RGNUL Law Review: Trade & Investment Law

Aishwarya Dhakarey

11 Oct 2016 7:29 AM GMT

  • RGNUL Law Review: Trade & Investment Law

    The RGNUL Student Research Review (formerly known as “RGNUL Student Law Review”) is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. It is the flagship journal managed by the students of the University.

    It has been founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white. Owing to the success of previous editions and international contributions, the journal will be published by Eastern Book Company Publishers (EBC) and will be archived online on scconline.com.

    The previous special edition on Law and; Technology featured an engaging guest article by Mr. Nandan Kamath who is an alumnus of NLSIU, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar) and Harvard Law School and Mr. Abhinav Shrivastava who is an alumnus of NALSAR and Kings College London on the regulatory treatment of online gaming in India.

    The Law Review aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects (“articles”), written by law students as well as shorter pieces, commonly called “notes” and “comments”. Normative law articles form a major component of the Law Review. Legislative Policy Drafting is one of the novel and the primary areas which it aims to cover.

    The Law Review aims to seek the opinion of student researchers and provides the option to DRAFT and/or AMEND the existing law. The Review is coming out with a Special Edition on ‘Trade & Investment Law’ to foster academic research in this unexplored area.


    Submissions are welcomed dealing with any broad area concerning International Economics and Finance with a focus on trade and investment law. The topics may relate to the following issues, but shall not remain restricted to them. This list is merely illustrative, not exhaustive.

    1. Trade Restrictions in Emerging markets

    2. Effect of social inclusion on economic growth

    3. WTO

    4. Debt factor in emerging markets

    5. Role of finance in world trade

    6. Challenges and opportunities regarding trade & investment in developing countries

    7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

    8. Effecct of Cross-border mergers & acquisitions

    9. Trade Agreements

    10. Investor-state arbitration


    The RGNUL Student Law Review Special Edition will be blind peer-reviewed. The articles would undergo initial editorial screening followed by blind peer review.

    Submissions are invited under the following categories:

    Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words): A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 10,000 words.

    Short Notes (3000 to 5000 words): An engaging comment on a contentious issue. The word limit for articles is between 3000 to 5000 words.

    Case Comments (3,000 to 4,000 words): An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.

    Normative Law Articles (2,000 to 5,000): The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law.

    In certain exceptional circumstances, we may consider submissions which exceed or fall short of the word limit, provided the author provides a letter justifying the same.


    1. All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.

    2. All footnotes should be in Garamond 10 single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation.

    3. Margins: 1 inch on all sides.

    4. All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

    5. All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.

    6. The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.

    7. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx formats alongwith a pdf copy of the same.

    8. The Manuscripts must be e-mailed to sirslr@rgnul.ac.in

    9. Co-authorship up to a maximum of two (2) co-authors is allowed.

    10. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.


    The Last Date for submissions is 20th November, 2016 by 11:00 P.M. (Indian Standard Time)


    The Journal will retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.


    For any further queries, contact the Editorial Board at sirslr@rgnul.ac.in

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