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National Law School Journal

The National Law School Journal (NLSJ) is the flagship journal of NLSIU and it is one of the earliest legal journals to be published in India under the leadership of the founding Director Padma Bhushan Prof. (Dr.) Madhava Menon.  The year 2019 was of immense significance to the Journal as it marked the completion of 20 years of NLSJ.

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National Law School of India Review

The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is the flagship law review of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. NLSIR is student edited, peer-reviewed law journal published bi-annually, which holds the unique distinction of being cited twice by the Supreme Court of India.

NLSIR aims to:

  • Publish scholarship of the highest calibre in all areas of Indian law, including comparative perspectives that examine Indian law
  • Promote accessibility to legal scholarship and discourse
  • Encourage deliberation among academia, government, industry and non-governmental stakeholders
  • Promote original legal writing among law students and young academics.
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NLS Business Law Review

The NLS Business Law Review is an annual, open-access, peer-reviewed commercial law journal run by the students of the National Law School of India University and published by the Eastern Book Company.

The NLS Business Law Review intends to recognise and foster academic research and scholarship in commercial law by examining the myriad regulatory frameworks, domestic or international, that impact doing business in India or globally. We particularly welcome submissions applying comparative international perspectives. The mandate of the NLS Business Law Review thus, inter alia, includes company law, securities and capital markets regulation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law.

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Socio-Legal Review (SLR)

The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-run, double blind peer-reviewed journal, of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU). It has been cited by the Supreme Court multiple times. SLR has carried articles by luminaries in the legal and social fields, including Roger Cotterrell, W.T. Murphy, Werner Menski, Asghar Ali Engineer, Pratiksha Baxi and Gina Heathcote. It has a broad mandate and looks at any articles with a perceivable link between law and society, particularly in a South Asian context.

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Journal on Environmental Law Policy and Development (JELPD)

The Journal of Environmental Law Policy and Development, an annual peer reviewed journal of the Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy has released six volumes and is in the process of releasing the seventh volume. Over the years the Journal has featured articles on different themes of environmental law ranging from the governing principles of environmental law, the adjudicatory authorities and their roles in dispensing environmental justice, waste management, and climate change to other contemporary issues in the domain of environmental law and policy. JELPD is listed under the University Grants Commission – Consortium for Academis and Research Ethics (UGC-CARE) and is a double blind peer reviewed journal with an ISSN No. 2348-7046.

Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP)

The Journal of Law and Public Policy, a peer reviewed journal first released in 2014 is published annually by the Centre for Environmental Law Education, Research and Advocacy. It touches upon various socio-legal issues in the interface between law and public policy such as human rights, consumer welfare, women rights, socio-economic rights, food security law, access to legal aid, medical law and ethics to name a few. The fourth, fifth and sixth volumes of the Journal have specifically dealt with legal and policy issues on the Uniform Civil Code, Sustainable Energy and Sports. In addition to scholarly articles the Journal has also featured case comments and book reviews. JLPP is a peer reviewed journal with an ISSN No. 2350-1200.

International Journal on Consumer law and Practice | SCOPUS & UGC CARE Indexed

The International Journal on Consumer Law and Practice (IJCLP) (ISSN 2347-2731) is an Open-Access, Blind-Peer-reviewed, Law journal published annually by NLSIU under the aegis of the Chair on Consumer Law and Practice, NLSIU (CLAP) since 2013. Recently Journal indexed on SCOPUS, HeinOnline, SCC OnLine, & UGC CARE List.

Previous issues have featured contributions by Hon. Justice AK Sikri (Judge, Supreme Court of India), HC Mult Norbert Reich (Emeritus Professor, Bremen University, Germany), Cristina Poncibò (Assoc. Prof., Comparative Private Law, University of Turin, Italy), Laura Zoboli (Asst. Prof., European Economic Law, University of Warsaw, Poland), James P Nehf (Prof. and Cleon H Foust Fellow, Robert H McKinney School of Law Indiana University), Gail Pearson (Prof., University of Sydney, Australia), etc.

IJCLP seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussion on various National and International best practices of Consumer Protection Laws. Following the Ninth successful volume of the Journal and in continuance of the endeavour to encourage academic discourse and legal scholarship, the Board of Editors invites submission for the Tenth Volume. The Journal welcomes contributions from academicians, practitioners, students of law and allied fields.

Indexed on: SCOPUS, UGC-CARE List, HeinOnline, SCC OnLine

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Indian Journal of Law and Technology

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a bi-annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed, open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of the interface between law and technology.

The Journal has a broad mandate, and carries scholarship carries scholarship in the areas of intellectual property rights, internet governance, information communication technologies, privacy rights, digital freedoms, openness, telecommunications policy, media law and innovation, and more, with an emphasis on a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world.

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Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL)

The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) under the patronage of the Indian government-sponsored chair on WTO Law. The Journal is an endeavour to encourage scholarship in the niche but rapidly emerging and dynamic fields of international trade law and international economic law, in recognition of the staggering impact of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and cross-border trade and commerce in the world today.

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To further the dialogue on international economic law, the IJIEL Blog was conceptualized two years ago with an aim to generate interest in this niche field, amongst students, practitioners, and academicians alike. In the past, we have seen contributions from academicians and luminaries in the field like Prof. M. Sornarajah, renowned author and CJ Koh Professor of Law at NUS, Singapore, Prof. Nigam Nuggenhalli, Dean, School of Law, BML Munjal University, Mr Ajar Rab, Partner Rab & Rab Associates, and Mr. James Nedumpara, Professor and Head at Centre for Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

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