Student Advocate Committee

The primary mandate of the Student Advocate Committee is to publish the National Law School of India Review, the flagship journal of the National Law School. In addition, the Committee has included within its purview a range of activities that seek to promote legal writing and scholarship in the NLSIU.

The National Law School of India Review (formerly the Student Bar Review) is a peer reviewed journal which has grown from strength to strength in recent years. The principal objective of the NLSIR is to provide incisive legal scholarship about issues that are at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse. In keeping with this objective, past issues of the NLSIR have featured contributions by luminaries such as the previous Chief Justice of India, Justice Altamas Kabir as well as Justices S.B. Sinha and A.R. Lakshmanan of the Indian Supreme Court, academics such as Prof. Michael Furmston, Prof. Christopher Forsyth and Prof. Martin Hunter, and practitioners of the stature of Mr. Arvind P. Datar and Mr. Gourab Banerji. In August 2009, NLSIR attained the unique distinction of being the only Indian student-run law journal to be cited by the Supreme Court of India, in Action Committee, Un-Aided Private Schools v. Director of Education. More notably, we were cited in the the recent ground-breaking Supreme Court judgment in Justice K.S. Puttuswamy v. Union of India, declaring the Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right in India.

The National Law School of India Review is published twice annually. The first issue contains articles on different areas of the law, while the second is typically a theme-based issue, concentrating on a specific area of legal scholarship. The second issue includes papers presented at the Annual NLSIR Symposium. Apart from a component containing articles and essays which comprehensively analyze the choice of subject matter, the NLSIR also features notes, reviews, comments and case studies which concentrate on contemporary developments. The NLSIR hosts an annual symposium in its endeavour to contribute to legal discourse by inviting experts both from India and abroad to present their views on current legal controversies.

The Student Advocate Committee also runs a ‘Project Conversion Cell’, which allows members of the student community to send in their projects for review. The Cell then gives students constructive advice on how these papers could be developed so that they may be published in academic journals, both Indian and international.

For details, refer to the National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) website: All enquiries can be addressed to the Chief Editor, NLSIR, at .

The composition of the Committee for the Academic Year 2018-19 is as follows:

  1. Convenor (Chief Editor): Sharan A. Bhavnani (V)
  2. Joint Convenor (Deputy Chief Editor): Nikita Garg (V)
  3. Editors:
    1. Siddharth S. Aatreya (V)
    2. Niharika Sharma (IV)
    3. Hrishika Jain (IV)
    4. Mansvini Jain (IV)
    5. Neha Lodha (IV)
    6. Kashish Makkar (III)
  4. Administrative Editor: Arijeet Shukla (V)
  5. Technical Editor: Suvam Swain (V)
  6. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Govindraj G. Hegde