Call for Papers: SPIL's International Law Journal Volume I (Submit by Feb 05)

Call for Papers: SPIL's International Law Journal Volume I (Submit by Feb 05)
SPIL Mumbai

Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai strive towards taking legal studies to an empirical level and promoting law as an area of enquiry and study far beyond the realms of classrooms.


Any topic of contemporary relevance in the area of International Law

Extended Submission Deadline

The last date for submission for ‘Volume 1 (Revival Edition)’ of the International Law Journal is 5th February, 2021.

Submissions sent after the deadline will not be considered for publication.



An Article must comprehensively analyse a specific issue. It must study or evaluate the status quo, indicate any lacunae therein, and suggest potential solutions. It may also employ a comparative, historical or multi-disciplinary approach to strengthen the author’s argument. An Article should be between 6000 and 10000 words.


Essays are more concise in terms of scope and conceptualization. An Essay should be between 4000 and 6000 words.



• The ILJ follows ‘Harvard Bluebook 20th Edition’ style of referencing. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, size 12 with 1.5 line spacing and Justified Alignment. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 with Single spacing.

• All the word limits mentioned in the 'CATEGORIES AND WORD LIMIT' section are exclusive of footnotes. Please note that the word limits will be strictly enforced.

• Every submission should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 200 words providing a summary of the manuscript. The abstract will not be including in the word limit.

Authorship and Eligibility

Original submissions are invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students, industry practitioners, academicians and research scholars. Submissions may be co-authored, by a maximum of 2 authors.


Please send your submissions as a ‘.doc’ or a ‘.docx’ file with your biographical information mentioned in the content of the email to

The subject title of the email should be ‘International Law Journal Volume 1 (Revival Edition) – Submission’.

For further queries, please contact us at

SPIL - Call for Papers Brochure.pdf

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