NLS Blog Submission Guidelines

The NLS Blog is a platform for original legal and interdisciplinary research and scholarship by the NLSIU research community. An online companion to the National Law School Journal, the Blog publishes short posts by faculty members, researchers and visiting scholars at NLSIU.

The National Law School Journal is the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. It is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that has consistently published original contributions to contemporary legal scholarship on India and the developing world since 1989. The NLS Blog is curated by members of the journal’s Editorial Board and Team.


We welcome submissions under the following categories:

  • Original research: pieces based on recently concluded or ongoing research, preferably focused on primary material
  • Commentary: case comments, comments on new legislations and policy developments
  • Reviews: analytical responses to books, articles, and other relevant publications
  • Short pieces based on longer research articles, seminars, or presentations
  • Interviews with scholars and practitioners across legal studies and allied interdisciplinary scholarship
  • What to avoid: opinion pieces, how-to pieces, and explainers

Length and format

  • Submissions must be between 800 and 1,200 words in length. We may consider publishing longer pieces in parts.
  • All sources must be hyperlinked in the body of the text. For offline references, please use endnotes.

Writing style

The NLS Blog is committed to producing and curating knowledge that is useful and accessible. Towards this end, we encourage clear and concise writing that is aimed at scholarly as well as non-specialist audiences.

Additional material

All submissions must be accompanied by: