About the Socio-Legal Review (SLR)

SLR is currently accepting submissions for the second issue of Volume 16. SLR is a bi-annual, student-run, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR began with the support of the Modern Law Review, London in 2005 and has, over the past few years, carried articles by luminaries in the legal and social field such as Rajeev Dhavan, Roger Cotterrell, W.T. Murphy and Asghar Ali Engineer. It aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages scholars and students to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface between law and society.


1. SLR invites contributions in the following categories -

  1. Long Articles - Between 6,000 - 8,000 words.

  2. Short Articles - Between 3,500 - 5,000 words.

  3. Book Reviews - Between 2,000 - 3,000 words.

  4. Case Notes/ Legislative Comments - Between 1,500 - 2,500 words.

  5. Notes from the Field - Notes from the Field are pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. For contributions in this category, empirical studies are encouraged.


2. Contributions to SLR must be made in the electronic form only. Please mail contributions to, with the subject ‘Submission for Socio-Legal Review - Volume 16(2)’, on or before April 30th, 2020.


3. All contributions must contain the following:

  1. The paper in a .doc or .docx format.

  2. Biographical information in a separate title page.

  3. An abstract of not more than 250 words.


4. For formatting and citation guidelines, please refer to SLR’s style guide.

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