The IJCL is the flagship journal of NALSAR University of Law which aims to provide a source of qualitative and well-researched jurisprudence to constitutional lawyers, academicians and students and encouraging contribution from them as well.


The IJCL of NALSAR University is inviting submissions for its 10th Volume which seeks to establish a balance between legal realities and academic ideals. 
Submissions are invited on contemporary issues in Constitutional law or viewing the subject matter from a comparative, critical or intersectional perspective.


Submissions are solicited under the following heads:

Articles:• Word limit will be 4500-7000 words.• Articles should contain sustained analysis on legal topics. They may be either doctrinal or theoretical (or both) and must comprehensively deal with all relevant literature on the chosen subject to formulate well-reasoned position.• An article is therefore ordinarily conservative in its method of analysis

Essays:• Word limit will be 3000-4500 words.• Essays are more adventurous in their method and seek to challenge existing legal paradigms or address problems innovatively.• Essays should be considerably more concise, in terms of scope and conceptualization and present fresh approaches to issues.

Case Comments and Legislative Comments:• Word limit will be 1500-3000 words.• Case comments should be a study of any contemporary judicial pronouncement (Indian or foreign) and must contain its analysis, the context in which it has been delivered, its contribution to existing law and must necessarily comment on the judicial process involved• Legislative comments entail a critical analysis of any existing Indian legislation or proposed Bills and their constitutional implications.• Critical, comparative pieces dealing with similar issues across jurisdictions are encouraged.

Other submissions:• Other pieces that do not specifically fall into any of the aforementioned sections will also be considered• Specifically book reviews, short responses to previous publications and notes on an author’s practical experiences in constitutional litigation, judgment deliberation, legislative drafting, etc are solicited.

*All word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

The submissions should be original, unpublished work of author without plagiarism.
Co-authorship up to two authors is permitted.
Submissions must be made in the form of MS Word document only.
The submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours and will be subjected to review process by the peer review group.

*All submissions and other related queries are to be sent to ijcl@nalsar.ac.in before 17th January 2021.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES• All submissions must conform to the Oxford University for the Citation of legal authorities. Speaking footnotes are not discouraged.• For the Body of the manuscript: Times New Roman, size-12, line-spacing 1.5

For the Footnotes: Times New Roman, size-10, line-spacing 1.0 • Every submission must be accompanied by an abstract, of not more than 350 words, that outlines the area of study and any important conclusions that may be drawn by the author(s).• Authors must submit their designations, current institutional affiliations, email and postal addresses and other such relevant details. Such details shall be mailed in a separate document and must not appear anywhere in the manuscript or the abstract.


The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad: Justice City, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad – 500 101
Aachman Shekhar: 7009078559
Abhijit Murthy: 9845605335
Saher Naqvi: 7897717953
Raghunandan Sriram: 8867004135
Email: ijcl@nalsar.ac.in

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