About Delhi Law Review (Student Edition)
The Delhi Law Review (DLR) is the flagship journal of the Faculty of Law and is one of the oldest
journals in the country, having been published since 1978. The Student Edition of the DLR (SDLR)
is an annual, double-blind, student-reviewed and edited journal which was introduced with the
objective of involving students in promoting academic research and facilitating debate on
contemporary legal issues in India. The SDLR assumes an inter-disciplinary orientation and is
wide enough to include national and international legal and policy-based issues within its sweep.
As of 2018, the journal has been made available as a digital publication accessible on the Faculty
of Law website here:

Types of Submissions:
The Student Edition of the Delhi Law Review is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue:
Vol. VII of 2020. The SDLR invites original, unpublished manuscripts from all academicians, authors, legal professionals and students from India and abroad in the following categories:

I. Long Articles (6500-8500 words, including footnotes)
Submissions in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature of a particular topic comprehensively. The article must survey current practice in the field, identify any lacunae and offer innovative reassessment along with constructive suggestions. Theoretical pieces are also welcome in this category.

II. Essays/Short Articles (3500-6000 words, including footnotes)
Essays/short articles are more concise in scope and are focused on a particular issue and offers new perspective and critical insights on selected topic. They offer clearly
identifiable arguments and may provide different ways of conceptualizing the selected.

III. Case Notes and Legislative Comments (1500-2500 words)
This category is meant for the analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement,
legislative action, or policy proposal. Notes and Comments must trace the line of cases
in which the decision appears and comment on its implications on the evolution of that
branch of law. Similarly, a legislative comment or policy proposal must identify the
object and expected impact of the legislative action/policy proposal in question.

Submission Guidelines:
I. General Instructions
• Long articles and short articles must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 200 words.
• Up to 2 co-authors are allowed for all categories, except Case Notes and Legislative Comments wherein co-authorship is not permitted.
• All works must be original and unpublished, and must not be pending for review before any other journal. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification for publication in the SDLR.
• While it is advisable to adhere to the word limits of each category, the journal may be flexible on the word limit depending on the quality of the article.
• Deadline for submission is 15th March, 2020, 11:59 p.m. IST.

II. Submissions through E-mail
The SDLR will only accept electronic submissions. These may be emailed to under the subject heading “SDLR Vol VII submission”.

All submissions must contain the following:

  1. The manuscript in Word format (.doc or .docx) as a mail attachment. PDF/other
    formats/hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
  2. The body of the email must mention
    a) Name of the author(s)
    b) Contact number
    c) Academic year of the course pursued (if applicable),
    d) Qualifications (if applicable)
    e) Institutional affiliation,
    f) Title of the paper
    g) The type of submission (Long Article, Essay/Short Article, Case note & Legislative
    h) A declaration to the following effect:
    “I/we declare that the manuscript is an original and previously unpublished work written by me/us. I/we agree to tackle any dispute relating to my/our manuscript including copyright, defamation or contempt and agree to suffer the loss, if any,
    caused by violating copyright or any other rights.”
    Note: Upon submission, the manuscript shall be the property of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Henceforth, articles accepted for publication may be cross-published/republished. Such cross publishing/republishing shall not require the prior consent of the author(s).
    Contact us:
    All correspondence and queries may be addressed to:

The Editorial Board

DelhiL Review (Student Edition).

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