Call for Papers: UPES Student Law Review (Vol 2 Issue 1)

Submit by June 10
Call for Papers: UPES Student Law Review (Vol 2 Issue 1)

The UPES Student Law Review (USLR) is a bi-annual, student coordinated, double-blind peer-reviewed legal e-journal based at School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies emanating and embracing legal academia. The publication is entirely produced by the student board of the University under the supervision of accomplished faculty advisors and an expert peer review board.

The USLR Journal aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects “articles/essays”, written by law students, legal scholars, professors, jurists, and all diverse members of the legal fraternity as well as shorter pieces, such as “notes” and “comments”.

Eligibility & Fee Details

The opportunity is open to all national as well as international students pursuing a recognized bachelor’s or master’s degree in law.

The submission is absolutely free and no fee will be charged from the author(s) at any stage.

The Theme for Volume 2 Issue 1

“Commercial/Corporate Laws & Governance”


· Arbitration Law

· Banking Law

· Capital Markets & Securities Law

· Corporate Governance Regime

· Entrepreneurship in Corporate Engagement

· Food Safety Law

· Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law

· Intellectual Property Rights

· Investment Law

· Mergers & Acquisitions

· Mirco Small and Micro Medium Enterprises (MSME’s)

· Need of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Policies

· Taxation Law

· Uniform Commercial Code

Please Note: The sub-themes listed above are only suggestive. Authors are permitted to choose any suitable sub-theme as per their own discretion; however, the sub-theme must fall under the ambit of the parent theme.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission of Abstract and Full Paper: June 10, 2021, by 11:59 PM

Communication of Acceptance: July 15, 2021

Submission Guidelines

1. Submissions shall be in the form of the following entries. The word limit for every category of submission is inclusive of footnotes.

· Articles: 5,000 to 7,000 words

· Essays: 3,000 to 5,000 words

· Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 2,000 to 3,000 words

· Book Reviews: 1,000 to 2,000 words

(For book reviews, only unsolicited entries are encouraged. It is also essential that the book must have been published/reprinted in the last three years from the date of the submission of the book review).

2. Every submission must consist of an Abstract of not more than 300 words, that should be included in the main submission itself. The Abstract shall stand outside the purview of the word limit in the final submission.

3. We follow a zero-tolerance policy against violation of academic integrity and any submission bearing more than 15% plagiarism in its entirety shall be disregarded from consideration.

4. It is advisable to choose a theme of contemporary relevance which carries an issue of law that can be analysed critically. Papers dealing with foreign themes should strive to engage with its relevance in the Indian legal context.

5. Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of two authors.

Formatting & Citation Guidelines

· Only submissions in Microsoft Word compatible formats are permissible (.doc or .docx preferred)

· The Main Title of the Submission shall be in ALL CAPS, Times New Roman, Font Size 16, bold and center-aligned.

· The Sub-Titles shall be in ALL CAPS, Times New Roman, Font Size 14.

· The Main Text shall be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Justified.

· The Line Spacing throughout the submission should be 1.5.

· All references must be made in the form of footnotes using The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition). – Please find the attached guide for reference in the official Brochure.

· The footnotes must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, Justified.

· The author(s) shall refrain from using page borders or any other unnecessary formatting features.

Submission Procedure

1. Authors are requested to send their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx format to

2. The Subject Line of the email for the submission shall be – “Final Paper Submission: USLR Vol. 2 Issue 1”

3. For the submission, the Abstract must be included in the final paper itself.

4. Every submission must be accompanied by a separate Cover Letter bearing the following information:

v Full Name of the Author(s)

v Position /Designation

v Institutional Affiliations

v Contact Details of the Author(s)

v Declaration of Originality

5. Every submission shall be sent with the duly-filled Copyright Form, failing which the submission would not be considered for the review.

Please download the Copyright Form here:

Please Note: UPES Student Law Review follows a blind peer review pedagogy, thus, it is expected from the author(s) to not include their name/affiliation or any other form of identifiable marks anywhere in the paper except for on the cover letter.

For more detailed instructions and guidelines, please go through our Brochure here

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Contact Information

For any further queries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to:

Indraneel Chakraborty, Managing Editor: +91 8406949776

Parth Singhal, Managing Editor: +91 8267879223


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