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Army Institute Of Law Student Law Review

Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.



The AIL Student Law Review is an annual, peer reviewed Journal published by the Army Institute of Law. It is a Journal which constitutes of the Faculty Editorial Board and a Student Editorial Board under the patronage of the Institute's Management and the Principal.

The object of the Journal is to promote the Culture of Research in the Institute, to inculcate a spirit of initiative & enterprise and to publish scholarly Articles in any dimension of law. The ultimate aim is to make it an intellectual treat for all its readers. The Student Law Review will publish well researched, quality contributions on contemporary and relevant issues in all areas of Law and related subjects. The papers are reviewed on the basis of Innovativeness of Content, Research Methodology, Suggestions and Recommendations put forward in the Paper and the Overall Impact.

The Army Institute of Law will be launching its first issue of AIL SLR in 2017 with an ISSN Number. The AIL SLR would be released as an online publication as well as in the printed form.


Patron: Maj Gen J.T. Chacko, Chairman, AIL

Editor-In- Chief: Dr. Tejinder Kaur, Offg Principal, AIL

Editors: Dr. Kamaljit Kaur (Coordinator, AIL Research Society)
Ms. Chanpreet Kaur (Faculty nominated by the Principal.)

Constitution Of Student Editorial Board

The Student Editorial Board would constitute of the following who would be selected on the basis of their CV's by the Principal, Research Coordinator of AILRS and one Faculty Member (as nominated by the Principal).

  • Associate Editors: 4
  • Assistant Editors: 2
  • Copy Editors: 2
  • Proof Readers: 2
  • Layout Specialist: 2

Call For Papers

There will be call for papers at the beginning of the Academic Session, it would be published annually and the authors would be entitled to one hard copy of the Journal.

Submission Procedure

Authors are invited to submit their work to the Editorial Board at the following e-mail id: 2017ailslr@gmail.com. Submissions are invited only from AIL Students.

Submission Categories

1) Articles:

A research paper having a comprehensive and thorough critical analysis of pertinent, germane and appropriate legal issues can be submitted under this head. Authors may write on interdisciplinary issues and their arguments must be logical and may take into account aspects such as sociological, political and economic implications of the law. The word limit for the articles is between 4,000 to 6,000 words.

2) Case Comments:

An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent Judgment. The word limit for case commentaries is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

3) Normative Law Articles:

A research paper containing the opinion of the author relating to a specific Legislation. It seeks to bring out views on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provisions and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should the author have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, authors are welcome to draft and/or amend the provisions or can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement. The Students are also encouraged to draft Bills on pertinent issues for which no statutory provision exists. (Legislative Drafting). Word Limit should be between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

Guidelines For Submissions

The AIL SLR has no thematic restrictions; however the subject matter must pertain to Law. Please note the following details:

  • All manuscripts (in soft & hard copy) must be accompanied by:
    a. A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone number etc.)
    b. A Certificate that the manuscript submitted is a piece of original and bonafide research work and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
    c. An abstract of not more than 200 words describing the submission and should also highlight the Keywords.
  • Co-authorship is permitted with a maximum of two authors only.
  • No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, the name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscript.
  • Electronic submissions (email) should ideally be made in Word Format (.doc)/ (docx).
  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and spacing of 1.5. One inch margins on all sides should be maintained. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing.
  • Contributions to the Law Review shall be blind peer reviewed by the Editorial Board.
  • Text and citations should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition). This mode of citation must be strictly followed otherwise the Manuscript shall not be considered for publication.
  • In case of references from websites, complete URL address, along with the last date of accessing the website should be mentioned.
  • Contributions to the Law Review shall be peer reviewed by the Editorial Board. The Manuscripts shall go through a Plagiarism check on the Institute Plagiarism software and Plagiarized work shall be outrightly rejected.
  • AIL reserves the right to take the decision to publish the contribution or not.
  • Submission of a Manuscript shall be taken to imply that it is an unpublished work and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • Copyright of all entries received shall exclusively vest with the Army Institute of Law. The submission of work would imply that the contributor has assigned such rights to AIL on its publication in the Law Review.
  • In case the article is not published, then the author shall be intimated by the Editorial Board and he/she may then send it for publication elsewhere.