Call for Papers | UPES Student Law Review by UPES, Dehradun: Submit by Oct 30

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About the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies was established in 2003 through the UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. With an ambitious vision and peerless approach, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-specialized undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the fields of Engineering, Business, Law, Design, Health Sciences, School of Liberal Studies, and the newest of the lot – Modern Media.

The university’s singular purpose is to enable each one to achieve their life purpose through the guiding light of knowledge. UPES believes that each one is empowered to pursue their dreams and passions in a meaningful and responsible manner. Thus, enabling one to choose life’s pathways that fulfill their individual purposes fruitfully is the ultimate motivation of UPES.

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About UPES Student Law Review

UPES Student Law Review (USLR) is a bi-annual, student-coordinated, double-blind peer-reviewed legal e-journal based at the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies emanating and embracing legal academia. The publication is entirely produced by the student board of the University under the supervision of accomplished faculty advisors and an expert peer review board.

Eligibility & Fee Details

The opportunity is open to all national as well as international students pursuing a recognized bachelor’s or master’s degree in law.

The submission is absolutely free and no fee will be charged from the author(s) at any stage.

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The Theme for 7th Edition

USLR welcomes submissions on all areas of the law. Preference will be given to innovational critical research of any legislative vacuum that is there or any laws presently requiring certain rectifications.

The theme for the year will be open and we will welcome the new approaches to laws.

Suggestive Sub-Themes

  • Arbitration Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Forensic Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Media & Entertainment Law
  • Mercantile Law
  • Sports Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Labour Law
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
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Important Dates

Deadline for Submission of Full Paper: 30 October, 2022, by 11:59 PM

Communication of Acceptance: November 15, 2022

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions shall be in the form of the following entries. The word limit for every category of submission is inclusive of footnotes.
  2. Articles: 3,500 to 5,000 words
  3. Essays: 2,000 to 2,500 words  
  4. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 2,000 to 3,000 words
  5. Book Reviews: 1,000 to 1,500 words
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(For book reviews, only unsolicited entries are encouraged. It is also essential that the book must have been published/reprinted in the last three years from the date of the book review submission).

  1. Every submission must consist of an Abstract of not more than 300 words, and it should be included in the main paper for the final submission. The Abstract shall stand outside the purview of the word limit.
  2. We follow a zero-tolerance policy against violation of academic integrity and any submission bearing more than 10% plagiarism in its entirety shall be disregarded from consideration.
  3. It is advisable to choose a theme of contemporary relevance which carries an issue of law that can be analyzed critically. Papers dealing with foreign themes should strive to engage with its relevance in the Indian legal context.
  4. Co-authorship is permitted for up to a maximum of two authors.
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Formatting & Citation Guidelines

  • Only submissions in Microsoft Word compatible formats are permissible (.doc or .docx preferred)
  • The Main Title of the Submission shall be in ALL CAPS, Times New Roman, Font Size 16, bold and center-aligned.
  • The Sub-Titles shall be in ALL CAPS, Times New Roman, Font Size 14.
  • The Main Text shall be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, Justified.
  • The Line Spacing throughout the submission should be 1.5.
  • All references must be made in the form of footnotes using The Bluebook A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition).
  • The footnotes must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, Justified.
  • The author(s) shall refrain from using page borders or other unnecessary formatting features.
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Submission Procedure

  1. Authors are requested to send their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx format to upesstudentlawreview@ddn.upes.ac.in
  • The Subject Line of the email for the Final submission shall be – “Final Paper Submission: USLR Vol. 3 ”
  • For the final submission, the Abstract must be included in the final paper itself.
  • Every submission must be accompanied by a separate Cover Letter bearing the following information:
    • Full Name of the Author(s)
    • Position /Designation
    • Institutional Affiliations
    • Contact Details of the Author(s)
    • Declaration of Originality
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Please Note: UPES Student Law Review follows a blind peer review method, thus, it is expected from the author(s) to not include their name/affiliation or any other form of identifiable marks anywhere in the paper except for on the cover letter.

Contact Information

For any further queries or clarifications, please feel free to reach out to:

Jaya Pandey, Editor-in-Chief: +91 – 8881279373/ 9569906433

Managing Editor,: Muskan singh: +91- 9821253366

Email: upesstudentlawreview@ddn.upes.ac.in

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