Call for Papers: NLIU Law Review

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Call for Papers: NLIU Law Review


The NLIU Law Review is an annual student-edited publication of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal.


It aims to promote a culture of scholarly research and academic writing among students by publishing articles on subjects of interest to the legal profession and academia.

NLIU Law Review Volume 7

This year the NLIU Law Review seeks to publish Volume 7, which will be solely dedicated to submissions exploring the principles related to data protection.

From Google and Twitter to Amazon and Uber, are increasingly becoming data-oriented, finding unique methods to use data to unlock new avenues of profit.

With the emergence of big data, governments can now collect, process and scrutinize data from millions of people. While governments have defended their actions on the basis of national security, citizens’ concerns about their privacy rights still remain unaddressed.

Three broad strategies are available to tackle and nullify the effects of privacy issues – individual notice and consent, opting out, and anonymization.

The applicability and effectiveness of these strategies, however, is limited.

The problem with individual notice and consent is that at the time of data collection, most secondary uses of the data haven’t been fully explored, making it impossible for users to give their informed consent about risks that don’t exist.

Similarly, anonymization of data has its own risks due to the possibility of re-identification and opting out of certain services may be impractical.

Therefore the strategies we currently employ are not sufficient to cope with the evolving needs of the information age, where everything quantifiable seems to be measured, recorded, and exploited.

This trend shows no signs of slowing and has opened a floodgate of issues relating to cross-border ownership, use and storage of data.

At the same time, data also provides us with customized services and life-saving insights.

In order for us to address these issues, we must evolve principles that are pragmatic and still reflect our human values.

The NLIU Law Review invites prospective authors to submit articles on any issue relating to the theme ‘Data Protection’. Please adhere to the submission guidelines given below:

Submission Guidelines

Criteria – Language, structure, contribution to existing literature, contemporary relevance, research

Style Guidelines – The main body of the article is to be in the following format: Times New Roman, size-12, 1.15 line spacing, justified

Citation standards – Citations must conform to standards laid down in the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th 2015). Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation. Substantive footnoting is permissible.

General Guidelines – Submission must be accompanied with a covering letter including author’s name, email id, mobile number and college name. Submissions must only be in electronic form sent via email.

All submissions must be in .doc format. It must be Word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2003, 2007 and 2010.

Papers submitted must not be written more than two authors. Papers must contain an abstract of 250-300 words inclusive in the world limit.

Types of Submissions and Requirements

Articles: (5000-10000 words)

Case Notes: (2000-5000 words)

Legislative Comment: (1000-3000 words)

Book Reviews: (1000-3000 words)

Submission Procedure

All submissions are to be made to


15th October, 2017 [Extended]


Raghavi Viswanath, Editor-in-Chief, NLIU Law Review: +91-9039009515