public Policy

Call for Papers: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru – Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) – Vol. VI (2019) ISSN 2350-1200 

The Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, published by the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. JLPP aims to be a forum that encourages students, academicians, administrators, practitioners, and research scholars to come together for the cause of legal education and research and contribute scholarly pieces with a specific focus on issues that fall in the domain of law and public policy.

About the Issue

India ranked 142nd in 2015 Ease of Doing Business (EDB) Rankings published on 29 October 2014 by the World Bank. Since then it has jumped 65 places to reach its current 77th position in 2019 rankings. As a result of continued efforts by the Government, India has improved its rank by 53 positions in the last two years and 65 positions in the last four years. The Government has carried out comprehensive and complex reforms such as an easier procedure for filing GST returns, increase in recovery rate under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, reforms in contractual enforcement among others that have simplified the procedures for the conduct of business in the country.

The Doing Business assessment provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies on ten parameters affecting a business through its life cycle. But while India managed dramatic changes in some indicators, there were other indicators such as paying taxes and registering property where its scores barely moved.

The mandate and the focus of the current Government to project an investor-friendly environment has resulted in a lot of policy and legal framework changes to reflect a stronger performance in the EDB Rankings. NLSIU invites authors to contribute articles, research papers, case comments and book reviews on the theme of Ease of Doing Business: Law and Policy in India for the JLPP Vol VI. (2019).

The broad themes on which submissions are invited are:

  1. Rule of Law and Ease of Doing Business Indices;
  2. Starting a business, Incorporation, and Registration;
  3. Real Estate and Construction permit;
  4. Property transactions and registrations;
  5. Getting Credit;
  6. Protection of Founders/ Start-Ups;
  7. Protection of Foreign Investment;
  8. Import – Export Control and Policy;
  9. Taxation Policy;
  10. Policy for Reducing Cost and time in contractual enforcement;
  11. Protection of Creditor and Enterprises through IBC;
  12. Make In India;
  13. Skill India;

The author/s can make submissions under the following heads:

  1. Scholarly articles and research papers (5000-8000 words, inclusive of footnotes).
  2. Short Articles (3000 -5000 words, inclusive of footnotes).
  3. Case Comments, Legislative Briefs, Law Commission report/review (1500-2500 words, inclusive of footnotes).
  4. Book Review (700-1500 words, inclusive of footnotes)

The deadline for accepting submissions is 30th November 2019. Submissions are to be made only in electronic form. The same should be e-mailed to or to (in MS Word format) along with a covering letter addressed to Prof. (Dr.) Sairam Bhat (Coordinator & Chief Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy, (2019).

The cover letter should include:

  1. Title of the Paper
  2. Abstract (in 200 words)
  3. Name of the Author
  4. Designation
  5. Institutional affiliation
  6. Correspondence address.

Co-authored papers should give full details about all the authors.


  • The article should contain a disclaimer stating that the submitted paper is original and is not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • All citations shall be placed in footnotes and shall be in accordance with the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 20th Edition.
  • All submissions will go through an initial round of review by the editorial board and the selected pieces will subsequently be sent for peer review before finalization for publication. We encourage potential contributors to adhere to a uniform mode of citation throughout the whole work.
  • Authors may refer to previous issues of JLPP available on

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